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Vinyl Goddess from Mars (DOS)

Vinyl Goddess from Mars DOS Game title

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4380)
Written on  :  Apr 28, 2000
Rating  :  3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

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Summary

Thoroughly inferiour to good ole' Jill.

The Good

Vinyl Goddess From Mars is a fairly solid platform game. Featuring reasonably good graphics, fairly decent music, good controls and reasonably good degree of gameplay, Vinyl is a pretty fun game to play.

However...

The Bad

Vinyl Goddess From Mars isn't even remotely as fun to play as good old Jill of the Jungle. Despite its better graphics, it doesn't have nearly as good music as Jill, and is simply not as fun. The weapons are very hard to properly aim, and there are many types of enemies that will hit you no matter what you do to avoid it.
Also: the plot is thoroughly ridiculous (and I don't mean ridiculous in a humourous, B-Movie sense, but plain STUPID), and the concept of a feminine warrior who has to fight all sorts of enemies is clearly stolen from Jill, which I do not appreciate.

The Bottom Line

A fairly decent platform game, rendered funless by braindead plot and lack of originality.