Saturday 15 June 2024

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (NES review)

Developer: Radical Entertainment
Publisher: THQ
Released: 1992

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is an action game that's based on the animated TV series.

+ You can select between either Rocky or Bullwinkle on the fly and each has their own abilities.

- Bullwinkle's attacks are useless, as special moves cost life and your bombs have a ridiculously small blast range.

- Abysmal controls often have a mind of their own, and trying to make micro-adjustments in mid-air is treacherous.

- Screen doesn't scroll far enough ahead to avoid enemies that weirdly enter the screen an inch from the edge.

- Awful collision detection sees you falling through platforms, and the single screen ending isn't worth the effort.

- Ugly graphics with poor texture work and colour clashing, and despite the basic sprites there's still some slowdown.

- Short, looping music is enough to drive you crazy, and the off-key, ear piercing sounds are reminiscent of the Atari 2600.

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