Written by  :  Andrew Fisher (643)
Written on  :  Oct 27, 2018
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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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.