The Adventures of Gilligan's Island Reviews (NES)

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Exploring the island stages can be fun, but the action of fighting and avoiding enemies isn’t that well done or particularly exciting, as hit detection isn’t the best and rehashing the same areas of the island travelling back and forth can be tiresome. The game’s writing is sharp, though, and reflects the humor and spirit of the television series quite well. Overall, it’s not the most engaging game, but may be fun for fans of the legendary show.
25 (Jan, 2011)
You begin the game as the Skipper, with Gilligan tagging along behind you. Gilligan is controlled by a horrendous AI who constantly goes out of its way to make your life miserable. He loves to fall down holes, fall off bridges, get stuck in quicksand, etc, etc, etc. In that way, I suppose, he’s similar to the Gilligan in the show: he exists to make the Skipper’s life miserable, providing comic relief for the audience. But imagine how the Skipper feels. In the show, the Skipper wants to drown Gilligan in a vat of acid. In this game, the Skipper’s feelings are your feelings and nothing would please you more than to leave Gilligan for the monkeys and snakes that litter the landscape. Actual controls for the Skipper aren’t too bad. The graphics and music are atrocious, though. Your characters lack any sort of facial features, and the music is akin to Ronnie James Dio coming back from the dead and whispering sweet nothings in your ear; painful and Satanic.