Hurricanes (Genesis)

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Featuring in a children's TV cartoon, The Hurricanes are the most revered team in the World Soccer League. The Gorgons are desperate to beat them in a key match - so desperate that they have made it hard for the team to even get to the stadium. Taking control of one of their star players, you must trek through the jungle, mines and a temple to get them to the stadium on time.

Soccer Kid seems like a logical game to 'influence' a license of a show about brilliant football players. Arc Developments agreed. The gameplay thus has a football used as a weapon against encroaching foes. There are ropes to move across, precise jumps to time, and traps to avoid.

In The Hurricanes the ball sticks closely to the player's foot, even while he is jumping. It is only released when purposefully kicked, and replaced if it hits something or is lost. It can be flicked up while you are off the ground.

The levels move from left to right but on several different vertical levels, and there is often more than 1 possible path, in a manner similar to Global Gladiators. Power-up tokens can be collected and traded in. Losing one of your 5 lives takes you back tot he last restart point - losing one of your continues takes you to the start of the world.

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Hurricanes Genesis Does Gianfranco Zola play for the Gorgons (think about it)
Hurricanes Genesis Let's celebrate
Hurricanes Genesis Notice the token woman and token ethnic minority
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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75
Video Games Mar, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Sep 18, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Feb, 1995 45 out of 100 45
Mega Fun Jan, 1995 42 out of 100 42

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Martin Smith (62839) added Hurricanes (Genesis) on Jul 13, 2006
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