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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Micro News (May, 1990)
Cette version sur la Sega 16 bits est parfaite, rapide, jouable. N'hésitez pas si vous aimez les jeux de plate-forme délirants qui regorgent de pièges, de passages secrets et des créatures passablement extravagantes.
The levels in the Megadrive conversion are different from, and slightly more difficult than the arcade game's, but it still oozes excellence, featuring cute and cuddly sprites, marvellous tunes and sound effects, and gameplay which you'll find hard to beat outside of an amusement arcade!
Power Play (Jun, 1990)
Letzten Monat erschien das Plattformspiel "New Zealand Story" für die PC-Engine, (siehe Test in POWER PLAY 5/90, Seite 124) diesmal sind die Mega-Drive-Besitzer an der Reihe. Ihre Version entpuppt sich als noch einen Tick besser: Die Levels wurden etwas umgebaut (durchaus vorteilhaft, wenn auch ein wenig schwer), und das Scrolling ist eine ganze Spur schneller.
Sega Does (Jul 27, 2016)
Think about this: in New Zealand Story, you guide an adorable, helpless kiwi through a series of mazes using balloons gained by shooting down cutesy deranged animals. That’s a great hook and I don’t care what tucked-away country you’re from. Sadly, New Zealand Story wasn’t a hit at a time when a nonsensical story coupled with great gameplay could sell a game, and it certainly wouldn’t sell now in this Our Modern Age of Dark and Serious. Shame. Despite the game’s double portions of toughness, The New Zealand Story is still a wonderful exercise in the surreal.
Das Game ist auf dem Mega Drive zwar weitaus schwieriger als alle anderen Fassungen, spielt sich aber hervorragend. Wer's einfacher mag, ist mit der Engine-Fassung aber auch gut bedient.
60 (Jan 17, 2011)
All in all, I have to say that despite its high difficulty level and mediocre graphics, New Zealand Story is still fun to play. It's one of those adventures that challenges the player's resolve and happily goes toe-to-toe with anyone brave enough to grab a controller. Most of the time, the Kiwis lose, but there's a sort of masochistic sense of accomplishment with the completion of each level. Copies of the game are relatively inexpensive, and players looking for another Herculean task need look no further. I'll most likely never finish it, but I can't say it hasn't been fun trying.