Thursday, 10 November 2011
Beavers (Amiga CD32)
It's nice to find an Amiga game with an actual jump button, instead of using up on the joystick. For some reason it starts with only 'music' selected, but I can switch it to 'music + sound effects'.
Come on man, it said they lost the number one spot, so that means they must have been number one last week right? Either way it's nothing worth getting mad about. The Rabbits are probably still selling records, living the rock star dream.
I'll just go grab that star on the left first before I start making my way right through the level.
I guess I'm going right then.
It's just a shame the star collecting sound effect is so annoying. I'm starting to guess why they were disabled by default.
I tried my spin attack on the glove but it did nothing. It doesn't seem to work on anything actually. I've got a sneaking move too which makes him walk extra slowly, which is an amazingly useless thing to do when the screen never stops scrolling.
I guess the poor beaver has given up on trying to chase down his wife's kidnapper and is now trying to follow his trail.
I'm going to give the developers the benefit of the doubt and assume that's a glitch. Because despite everything else, invisible bottomless pits seem a little too cruel to be deliberate.
I wonder why when I get hurt, the beaver on the left of the hud is the one that shouts 'urgh' or looks dead, but when I get the hat, it's the beaver on the right that gets to wear it. It just doesn't seem very fair to me.
Wait, why do I have to collect a hat before I can leave anyway? What does that have to do with anything? Does the beaver have a hat obsessed split personality who won't let him go anywhere without headwear? We've got a wife to save here!
Actually it's not so hard to see things when everything's in motion. I just have to be careful with this log, because it moves across a bit each time I jump on it, in the direction that I'm facing. If I jump twice, the thing will disappear off without me.
I guess I'll just go leap into the bottomless pit then.
No, it was actually one of those little rock guys walking across the metal beam that killed me in the end. Little bastard.
Wow, it actually turned out to be a fairly decent game in the end, I really wasn't expecting that. It's definitely not a lost classic, but it's alright. Next game.