DescriptionIn StarTropics, you play the part of Michael Jones. Mike's uncle (Dr. Jones, a famous archaeologist) is on C-Island looking for some lost ruins and has invited Mike to come visit him. However, shortly after arriving on the island Mike learns from Chief Coralcola that Dr. Jones has recently been abducted! Now it is up to Mike to locate Dr. Jones and find out why he was abducted.
StarTropics is an action game with light role-playing elements, played from an overhead point of view. Starting out with just an island yo-yo, Mike will need to search the island for Dr. Jones. The villagers may be able to offer some clues, there are many dangerous enemies to defeat, and along the way there are a variety of new weapons and other items to be found which will help Mike on his quest. The cartridge uses a battery backup to allow games to be saved.
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|A tropical adventure and a great game.||Excellence (104)|
|Great Game, and great story||Scott G (728)|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Dec, 2003||10 out of 10||100|
|All Game Guide||2007||90|
|Nintendojo||1996||8.9 out of 10||89|
|Total! (Germany)||Jun, 1997||1.75 out of 6||85|
|The Video Game Critic||Aug 21, 2010||B+||83|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jul, 2005||7.75 out of 10||78|
|Video Games||Jul, 1992||75 out of 100||75|
|neXGam||2002||7.4 out of 10||74|
|Play Time||Nov, 1992||71 out of 100||71|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Apr, 1991||19 out of 40||48|
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ExtrasIncluded in the original package was a typed letter from uncle Steve printed in a unique parchment-style paper. This "feelie" served a unique purpose, as dipping it in water (as instructed in the letter) revealed a puzzle clue vital to complete the game.
Related Web Sites
- C-Island (Excellent page devoted to StarTropics.)
- Howard & Nester do StarTropics (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In Volume 22's two-page installment, Howard follows the advice of friendly locals in trying to get Sub-C to submerge, while Nester and the Nav-Com robot (Nintendo's Robotic Operating Buddy, in a cameo) try a more direct approach.)