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The Tick

The Tick Genesis Title screen


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Get ready to put your blue skin-tight tights on. Ninjas need beating-up, bosses need clobbering! This game is not so much a platform game as it is a fighting game (think Streets of Rage). You run around the levels avoiding sharp flying objects and fighting any enemies that get in your way, including the numerous bosses. If your in a tight spot you can call Arthur to help defeat any enemies that are on-screen. The game is presented in a normal 2D platformer view when you're just jumping from building to building, but changes to a semi-isometric view when you start fighting. You'll probably like it if you like Streets of Rage.


The Tick SNES In ninja realm
The Tick Genesis Let me just look at that chest of yours...
The Tick SNES Kicking some clowns
The Tick SNES Hitting one familiar Clarke

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Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Jan, 1995 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 17, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Dec, 1994 4.8 out of 10 48
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1994 4.3 out of 10 43
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 17, 2014 C- 42
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
All Game Guide SNES 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Mega Fun Genesis Apr, 1995 28 out of 100 28
Game Zero SNES Mar, 1995 23.5 out of 100 24


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