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The NES version was also made considerably easier by adding a feature allowing the character to be hit once before he dies. Still, Karnov requires plenty of skill if you are going to get through its nine stages in one piece.
Jeu amusant et pas tellement long avec un personnage étrange et des ennemis étranges.
is challenging, as certain enemy attacks are virtually impossible
to avoid, and Karnov gets killed with just two hits, but unlimited
continues make it beatable (the manual incorrectly states that
there are only three).
Karnov is a decent enough game if you look at the grand picture, but it certainly has its failures as well. Still, this platformer dared to go in a different direction than most of the others. It was a rather unusual direction, resulting in sloppy programming and a pudgy main character who defies the laws of gravity when he falls, and these can often add to the already slightly manic difficulty level presented before you. The game's worth a try, but as soon as you defeat the final boss, run to your NES deck and shut it off before you get really pissed off and throw a scummy galosh at your television set.
Karnov is a soulless, heartless brute of a game, the kind that begs kids to subject themselves to the masochistic tortures lurking within its depths.
Karnov is an off-beat, fairly
interesting variation on a
familiar videogame play