Monday, 16 July 2012
The Goonies (NES)
I have to admit, I've never seen the movie this is based on. All I know about the film is that it's got a pirate ship in it, and is a bit like Indiana Jones, except with teenagers. Or maybe it's not, I dunno.
That blue guy in the suit seems a bit annoyed that I'm kicking all his rats and stealing his keys. The rats are happy just to pace back and forth on their floor, but suit guy's chasing me everywhere.
Anyway, I've got a full set of keys and I see a lock, so I'm going to go take the ladder down to level two.
Also they really love ladders. They've bricked up rooms just as an excuse to put in an extra ladder in the floor.
The guy in the suit's back, and he's brought his pistol. Fortunately this white mouse turned out to be carrying an invulnerability cross, so in five seconds I'll be back down there to run through his bullets and kick him in the face. It won't kill him, but it'll take him out of action for a while and make me feel better.
Hey wait... wasn't I just here a couple of screenshots ago? I guess not, as that place was tinted brown. These rooms are looking so similar I'm completely losing track of where I've been.
Castlevania? Oh that reminds me, I can't steer my character mid-jump. Though weirdly I can move him a little when he's falling.
I came so close to catching that skeleton with a bomb, but I guess I'm going to have to go down there and waste some of my precious slingshot ammo on it now instead.
Crap... I got enough gems to complete a full set and they all vanished on me. I could have been a millionaire, but all I got out of it in the end was a refill for my life gauge. Bloody magic gems man, you just can't trust them at all.
Mario in to sort it out before someone ends up dying down here. I'll be fine though, 'cause I just found myself a health potion behind this wall. A key would have been nice though.
Oh shit, I just realised I've only got 74 seconds left to finish the level. Fuck fuck fuck...
This always happens when I realise I'm under a time limit in a game, I lose my concentration and start making stupid mistakes. Takes all the joy out the game for me, and this game didn't have much joy in it to begin with.
You know, this really doesn't have bad gameplay at its core, but it wasn't much fun for me overall as a game. It's a collect 'em up in a maze of similar looking rooms, and I'm sure racing back and forth against the clock trying to find the place they haven't been yet would be fun for a lot of people, but it bores the shit out of me. Next game.