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Mr. Bones Reviews (SEGA Saturn)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
User Score
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User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
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Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.4


Critic Reviews

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95
Defunct Games (Jul 31, 2005)
I suppose my only complaint with this game is its relatively short length. I received this game as a birthday present one fabled birthday in the long long ago, and beat it over the weekend. I like to think I'm just that hardcore, but I know that simply wasn't the case. I also distinctly remember trying to jump down the stairs that weekend and hitting my head on the ceiling, so I wasn't exactly running at top speed. But don't let my cognitive incapacity sway you from enjoying a truly unique game.
91
Game Revolution (Jun 06, 2004)
If you are tired of the same old games and want something truly revolutionary, Mr. Bones is the game for you. This is your chance to be a hopping spine, or a skeletal pinball. Because this game is long and difficult, you will get countless hours of enjoyment from it. With an odd plot that will keep you laughing, amazing graphics that will keep you drooling, and cool blues music to keep you grooving, almost everybody will enjoy Mr. Bones
91
The Video Game Critic (Oct 03, 2000)
Although no single level here could stand on its own, it's evident that a tremendous amount of thought and effort was put into each one. The graphics are sensational, and the sound effects and music are equally impressive. If Mr. Bones has a fault, it's the difficulty level. Just making it through the first level is entirely too hard. Also, the jumping control could be more responsive at times. But overall, Mr. Bones is an amazing piece of work.
90
Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 02, 2012)
Un peu à l'image de la console sur laquelle il tourne, Mr. Bones est une pépite oubliée du jeu vidéo qui mérite d'être redécouverte. Le soft est bien réalisé, il est en plus maniable, mais c'est surtout par son originalité de tous les instants (que ce soit dans la mise en scène ou dans les différents types de gameplays proposés) qu'il arrive à séduire. Durant la progression, on n'a vraiment pas envie de lâcher sa manette tellement on est curieux de voir ce que donnera le niveau suivant et ce que les développeurs ont pu y mettre comme idées farfelues. Mr. Bones est donc un titre rare (dans tous les sens du terme), qui mérite de sortir d'un anonymat dans lequel il n'aurait, vu sa classe, jamais dû sombrer.
88
Shin Force (Jan 29, 2009)
Mr Bones epitomizes Sega's ability to bring fresh ideas to their own consoles. Something the "New" Sega has been searching for. This game has everything from diverse gameplay to an A++ soundtrack. It's a must-play for Saturn owners.
83
Power Unlimited (Feb, 1997)
Leven na de dood? Na Mr. Bones gespeeld te hebben mag ik hopen dat het niet op deze manier zal zijn. Ach, het is maar een spelletje, maar wel ontzettend funny.
76
Game Players (Dec, 1996)
Though Mr. bones is definitely a game worth remembering (and difficult to forget), it would be hard to suggest the game possesses any real genius. The gameplay is interesting, but has a tendency to be a little slow. The variety is nice, but most of the concepts are borrowed from past games. In the end, Mr. Bones is still more of a curiosity than anything else and has a very 'independent film' quality to it.
70
GamePro (US) (Jan, 1997)
The sound is the game's shining spot. Bluesy music and wicked guitar riffs are offset, however, by mildly annoying running commentary about the blues (especially in the Glass Shards stage). Mr. Bones is not the Saturn savior that owners of the system are waiting for. There's slim pickin' on these bones.
63
GameSpot (Dec 01, 1996)
Fans of Sega action games should at least give Mr. Bones a try. Combing imaginative gameplay mechanics with cool graphics and killer music, Mr. Bones will not disappoint.
62
Video Games (Nov, 1996)
Mr. Bones hätte sicherlich ein Classic verdient, wenn wir die Quantität und Originalität von Render-Filmchen bewerten würden. Der meiste Platz auf den zwei mitgelieferten CDs wird sicherlich von den oberwitzigen SGI-Videosequenzen beansprucht. Das fröhliche Grufti-Rumrennen dagegen bietet unfaire Unterhaltungskost, die trotz aller Anstrengungsversuche im spielerischen Horrorfrust enden. Bevor man sich umschaut, ist Schwupps, wieder ein Leben futsch. Trotzdem: Ganz schlecht ist Mr. Bones nicht. Für spielerische Abwechslung ist in den 22 Leveln ausreichend gesorgt. (…) Technisch gibt‘s ebenfalls nicht viel zu meckern, ganz im Gegenteil: Die flüssige Motion-Capture-Animation der Skelette zählt zu den besten, die ich in dieser Richtung bisher auf dem Saturn gesehen habe. Wer auf derart Abgefahrenes steht, wird wahrscheinlich zufriedengestellt, jedoch sicher nicht beeindruckt sein.
58
Mega Fun (Nov, 1996)
Innovation und grafische Experimente sind sicherlich zwei löbliche Vorhaben, doch Mr. Bones will mich trotz des grafischen Mischmaschs aus vorberechneten FMV-Levels, Render-Sprites und Digi-Optik sowie des Genre-Allerleis nicht recht überzeugen. Blickt man nämlich hinter die, zugegeben teilweise beeindruckende technische Fassade, entdeckt man in vielen Stages nur spielerische Schmalkost. Frei nach dem Motto “Viel Grafik, wenig Spielwitz“ erlebt Ihr in den Jump ‘n Run-Abschnitten nur ein dürftiges Leveldesign mit vielen unfair anmutenden Stellen und einer insgesamt zähen Spielbarkeit. Die zahlreichen Einlagen, wie das coole Gitarren-Solo haben zudem nur den Charakter eines simplen LCD-Spiels mit wenigen Aktionsmöglichkeiten. Nur die teilweise grandioser FMV-Clips und der enorme Umfang retten diesen morbiden Hüpfer vor der Unterklasse.