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A run-of-the-mill action platformer based on the 1994 children's movie, 3 Ninjas Kick Back features three playable characters (Rocky, Colt, and Tum-Tum), each having a unique weapon. Visually, this title looks dated, with small cartoon-like character sprites and bland environments backed by the same repetitious tune, with equally repetitive run, slash, and jump gameplay.
7th Saga features seven playable characters, each with their own motives and storylines, all on a competitive quest to retrieve seven lost mystical Runes. Players will encounter the other six characters, ranging from a Tetsujin robot to a malevolent alien, throughout the course of their adventure, battling or joining them in their quest. Once collected, runes imbue their possessor with special abilities, and a Crystal Ball map tells you of their placement, as well as that of surrounding towns and enemies. Graphically, 7th Saga is gritty and a tad pixelated, while the music lends a regal and foreboding tone. 7th Saga's most glaring flaw is the absurd amount of fighting necessary to gain levels and progress further in your quest. A great game but not for the faint of heart.
The player(s) get to play in either exhibition, tournament, or in the all-star mode. The view is from a left-right perspective and the national flags of several European countries are used in the game. In the game mode "You're a Hero," the player must make miracle plays that either win and/or change the game. The kick-off is doing using 3D graphics with the camera showing the spectators in the grandstand.
This game is a sequel to J.League Soccer Prime Goal 2 and J.League Soccer Prime Goal, which were both developed by Namco. ~courtesy of Wikipedia
Greetings, terror-trainees! Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina will have to prove themselves on the Monster midterm exams if they want to call themselves real monsters! They must work together as a team to receive a single gruesome grade on their frightful performance. So...go out and petrify someone!
ABC Monday Night Football lets you play as one of 28 teams in a Season, Exhibition or Two Player contest. Select from four running plays or four passing plays to guide your offense, with the option to change your playbook before each game or during halftime. Defense involves selecting the offensive play you think the opponent is going to run and trying to stop it. The game is played from a vertical perspective of the field without requiring the use of passing windows to spot open receivers.
Statistics and season progress are saved to battery, so you don't have to worry about writing down long passwords. ABC Monday Night Football also features the digitized speech of Frank Gifford, instant replay, and special Super Plays, which involve rapidly tapping the button while a cinema shows your receiver or running back in action. Only two Super Plays are allowed per half, however, and the defense can counter them by tapping the button faster. While neither the NFL nor NFLPA licenses were acquired for the game, teams and players closely follow their professional counterparts from the 1992 season.
Players progress through the game as a robot racing through a pipe, shooting everything that moves. The robot can shoot from both arms, jump, kick and punch. There are also power-ups and bonuses that can be collected to upgrade the robot's weapons and armor. ~courtesy of Wikipedia
Essentially a scaled-down Mario Paint with a Looney Tunes theme, ACME Animation Factory is deceptively named, as players are allowed to color one of 18 short, pre-drawn character animation loops and superimpose them on backgrounds. An unintuitive interface makes this more of an ordeal than it should be. Players can also compose their own music using simulated instruments or play a version of solitaire. The character license is the only real appeal to this otherwise lackluster title.
Expanding upon the action sequences of the original while shedding the simulation portion, ActRaiser 2 places you in control of a winged warrior who can glide, dive, swing his sword in any direction, and summon a variety of powerful magical attacks. Magic is now situation-specific and limited to certain actions, such as summoning the fire of a Phoenix to reinforce a diving attack. Graphics have been overhauled, with lush, detailed environments ranging from the depths of an anthill to a swampy forest, while the epic, orchestrated music has remained intact. Unfortunately, the clumsy control boosts the already high difficulty to insane proportions.
ActRaiser combines side-scrolling action with world-building strategy set within a fantasy realm. As a deity called The Master, your task is to overthrow evil forces by reclaiming your land and amassing a population of followers. Action sequences allow you to possess a warrior statue, using its sword and magical attacks to destroy evil in six lands, while the simulation mode consists of clearing out deserts or swamps, constructing cities, and keeping their populations safe. While neither mode is the height of its respective genre, the unique combination and a beautifully orchestrated soundtrack result in an engrossing and enjoyable adventure.
Based on the 2nd Edition rules of the popular role-playing game Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Eye of the Beholder is a first-person, 3D adventure with an original story created specifically for the game. An evil entity known only as Xanathar has permeated the ancient City of Waterdeep. As Paladinson you must brave the underground dungeons, sewers, and catacombs of the City Waterdeep, hunting down this villainous presence. To be successful in this game, you will need to build a diverse party of four characters to join you in your quest. There are six species to choose from: Humans, Elves, Half-elves, Gnomes, Dwarves, and Halflings. Each species is composed of user of various classes, including fighters, paladins, clerics, rangers, magi, and thieves. Each race, class, and species has unique abilities and strengths. For example: Clerics have excellent healing and protective skills, rangers are good warriors, and Gnomes are partially immune to the effects of magic. Along with your party of four, one or two more characters may join in if you choose to accept them. These characters are not under your control, but they do follow along, offering advice and information. The action in Eye of the Beholder consists primarily of casting spells and exploring the various dungeons. Armed with swords, bows, darts, and other weapons, you will also be called on to battle giant spiders, giant leeches, golems, skeletons, and other monsters.
