Totally Rad Reviews (NES)
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|Overall User Score (7 votes)||3.0|
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (Apr, 1991)
Totally Rad is just that, totally rad! Even the best gamers will find the techniques involved in this cart to be challenging and satisfying. The graphics are good, and the music is upbeat. Those end bosses will knock your socks off as they are usually a full screen tall! Good work, Jaleco!
1UP! (May 22, 2020)
Totally Rad / Magic John divertit sans satisfaire, lacune qui semble le péché mignon de Jaleco. Il aurait gagné à être moins sommaire. L'extérieur est joli comme un bonbon, mais sous le caramel fondu, la saveur qui se répand n'est pas tout à fait celle qu'on espérait. Et ce goût qui nous reste dans la bouche, sans être désagréable, sans être amer, guidera notre main, la prochaine fois, vers une friandise différente.
Nintendo Power Magazine (Apr, 1991)
Jake isn't defenseless though, he has learned healing, time warping, transforming and energy blasts. Your skills will be test in 12 sections of running, leaping and flying action and wait until you get a load of the size of the subterranean leaders - they're titanic.
Video Games (Apr, 1992)
Alles in allem ein solide durchdesignter Aufguß bekannter Elemente, der allerdings grafisch und technisch für positive Aufregung sorgt.
Classic-games.net (Aug 05, 2019)
I wouldn’t call it Totally Rad but it is still a good game. If you can ignore some of its flaws you’ll find a highly entertaining game. Just skip the terrible cutscenes, you’ll thank me later.
VideoGame (Nov, 1991)
Jake estava assistindo ao show do grande mágico Zebediah com sua namorada, quando seu planeta foi conquistado, através da magia negra, por um outro mágico muito poderoso. Zebediah ensina 12 diferentes magias para que o garoto possa partir em defesa de seu mundo. Em cinco fases, ele deverá enfrentar todos os aliados do malvado mago, até derrotá-lo e libertar seu planeta.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment (Apr, 1991)
It's up to you, the reader, to decide if Totally Rad is a stupid name or a clever one. It doesn't really tell you anything about the game, but if you read between the lines, it tells you everything you need to know.
Questicle.net (Nov, 2013)
Even with the magic bits, though, Totally Rad feels totally average. The magic gives the game a little variety, but, if you have any experience with 8-bit platforming, it’s nothing you haven’t played before. If anything, Totally Rad is worth playing just to experience the cutscenes. They’re absolutely ridiculous with laugh-out-loud antiquated dialogue, and bizarre facial animation from the characters, particularly the wizard/pervert, Zebediah. Totally Rad is a time capsule that has not aged well at all, but that’s also part of its charm. Check it out, dudes.
Presentation is mixed, as the backgrounds of the levels look pretty nice and are varied, but the look and variety of the enemies is limited and similar throughout the stages, with the only highlights being the very large enemy bosses. Some nice cutscenes tell the story, and decent music rounds out a solid and strangely themed effort.
GameCola.net (Feb 17, 2014)
Wow, what a great message to the kids. If someone is smart, ugly and wants to learn more about your people, be sure to attack them in a gnarly way! At the beginning of Act 2, Zebediah also tells you that “some of the spells are bogus and won’t work”. Does he tell you which spells he’s talking about? Nope. A hint or riddle? Nada. Why would Zeb even teach you the spells if they’re bogus? For a game that has cutscenes and attempts to have a story, it sure does a horrible job at it. I’m not sure if the original Japanese script was this bad or if it was a mistranslation. Either way, it is pretty horrible in English. The graphics are pretty mediocre, and the music is really drab and depressing for a game that is supposed to be gnarly and excellent. While the gameplay is certainly functional, you’ll play this all the while wishing you were playing a fine-tuned selection from the Mega Man series.