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The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper

Moby ID: 31763
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The Jetsons: Cogwell's Caper is based on the well-known Jetsons property from Hanna-Barbera. In this spin-off adventure, George Jetson is tasked my his employer to put a stop to the profit-making schemes of the rival Cogswell's company. To do this, George must hop from location to location in his jet and conquer each level using the resources available to him, as well as with the assistance of the other Jetson franchise characters.

Cogswell's Caper is a side-scrolling action game where George Jetson can walk, crouch, and jump (actually, he's too lazy to jump and a jet pack handles the jumping duty for short bursts). Each level is littered with crates and other items that George can pick up and toss at enemies, while finding useful items (and occasionally even more enemies) underneath them. Since the game is set in the futuristic world of the Jetsons, there are also copious switches on walls which activate all kinds of features of the surroundings, such as a switch that reverses gravity for a brief time.

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  • ジェットソン Cogswell's Caper - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 64% (based on 7 ratings)

Players

Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

Meet George Jetson..

The Good
The wholesome family from the future gets their own video game. The popular cartoon series is given a good, solid adaption into the land of 8-bit gaming.

The game's story, graphics, music and basic game play mechanics are well done. It reflects well on the people responsible for this game because a great many games based on a cartoon, comic book or film were often of a poor quality.

It is nice to see the proper respect being given to there cartoon franchise. This is not a rushed or poorly designed game.

The Bad
The game play is not too original. It is a well designed side-scrolling game, but sometimes I did wish for a bit more in terms of weapons and collectable items.

The Bottom Line
Video games based on cartoon characters can be well designed and fun to play. This game is proof of that. I welcome the Jetsons to consider another entry into the gaming world

NES · by ETJB (428) · 2013

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Game added January 1, 2008. Last modified March 3, 2024.