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Fox's Peter Pan & The Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook (NES)

Fox's Peter Pan & The Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook NES Title Screen

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Written by  :  ETJB (394)
Written on  :  Jan 11, 2010
Rating  :  1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars
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Summary

Should Be Forced To Walk The Plank!

The Good

The ability to fly was perhaps the only thing handled half decently in this horrific game. It is always difficult to deal with a game character who has the power of flight and [in this case] it is easy to get Pan to fly.

The Bad

Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates was an animated gem. One of the collection of animated tv shows to air on [if not to be produced by] the network during the early 1990's that had some impressive [if not groundbreaking] artwork, animation, voice talents and writing. This could have been a cool video game, but instead we get this piece of garbage.

The game's graphics and sound are simply horrible. It does not look or sound anything like the television series and the that is just for starters. Most of the levels are actually repeats with a different color scheme and everything about the look and sound of the game screams unprofessional garbage. Even the intermission sequences look bad as does Captain Hook.

Pan only has a short range sword as an offensive move, and while the basic premise behind his ability to fly is well handled, the control is [overall] sloppy with poor hit detection, jerky movements and an uninspired feeling all around.

Everything about this game will make you ask, "Why?" Why, are the graphics and sound so bad? Why is the storyline almost non-existent? Why is everything about this game so horrible, when the source material provides the foundation for a great game.

The Bottom Line

This game is a sad reminder of an old dirty trick in the gaming world; quickly produce a seriously flawed if not outright horrible game and hope that it sells simply because you have slapped a popular franchise label on it.