Written: 12.17.06 Acquired: 9.14.06 Status: Cart only Price: $5.93
Publisher: Coconuts Japan
I was unconvinced when I saw SUPER PLAY trashin' ACTION PACHIO to the tune of 42%
At the time, for a few months already, it was on my want list. It looked to me like a potentially fun little obscure platformer. With a hero bearing more than a slight resemblance to PAC-MAN (as well as CodeMaster's DIZZY)
How bad could a blatant Sonic clone be?
Surely not 42% bad?
Clunky control, abominable gameplay... the game play is stilted like you wouldn't believe
The 1st stage is littered with spikes. Terrible control + no way to scroll down = cheap deaths galore!
The 1st boss looks extremely lame. Sad to think that a 1st grade could have done better!
This guy looks like one of those pathetic generic Asian knock off toys from the mid 1980's!
Keeping hope that level 2 may somehow right the ship, I trudged on
Sadly, it was a case of blind optimism. This is the kind of game where you advance a bit further, die, memorize and repeat. Rather than tough enemies or tricky level design ousting you though, it's the pitiful control
The game could have been a fun little decent platformer, but SUPER PLAY was right
What a sad case of wasted potential. On a side note, the graphics remind me SLIGHTLY of Super Back to the Future II... except that one was halfway good. This... this is just plain atrocious. You've been warned...