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Wayne's World (DOS)

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Written by  :  ETJB (447)
Written on  :  Feb 20, 2010
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Summary

A Decent Adventure

The Good

Wayne's World (DOS 1993) does not attempt to follow the storyline of either film and this is a good thing. Let us face facts; the television skits and feature films are not ripe source material for a traditional arcade action based game, although this is exactly what the home console versions of Wayne World attempted to do. Instead, the computer game takes the characters and their humor and puts them squarely into the genre of a point n' click, graphic adventure game. The adventure gaming genre gives the player a greater sense, compared to an action based platformer, of actually being Wayne or Garth on a new and wacky adventure.

The Bad

Most of the game's dialogue exists in the form of on-screen text, when it would have been nice, to have had the original actors reading the script. The dialogue is funny, although not up to par with say, LucasArts adventure games. While you are given choices as to what you want to say, the reply does not very too greatly. In terms of the music and sounds effects, the game offers audio catchphrases that are fun; until you hear them over and over again. Despite the cool music aired on Saturday Night Live and heard in the Wayne's World films, this game has only one or two average sound tracks. Last, but not least, is a pretty harsh time limit coupled with a storyline that encourages exploration with too few clues as to how to proceed.

The Bottom Line

Wayne's World (DOS 1993) is a fun, point n' click graphic adventure game that pulls you into the wacky world of Wayne and his best buddy Garth. A few tweaks to the storyline and some better music and sound effects would have made this a classic, but fans of the franchise will be hard pressed to find a better Wayne's World game.