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The Lawnmower Man (SNES)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.4


The Press Says

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94
Power Unlimited
The Lawnmower Man heeft het beste van Starwing en Flashback in zich verenigd. Het spel is heel taai, maar juist daardoor wordt het zo prettig om steeds een stukje verder te komen.
80
Nintendo Magazine System UK
Strictly for fans. If you've got a Lawnmower man poster on your wall you'd probably like this for your Super NES. If you haven't, you won't.
77
Super Play Magazine UK
We pulled apart our Lawnmower Man cart (not something to try at home) and examined every last diode and capacitor, and there's nothing out of the ordinary in there at all. So we're completely baffled as to how Storm have managed to get all that (admittedly very blocky) scenery whizzing towards you so smoothly. The effect is absolutely great, especially with the authentic '80s-style rave music to add to the atmosphere, and can safely be said to be another step forward for the SNES. What's also baffling, although more of a step backwards than anything, is why Storm bothered to put in all the tedious platform sections. Viewed in isolation they're not so bad, if a bit flat and weedy-looking. but interleaved with the gobsmacking VR levels they just look crap. Given that they've got all this incredible graphical knowledge, Storm would have done far better to have ploughed all their efforts into the 3D sections, and joined them all together into a really amazing 3D shoot-'em-up.
75
1UP!
La difficulté est une arme à double tranchant, et ceux qui ne savent pas bien s'en servir, c'est à dire la distiller au joueur avec intelligence et retenue, finissent accidentellement par couper leur propre tête. Dans Le Cobaye, elle sert un peu à masquer une durée de vie et une longévité somme toute modestes, mais elle réussit bien mieux à vous dégoûter du jeu dans son intégralité. Simon Pick et son équipe avaient pourtant apporté des éléments intéressants qu'ils avaient disposé avec soin, il y a beaucoup de variété, de vraies phases d'action, un savoir-faire incontestable, une bonne ambiance sonore, et même un mode deux joueurs; tout ce que l'on peut attendre d'un jeu fun et qui pourrait palier autant au manque de charisme du design qu'à l'absence d'intérêt pour un film grotesque.
74
Game Players
Players who crave VR excitement can satisfy their cyber-appetites with this one. Although it's no "complete" virtual word, it's about as close as you can find.
66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Well the movie wasn't the greatest and this game pretty much follows suit. The graphics are average, but still OK and the sound isn't the greatest, but the virtual reality sequences are eye-grabbing and must be seen.
59
Mega Fun
Miserables Jump 'n Shoot und nette Flugpassagen, für den Preis aber immer noch entschieden zu wenig, um nicht zu sagen bescheiden.
50
Just Games Retro
The Lawnmower Man is a pretty average platformer, made fresh only by its odd, but challenging virtual minigames. It's no Tron, and doesn't handle a combination real world and virtual world as well as System Shock does for the PC, but the idea of VR is reasonably well done within the game, and the only reason to play it. If you're not enjoying the game by the end of the first minigame then it's time to throw it out.