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Super Adventure Island

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You are a caveman named Master Higgins. You have a beautiful girlfriend, and you like spending time sunbathing together on high trees and other places on the tropic island Waku-Waku. But all of a sudden, an evil magician turns your wife into a stone! As you begin to realize what happened, a bird grasps you and throws down somewhere on the island. You have to find your way back and to save your girl from the grim reality of petrification...

This emotional drama turns out to be a rather simple platform game. The short, linear levels are all timed, so you have to hurry up and not to get delayed by the many treasures you might find on your way. You will have a weapon, your old trusty boomerang, which you will be able to upgrade during the game. After a series on levels, you will be invited to a boss battle. The sooner you complete a level, the more bonus points you get.


Super Adventure Island SNES Taste my boomerang, you pesky candle!
Super Adventure Island SNES Title screen
Super Adventure Island SNES This boss is history
Super Adventure Island SNES Starting the game

Alternate Titles

  • "高橋名人の大冒険島" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Takahashi Meijin no Daibouken Jima" -- Romanized Japanese title

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The Press Says

N-Force SNES Aug, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Mar, 1992 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide SNES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Nintendo Life Wii May 15, 2011 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Power Play SNES Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Defunct Games Wii May 31, 2011 C+ 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Mar, 1992 7 out of 12 58
The Video Game Critic SNES Sep 21, 2012 C- 42
GameCola.net SNES Jan, 2004 4.2 out of 10 42
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Nov, 1992 40 out of 100 40


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