Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Wario Land II (GB)
They steal his coins, turn on his giant tap, and set off an alarm.
But I'm going to be boring and restart to play the regular beginning levels instead.
It doesn't feel like a Mario game, but Wario moves around just fine in his own way.
As far as I can tell, Wario is basically immortal! I can't think of a single other platformer off the top of my head that has an unkillable hero.
Eight pictures flash up on screen at once, then I have find and remember which of them matches the picture on the lock. Then I point to the box which I think had the correct picture on it. Easier difficulties give me slightly more time, but are more costly. I picked easy mode and it took basically every coin I had.
I'm starting to see where the challenge in the game might come from. Not from trying to survive a level, but from trying to find and hold onto enough coins to win the bonus games.
I guessed 0... it was 5! No treasure for me.
Also I learned a very important lesson about fire. When Wario's aflame, he can break through blocks marked with fire symbol. He doesn't much like it though.
Oh wait, hang on. I have an idea.
I hope it wasn't put here for something important, I'd hate to think that I'd just turned a river off or something.
These bubbles are a nice idea, because they're either something you need to proceed, or an obstacle, depending on whether you're swimming up through an area or down.
Whatever, it's unblocked now. Well that's the alarm stopped out and the water sorted out. All that's left now is to, uh, I don't know. Apparently I'm heading to the basement.
Well I guess everything's resolved now and Wario can go back to bed.
Wario's hot on their trail though and... wait, why is he stopping? He sees that chicken run away and then he just stops.
I think this is the part where I stop playing. It's a nice enough game but it's not really enthralling me, and I'm not sure why. It doesn't do anything obviously wrong that I could tell. Well it doesn't have a Mario-grade catchy soundtrack, but that can't be it. Anyway I'm moving on to the next game.