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WiiNintendo Life (Feb 17, 2007)
It would be easy to sit here and rave about the smooth play control, the vibrant visuals, and the outstanding soundtrack all day, but what makes New Adventure Island such a treat is that, at its core, it's just an absolute blast to play. It has a well-balanced difficulty curve that gradually progresses, and it has a simple enough control system to make the game challenging without being overly complicated. New Adventure Island is the type of game that will remind you why you love video games in the first place and a game that proves that sometimes less is more. It's hands down one the best Turbografx-16 Virtual Console releases and a game you'll find yourself coming back to time and time again.
TurboGrafx-16Player One (Sep, 1992)
Hudson réussit, avec New Adventure Island, un très bon jeu de plates-formes. Bon d'accord, l'originalité n'est pas vraiment au rendez-vous. Mais tous les éléments de la réussite sont ici réunis et on ne peut qu'apprécier le résultat final. Les graphismes sont simples, quelquefois un peu trop dépouillés, mais toujours de grande qualité, les musiques sont très sympathiques, des scrollings différentiels animent les décors... Bref, c'est du déjà vu mais réalisé avec un tel talent qu'on ne peut qu'apprécier. La difficulté est assez élevée pour résister même aux plus doués. No problem, les adeptes peuvent y aller.
TurboGrafx-16Video Games (Dec, 1992)
Auch New Adventure Island hat‘s uns angetan: Der Nachfolger des beliebten Wonderboy-Clones ist nicht nur grafisch besser als die Umsetzung fürs Super Nintendo.
TurboGrafx-16GamePro (US) (Dec, 1992)
What's new over at Adventure Island? From the looks of the Turbo version, not too much - but that's not necessarily a bad thing. New Island's no Caribbean resort, but the minor refurbishments should satisfy Master Higgins fans.
New Adventure Island is worth the price on the Virtual Console. There might be betters game on there right now, but this game is one of the best to pick from in the TurboGrafx-16 section. If you compare this Adventure Island to the original Nintendo one you will notice huge differences, mainly with the graphics. The controls are perfect and the game play will have you hooked whenever you fire up your Wii to play any sort of game. I would defiantly recommend buying this, I find myself playing this game over most of the Wii games out right now. Best part New Adventure Island is much cheaper.
TurboGrafx-16Play Time (Jul, 1993)
New Adventure Island ist eine gelungene Mischung aus vielen bekannten Spielen. Es präsentiert sich in allen belangen als überdurchschnittliches Jump & Run-Game, ohne allerdings Hitqualität zu erreichen. Spaß macht es trotzdem.
TurboGrafx-16Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (Aug, 1992)
This is the action game Turbo owners have been waiting for.
TurboGrafx-16GameFan Magazine (Oct, 1992)
Adventure Island is your typical run & jump action style game. While I can't really bag on this title, I found it pretty much average all around. It's nice to see on the Turbo, but I'd like to see a little more
70 (UK) (Jun 23, 2007)
Admittedly, he does get to ride a skateboard as well, but while everything looks very jolly and chunky, there are only so many times you can throw a boomerang at unmoving snakes and snails before it all starts to merge into one generic splodge of fruit pick-ups and palm tree backdrops. However, New Adventure Island is brighter and easier than most of its platform peers, so if you've got younger kids to placate this is probably worth adding to your collection.
TurboGrafx-16Retro Game Reviews (Dec 14, 2014)
Don't be fooled by New Adventure Island's aesthetics; it's an extremely difficult game and one that will frustrate you. It does rely too heavily on trial-and-error rather than straight-up reactions but like Mega Man (NES) it grows on you and you'll feel like your gaming skills have improved by the end!
60 (UK) (Aug 02, 2009)
Takahashi recently told me that he was disappointed by how difficult the earlier games in the series were - for a man of his joypad prowess, who was able to complete the first Adventure Island using jumps alone, that's some confession. New Adventure Island is, no matter who's at the controller, a much better-balanced challenge; more forgiving than the Famicom games before it, but still with enough bite to encourage careful pattern memorisation. It is also exceptionally pretty and gifts you a skateboard that actually feels like a skateboard.
60 (Mar 12, 2007)
New Adventure Island ist ein niedliches Jump and Run unter reichlich Zeitdruck. Master Higgins muss seine graduell sinkende Lebensenergie durch das Aufsammeln von Obst davor bewahren, auf den Nullpunkt zu sinken und es gleichzeitig vermeiden, menschenfressenden Schnecken und Schlangen als Mittagessen zu dienen. Der Wonderboy-Verwandte macht mit kräftigen Farben und großen Sprites noch immer eine gute Figur, reißt spielerisch – gerade für sein relativ junges Alter – aber nicht unbedingt Bäume aus. Die Marios, Ristars und Kirby‘s der Virtual Console stellen eine lohnenswertere Investition dar, als dieser solide, aber unspektakuläre Hüpfer.