Comments: Like a fine wine there are some games that seem to get better with time. Power strike for example. This on the other hand is starting to taste more like vinegar. I remember in playing it after going to my not so local arcade and being wowed by it and then getting it a few months later for my sms. At the time it seemed so good all the thrills of the Arcade. Now (sigh) it just looks dated. With about three frames of epiletsy inducing flick book animation and about as much fun as sticking your gonads into an electrical socket.( not that I've tried it ) 3 alex kidds though.... and only because sega were brave enough to try and get an arcade conversion from their little black magic box.
Shadow of the Beast
Comments: Take a game that appear on the Amiga! One that used souped up graphics and sound to sell and was devoid of any gameplay. Now removed the souped up graphics and sound and whats left.... erm parralax scrolling and that's about it. Yep lets build a game around about eight layers of parralax scrolling I've always wanted to see clouds move at three different speeds. It's bad! not fully devoid of any pleasure but I can't see that tekmagik would class burying it in the garden under a big painted sign that read "crap game buried here" as actual gameplay.... You never know though. Two alex kidd marks though - I did enjoy painting that sign.....
Comments: Let me get this straigt you want to make a game where a bird in a suit asks you questions?
Sounds like a winner to me!
What were they smoking at Domark that day?
A game based around the hugely succesfull board game of the same name. It was the only game that get the whole family to use the master system. As we sat there in front of the TV faces locked in pain as the Master System beeped and chirped out the national athem of Albania... It sounded more like a small bird beiing strangle.... Even the cat ( who used to tortur mice for fun ) looked at us as if to say "....Man you are cruel put the bird out of it's misery"
Well perhaps not but you get the drift of it. Graphics (what there are ) are funtional but the sound ouch. Still not the most common genre on any console and full marks for Domark pulling off an above average conversion. Worth a play if you can remeber the mid eighties to early ninties. Worth adding to your collection just so you can say you have a board game in your sms collection. Six Alex kids