Adventures of Tom Sawyer Reviews (NES)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 1.6
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.4
Overall User Score (9 votes) 1.4

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The game may be difficult, but patience and timing are rewarded. A solid choice for those looking for a tough title, beatable by reflexes or pattern memorization. The challenge, simple graphics, and odd theme will likely make this a pass for everyone else, however.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a perfect example of a footnote game, we'll call it, I think I'll use that from now on. It's a title that was released to basically cash in on already established ideas but wasn't really willing to go too much further. They basically said 'let's stick to what works and do what we can with it.' Perhaps worth a play now and then, but as far as having a lasting impression on me, it really doesn't. It's just your basic game, basic fun, basic graphics, basic sound, and thus you'll have only basic interest. Don't expect more than that.
25 (Jan, 2011)
According to the “cutscenes” in the game, Tom Sawyer has fallen asleep and is now dreaming that he’s up to some no-good adventures, including fighting octopi and shmup river rafting. The graphics are nothing short of excrement, as you can see in the screenshots. Tom’s visage actually made my guts churn: he looks like a young boy dressed in old fat man’s clothes. Truth be told, besides the graphics, there’s nothing really wrong with Tom Sawyer. There’s just no reason for its existence. The stages aren’t memorable in any way; the only challenge is provided through faulty game mechanics, and once you figure out how to exploit those, you can easily breeze through the game; and the game itself is very unsettling to look at – like a child went to town with a 99-cent Tom Sawyer coloring book. You can apparently play as Huck in two-player mode, but I doubt it really changes the gameplay. Needless to say, I won’t be renewing these Adventures and neither should you.
Just Games Retro (Aug 18, 2003)
There's a chance this game could get freaking awesome toward the end, but I can personally attest to the fact that the first five levels out of six are bland, boring, tasteless, artless, thrown together, crappy, slipshod, who-the-hell-cares, quicky, dumb, uninspired, stupid rubbish.