Written by  :  Andrew Fisher (617)
Written on  :  Oct 27, 2018
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Summary

Weird, cute game with impressive music

The Good

Especially Matt Furniss' cute, but rocking soundtrack. So the game is cute, but not Mickey Mouse cute or Sonic cute, the graphics have a certain maturity to them, also there are some puzzles, maybe too challenging for children. So it's a family game or a "cute game for teens and adults". It's something a bit different. I liked the "Meanwhile..." scenes, giving the game a tiny bit of story(it's a very simple story, told graphically). The game can be frustrating, but not cruel exactly, the password system means dying and having to start again isn't a major problem. Most of the challenge is in the puzzles, the solutions to which are weird and interesting.

The Bad

I think the graphics, sound and puzzle ideas make up for most of the game's problems, but I'm not sure about the system of picking up objects, adjusting carrying height and/or throwing them. Stacking objects is particularly easy to fail at. I suppose also the lack of story behind the graphics, sound and puzzles starts to show after a while, maybe the brief scenes of the raccoons possessing Puggsy's ship aren't quite enough.

The Bottom Line

I think it's good and replayable, there are of course hidden stages to discover. I think above all, the game is weird and different and at least worth having a go at.