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The New Zealand Story (SEGA Master System)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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83
neXGam
New Zealand Story ist ein schöner Oldschool-Titel aus einer Zeit "als noch alles besser war". Retrofans kaufen sich die 8-Bit Master System-Fassung, alle anderen finden den Titel auch auf der Classic-Collection "Taito Legends".
80
Megablast
New Zealand Story besticht nicht bloß durch abwechslungsreichen Spielablauf und intelligenten Plattformaufbau, auch technisch wird Segas Konsolen-Oldie bis aufs Letzte ausgereizt: Das multidirektionale Scrolling klappt astrein, die Grafik ist vom Original- Automaten kaum zu unterscheiden, und selbst die Sprites flackern höchst selten. Dazu kommt die gelungene Musikuntermalung nebst passenden Soundeffekten, sowie eine präzise Steuerung — zusammen ergibt das die wohl beste Arcade-Konvertierung, die man seinem Master System antun kann!
80
Sega8bit.com
From a technical standpoint, this game deserves a perfect 10. It is no Power Strike II, but it still is one of the most visually stunning games you can get for the SMS. So, it's really a shame that with only a bit of adjusting it would have been perfect in every possible way. The game is too short to require a password system, but I really feel some extra continues wouldn't have hurt. As it is, it can get really frustrating, especially in the later levels. Highly recommended for those who want a challenge, but everyone should give it a look, because it's a Taito timeless classic very fun to play.
78
Video Games
"New Zealand Story" zählt für mich zu den besten Arcade-Jump'n'Runs aller Zeiten und hat bis heute kaum an Attraktivität eingebüßt. Viele Levels, versteckte Extras und eine faire Gegnerplatzierung katapultieren das Modul in die Riege meiner persönlichen Master-System-Favoriten.