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The FunFactor is below par. The gameplay starts out okay, but it soon turns mundane. Even with it's subplots, most of the game is an endless wave of the same enemies. The Tick has a lot of the biting humor of the comic, but personality and a ton of levels aren't enough to make a good game. The Tick's flaws will really bug you.
Once in a while a second hero will drop in to help you fight enemies back-to-back. The Tick will cover one side and someone like the American Maid will cover the other. It works pretty well. I admit that it's a nice touch. But it's too little too late.
After all is said and done, the game is nothing more than a great theme in a poor game. While the SNES also received its own version, it was more or less a clone of what we received, so no advantage there. If you're a fan you'll get mild enjoyment out of it, but if you can survive the countless hours of punch, kick, and walk; then you're a better person than I am.
The Tick is a side-scrolling punch-em-out action title with tedious action and plain enemies. The antics of the lead character are humorous at times, but it isn't enough to really make this title worthwhile.
Yikes! What you are looking at is the result of a good license being programmed by the wrong team. Although I've never read any of the comics, I have to believe my colleagues when they say this game doesn't do it justice. The sounds are ear-piercing beeps and squeaks and out hero just doesn't have enough moves and techniques to make the game any fun. Sorry guys, but this one needs help.
The Tick has the right ingredients but not enough variety to hold the player's interest.
On a positive note, the music in this game is a lively combination of jazz and new age melodies. The sound effects are pretty weak, though, especially the voice of The Tick. New comers to the Tick universe will not be able to make out his "SPOON!" battle cry.
The Tick is a funny, refreshing and original comic book series that parodies popular Marvel and DC superhero comics such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Adventures of Superman and Batman. Ironically, the interactive version of this clever comic book is a largely pointless rehashing of the kinds of videogames that have littered the Super NES landscape for far too long.
Auch bei der Grafik hat man sehr gespart. Kaum Animationen und nur geringe Abwechslung bei der Levelgrafik reizen genausowenig zum weiterspielen wie die viel zu ungenaue Kollisionsabfrage. Weiterhin nervt, daß Ihr die ersten Levels fast nur gegen verschiedenfarbige Ninjas prügelt und erst nach ca. einer Stunde neue Gegner erblickt. Zwar ist das Spiel noch relativ umfangreich, aber das rettet gar nichts mehr, wirklich gar nichts.
This game sucks more than I ever thought possible. After about the billionth ninja, I thought I was going to snap. Then came the Idea Men. Gray Idea Men. Light gray Idea Men. Dark gray Idea Men. A million Idea Men. A million identical, boring Idea Men. Followed, of course, by a million, boring identical clowns. Which was followed by a fatal error in the game, which was followed by my vow to NEVER PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN.