Thursday, 28 July 2011
Captain America and the Avengers (NES)
They really should have called it 'Captain America and Hawkeye rescue the Avengers' though seeing as the others get captured in the intro.
Also she keeps blinking all the time and it's weird.
Dr Doom's Revenge at least.
These floating S boxes contain a bunch of stuff, and I have to keep hitting them until they're empty to get everything inside. I've got no idea what these 5 star pick ups do, but I want them anyway. Annoyingly the S boxes stick around even when they're used up, so I can't tell which ones I've haven't hit yet.
I can also throw it as a weapon as you'd expect, and it helpfully flies right back into my hand afterwards. Which is a definitely improvement over Captain America Defies the Doom Tube.
Plus even if I could lose the shield somehow, Cap's perfectly capable of punching people without it, so it's all good.
Oh also Captain America can spin in the air like he's Sonic the Hedgehog. Don't know why or if it does anything, he just can.
Who puts floating jet platforms in a forest anyway? Why couldn't they have had a sensible, normal, old fashioned bridge that stays put and doesn't dive out of the way when I jump on it?
The good news though is that I'm totally unharmed! Turns out that I can just walk through the water no problem. I didn't even get washed away to the start of the level or whatever. So that's nice.
I'm sure I've been shot a couple of times, but I have no idea how much health I have left. I thought those red dots in the top left might be my hit points, but they haven't gone down as I've taken damage.
I did find 'T.W.' hidden in the wall detail though. Coincidentally that's the artist's initials.
Who puts floating jet platforms in a sewer anyway? Why couldn't they have had a sensible, normal, old fashioned ladder that stays where it is and doesn't blink out of existence when I jump on it?
Now I just have to make my way all the way back around, fighting through all the enemies, and reach the exit again.
Hawkeye has arrows instead of a shield, so he can fire diagonally... and possibly do other things differently too, I dunno. It's handy for getting a couple of the S blocks Cap wouldn't have been able to reach.
You know, usually I hate Hawkeye's outfit, but somehow as a tiny NES sprite it seems to work.
Do I want to continue? Okay fine, maybe I can somehow get around the spinning zone of inescapable failure this time around.
Then after the forest I have to hike back through the sewer warehouse. But there's a free path on the map this time! I can make it through to the next level!
Though I seem to be safe down here in the water. Perhaps I can take them on one at a time in rapid hit and fade attacks. I'll jump up while their backs are turned, take one out, then disappear back into the safety of the water before they can retaliate.
Of course my plan turned out to a total failure. Continue, yes/no? Hmm, I think I'm done with this now. Next game.