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I hate ghosts, I really hate Mr Pumpkin and I detest Fiery Footsteps. You must suffer loading after loading time because you die quite often, although there are plenty of opportunities to save the game which in effect gives you unlimited continues. Apart from that there are many goods points to Swagman. It has a wonderful soundtrack, atmospheric graphics and many thought provoking puzzles.
A title well suited towards its audience. Older gamers will be turned away but in a market with few titles for younger children this is one to pickup. If you really enjoyed the Genesis action titles such as Zombies ate my neighbors you will like this title. To me it is mediocre and will get lost in the mass line of shovelware that the PlayStation is famous for. I reccomend it for younger children, not for the serious gamer.
Technically, Swagman isn’t breaking any new ground but its strengths lie in the melding of slick presentation and fluid gameplay. The puzzles are logical, if a little simplistic early on, but the scenery is pretty dynamic and extremely colourful; there’s always something different happening to catch your eye, urging you onto discover new areas. All in all, a delightful little variant of the arcade adventure and well worth a look, especially for younger PlayStation owners.
Swagman est un jeu certes très court, mais avec un gameplay agréable et varié. Les quelques heures que vous passerez dessus seront un réel plaisir, et vous le finirez sans doute avec joie à 100 % (récupérer toutes les chauves-souris par exemple). bien qu'il ne soit pas à la hauteur des gros jeux de l'époque comme Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII ou Fallout, Swagman n'en reste pas moins un jeu sympathique qui aurait mérité d'être un peu plus connu du grand public.
With its cutesy style and Tim Burton-inspired graphics, Swagman tries hard but fails chiefly because of badly designed gameplay. Frustrating enemies and an incredibly unforgiving control system conspire to make it more often a chore than a pleasure. Swagman's designers have claimed that they were looking to make it feel like the 16bit classic Zelda; unfortunately it simply feels 16bit.
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For once, the game content describes the gameplay perfectly. Swagman deals with dreams and sleeping and that's exactly the effect it'll have on you once you start playing. You become bored, tired and your body shuts down (that last part was sarcasm). This game tries to be two things, an action game and an adventure game and really doesn't excel at either aspect. If you're looking for a game that falls into either of these categories, you'll be better off leaving Swagman alone.
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