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The Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES)

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51
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Versatile action game set against a Louisiana backdrop Multimedia Mike (17464) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall MobyScore (26 votes) 2.6


The Press Says

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80
VideoGame
O Herói Bayou Billy deve resgatar Anabelle, sequestrada pelo terrível facínora Gordon e seus capangas. Além das armas que recolhe pelo caminho - chicote, bastão e faca, entre outras - Billy pode dar eficientes "voadoras".
60
NES Player
Bayou Billy really could have been a great game if Konami had spent a little more time on it. Don't get me wrong, Bayou Billy is a decent game, but it's kind of like a hangover that just won't go away. Maybe taking Advil before you play the game could clear up some painful memories that you would soon experience.
55
Game Freaks 365
The Adventures of Bayou Billy is an all around disappointing title because they've ruined great graphics and sound with some of the most tedious gameplay I've ever seen. It's amazing that pretty much 80% of this is due to only two levels, but trust me, you'll be hating it when you play them. Konami needed to tweak this a bit for gamers because I can't see anyone at that time actually completing it since the majority of the audience would have been around 10-12 years old. I've played games for years, but I only just beat this after much hardship and practice, neither of which were redeeming. The memories of playing it seemed good at first, but then I remembered, my friends and I never really made it past the first few levels until we cheated. Play, and you'll find out why.
50
The Video Game Critic
In addition to fighting, there are car-driving stages that let you blast oncoming traffic and shoot down helicopters. The pseudo-3D graphics are unimpressive, but it does provide a nice change of pace. Finally, there are a few light-gun stages with bad guys that are hard to miss. In case you can't stomach the fighting stages, the driving and shooting games are immediately available under the practice menu. Bayou Billy is certainly an ambitious title, but despite its strong graphics and sound, this falls squarely into average territory.
42
Power Play
Der Actionmix aus drei verschiedenen Spieletypen ist so ziemlich in die Hose gegangen. Der Schmalspur-Indy kann in keiner Etappe seines öden Abenteuers überzeugen: Dreimal Durchschnitt bleibt halt Durchschnitt. Im Vergleich zu den anderen prima Konami-Neuheiten (man erinnere sich an das fantastische "Probotector") fällt Bayou Billy deutlich ab. Grafik und Musik passen sich dem Niveau des Spieles an und pendeln sich auf "gerade-noch-Mittelmaß" ein.
20
HonestGamers
Of course the Japanese version is still too much of a bland, extremely limited beat ‘em up to be a lost classic or anything; it just starts to resemble an actual game instead of a portable torture device when you can go toe-to-toe against a lone goon without collapsing in a heap or exploding into a fiery ball of misery every three seconds. Take my advice, N-man – forget about Annabelle and concentrate on wooing Princess Lana away from the well-tanned clutches of Simon Belmont. That swamp hussy just ain’t worth it.