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SummaryA POSITIVE MESSAGE FROM THE GREASEBALLS THAT BROUGHT YOU McNUGGETS!
The GoodLet's get the whole McDonalds thing out of the way quickly - apart from some small references that I hope you wouldn't let sully your enjoyment this is just a spot on little platformer with a positive ecological message. Yeah I know, being called Global Gladiators and being about the big M you may have expected it to be about forcing burgers down overweight teenagers throats and slowly but surely dominating the planet, but no - somehow McDonalds in the early 90's managed, with this game at least, to align themselves with the green squad in a bid to look all 'Captain Planet' to the kids. Secretly we all know they would sell us the eco-warrior jive with one hand and force feed us offal and tip the greasy packaging straight into the ocean with other, but it is what it is - an anomaly, especially considering it's darn good. Usually such an outing would end in tears but they've dodged the bullet with some strong elements that I will now pop into a handy bite sized list format for you to devour with you eyeballs and mind:
THE GOOD - - Brilliant graphics, on par with the SMS version of Chuck Rock II. - Top animation and use of the colour pallet. - Intuitive, responsive and flexible controls. - Great level design with a few interesting themes - especially the first, phlegm-tastic looking 'Slime World.' - Good positive eco friendly message complete with recycling mini game! - Inventive enemies that move around with equally smooth animation as your little character. - Decent soundtrack that doesn't grate and if it does it can be turned off
The BadTHE BAD: - Not too sure what your character is firing - looks like some Maccies secret sauce! - The whole 'McDonalds thing' is as hard to swallow as their eco-friendly alignment...not to mention their chicken nuggets. - A bit derivative.