Weekend Deal: Unreal, FEAR, SiN, Rise of the Triad and more up to 80% off at GOG!

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! (Genesis)

69
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Good Times J. G. (7) unrated
Like, Totally Rad To The Exteme, Man! ETJB (447) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.1


Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
81
Sega Force
Greendog är ett charmigt spel som både känns fräscht och välbekant på samma gång. Strulfaktorn är nästan noll, och nivåerna är ganska varierande. Det enda som drar ner betyget är en vag känsla av att tillverkarna kanske kunde gett en aning mera av det s.k. "järnet", (Den s.k. Sonic 2-effekten...!RED)Det är lite för långt mellan "aha"-upplevelserna i början, även om det tar sig rejält när man kommer en bit in i spelet.
74
Game Zero
Greendog does not follow the feel of most Genesis games. I really enjoyed this cart. It wasn't flashy--just fun! The graphics were cool, and the sound was up beat and rockin'! It all fit together to make a tearin' up fun cart. Good job.
72
GameFan Magazine
Greendog was fun enough to hold my interest all the way through. It has nice scrolling backgrounds and good diversity. There's just not enough here to make it a big game, but it's got enough good points to make it a worthy title.
70
Sega-16.com
When the sun finally sets on the white, sandy beaches, and the soft rhythmic beat of the kettle drums soothes its way into your soul, Greendog is fun little game that is worth the few hours of play required to see all it has to offer. It won't set the world on fire, and anyone looking for profound meaning in it is obviously in need of a vacation themselves. Taken for what it is though, you'll find that the unique visual style, relaxed atmosphere, and goofy premise all combine for an enjoyable romp that's pretty entertaining. Now, where's my lobster bisque?
67
The Video Game Critic
It's fairly awkward, but Greendog does a lot of other things right. The background music has a relaxing, steel drum, island vibe that I found appealing. Falling in the water will not cost you a life (thankfully), and there are some fast-paced skateboarding stages to break up the platform-jumping monotony. On the downside, when a creature ends up on top of our hero, it's frustratingly hard to escape (or kill) it. Many areas feature annoying red fish that latch onto you and won't let go. The skateboard stages feature some ill-conceived "spring" traps that send you back in the stage, and the underwater stages are predictably slow. Bonus stages put our surfer on an odd, flying unicycle contraption to collect items, but it's hard to control and not particularly fun. In the end, Greendog is a good game for a hot summer day, but its numerous flaws ensured we'd never see a sequel.
63
Video Games
Sega versucht erneut, einen Helden zu etablieren: Nach Kid Chameleon und Taz aus Taz Mania tritt nun ein Surfer auf den Plan. Die Designer von Greendog haben sich rigoros an den Ideen erfolgreicher Sega-Vorgänger bedient: Greendog schwimmt wie Sonic per Holzkiste übers Wasser und begegnet Mickey-Mouse-typischen Spielelementen im zweiten Level. Die Grafik ist nicht besonders detailliert, dennoch witzig und liebevoll gestaltet. Überall sind Gags verstreut: Geht zu nah an eine Muschel und sie frißt Euch, kommt in die Nähe eines Abflußrohrs und der Sog zieht Euch nach oben. Auch die Musik ist für Mega-Drive-Verhältnisse gut: Meist sorgen Samba-Rhythmen für ein relaxtes Hawaii-Feeling. Greendog ist keine Meisterleistung, aber trotzdem witzig und kurzweilig. Mir gefällt‘s besser als Kid Chameleon.
60
Power Play
Lichtschutzfaktor drei für Greendog. Das Outfit des Allround-Surfer mit der schlaksigen Extremitäten liegt zwischen witzig bis lächerlich. Die Gegner sind nett animiert, besonders gut gefielen mir die Papageien und die Eingeborenen in Saba. Musikalisch reißt sich Greendog kein Bein aus: ein Reggea-Song wäre angebrachter gewesen als die eintönige Schunkelmusik. Trotzdem kommt bei Wellengeplätscher und Papageiengeschrei die Karibikatmosphäre noch halbwegs gut rüber. Das Level-Design ist augenscheinlich in die Bermuda-Shorts gegangen.