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This is a perfect gift for that younger gamer whose is not suited for the violence and gore of Mortal Kombat-style games. And even though The Adventures of Lomax is not state-of-the-art, it is a genuinely fun ride.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Here's a good, old side-scroller coming out in a time of almost nothing but 3-D. Lomax proves that bringing a game out from a classic genre can still be done. There's a huge number of levels, each being fairly large in size. Some of the background elements can be moved (i.e., logs, etc.) which is a lot more fun than stagnant backdrops. The graphics are super-colorful, although this can sometimes be too much when there's a lot of enemies in the foreground. I've never been a huge fan of side-scrollers, but Lomax was a lot of fun to play. Plus, it has a password feature so you don't have to play through it all at once to finish it.
Game Informer Magazine
Unfortunately, the game is too frustrating and difficult by half considering its colorful and childlike visuals. Constant insta-death drops, one-hits kills from enemies, and unfortunate timing make it hard to believe too many folks ever got to see all of the many gorgeous levels built for the game. It's too bad. This would have made for a clever franchise.
Technisch gibt es an Lomax nichts auszusetzen: Bis zu fünf Parallax-Ebenen scrollen frisch und munter in alle Richtungen und kleine 3D-Spielereien à la Bug! erlauben es stellenweise, sich
„in“ und „aus“ dem Hintergrund zu bewegen. Ein besonderes Lob gebührt den Entwicklern für die zum Teil sehr schön gezeichneten Grafikkullissen. In puncto Spielideen sind die Erfinder des Flink-Hüpfspiels auf dem Mega Drive aber sichtlich von der Inspiration verlassen worden: Es gibt rein gar nichts (außer dem Lemmings-Outfit), was es nicht schon einmal in einem anderem 16-Bit-Jump‘n‘Run gegeben hat. Teilweise wurde von der großen Hüpf-Konkurrenz sogar kräftig abgekupfert. Unterm Strich kann Lomax durchaus gefallen; ich allerdings würde derzeit zu weitaus interessanteren Genrevertretern wie Sonys Crash Bandicoot oder BMGs Pandemonium greifen.
Overall, Lomax is an entertaining and playable game which adds yet more depth to the PlayStation’s huge variety of games. If you find Crash’s occasionally confusing 3-D makes you nostalgic for less ambitious games, Lomax is a serviceable enough alternative to dusting off your Mega Drive or Super NES.
Overall, Lomax is a good title at best, but very average in a lot of ways. It builds upon the very traditional platform style of game, and has some good ideas, (. . .and the Lemmings. . .), but this type of game is becoming outdated very fast. For nostalgia's sake (if that's your thing) you might want to take a peek at this. However, since this game doesn't seem to appeal to any one group in particular, and because of its high level of difficulty, try before you buy. Even then, I reccomend the Blue Light Special at K-Mart.