The personality of the television series and 1991 feature film carry over to the SNES version of The Addams Family, which is filled with humorous touches and a nice rendition of the familiar theme song. You take control of Gomez as you search the house for your missing loved ones, Morticia, Lurch, Granny, Pugsley and Wednesday. Making your way through the Addams' house isn't exactly easy, though, as you'll have to deal with all types of supernatural entities and solve various puzzles.
Baby Pubert, the most recent addition to the Addams Family, has been abducted by Debbie Jellinski, his former nanny. As Uncle Fester it is your job to rescue little Pubert. You must search the surrounding areas (forests, swamps, gardens and the like) of Addams mansion, while avoiding traps, solving puzzles and killing monsters. You'll face such hellish creatures as vultures, gargoyles, bats, ghosts and ghouls.
During your mission, you'll run into Gomez, Morticia, Lurch and other user of the Addams Family, who are on the grounds to lend advice and provide items. These items include a box of seeds for producing enemy-attacking mini bushes, black beetle cookies which give Fester a dose of ill-health (this is a good thing), stone marbles for turning attackers into rock, a bowling ball for hitting enemies and breaking through walls and a battery, which powers up Fester's standard Zzap attack. Within the seven levels of play, there are tons of other creatures to zap and items to find.
Addams Family Values is based on the 1993 film of the same name, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester.
This surfer dude-type Frankenstein Monster named Franky, and his girlfriend Bitsy, planned to vacation in New York City when Bitsy discovers she didn't have a passport. Unfazed by this setback, Franky dismantles Bitsy and ships her via the Transylvanian post office. Unfortunately, the package gets lost and ends up in 20 locations around the globe. Franky's job? Hunt down the missing packages so he can travel back to Transylvania and reassemble Bitsy.
Franky is this rather diminutive undead dude with a large, square head. His skin is green; he wears shades, purple shorts, an orange T-shirt, and dark shades. Equipped with smart bombs, his fighting maneuvers include left, right, overhead kicks, and stun punches. As he runs, jumps, climbs, and fights his way through castles, buildings, dungeons, caves, etc., gathering up the pieces of his best girl, he is attacked by kids on pogo sticks, disembodied heads, undead chefs, grim reapers, ghosts, giant fire-breathing frogs, and many other freaky enemies. Occasionally, Frankie must control a crane, maneuver platforms, ride a raft, and jump on a springboard to reach inaccessible items. Help comes in the form of extra lives, units of energy, smart bombs, shields, and super jumps as Franky searches for the four parcels in each of the twenty locations. After gathering all four, he needs to find the exit before time runs out.
Originally released as Soccer Kid outside the US this unusual platformer uses a soccer ball and various moves like headers and bicycle kicks to progress through the levels and defeat enemies. You can also choose the color of your clothes to show which team you support by pressing different buttons on the title screen.
Control a present-day fighter to take on militaries from across the globe in AeroFighters, a classic-style, 2D shooter viewed from the top-down perspective. Opponents come from the air (helicopters and bombers), land (gun stations, bases, and tanks), and sea (battleships, submarines, spaceship-like military trials and plenty of fighters).
AeroFighters lets you choose from twelve planes, each with a distinctive character. Only four are available instantly, an F-18, FSX, AJ-37 and AU-8, while others have to be earned through completion or cheats (see game summary for cheats). Each character has a different mission base to suit their fighter, a huge range of power-ups and weapons, and a distinctive bomb feature for clearing the screen.
A 2D platformer starring the titular circus bat, Aero the Acrobat spans 24 levels, across four themed environments. In a bizarre hostile takeover attempt by an evil billionaire, the circus has been rigged with all manner of traps and devices, and overrun by clown henchmen whose sole purpose is to get rid of Aero. Using his ability to glide for limited periods, Aero must maneuver across tightropes and moving platforms, among a host of other impediments along his journey. To aid him in his quest to defeat the villainous Edgar Ektor, Aero has at his disposal a devastating spin attack, and once found Aero can throw projectile stars at enemies. Health and extra life power-ups can be found littered about the levels.
Objectives change across the many levels, and require Aero to jump through a succession of hoops or ride in log-flumes, roller coasters, and the like, while avoiding obstacles and jumping chasms. At the conclusion of certain environments Aero will face a giant boss character, whom he must defeat to continue onwards. Bonus levels take the form of a Mode 7 high-dive, where Aero must maneuver through a series of blue loops en route to the pool of water on the ground. To make this more difficult, wind machines will appear from the sides of the screen and try to blow Aero away from the loops.
The aerialist extreme, Aero the Acro-Bat bounds back into the spotlight once again to stop the wicked industrialist, Edgar Ektor! Aero has entered a new realm of enchantment and must now use all his acrobatic prowess to foil a criminal plot known only as "Plan B!" Join Aero as he discovers new friends (and enemies) in a world custom built for his high-flying adventures.
Aerobiz is a business simulation created by Koei. The player controls a start up airline with the goal of expanding all over the globe in the quest to become number one. Besides competing with rival airlines you'll have to deal with world events that can change the course of the game instantly. In this sequel the player is presented with a wider variety of options in nearly everything, but the game play is much the same. A very unusual game that's surprisingly addicting.
Aim for the Ace! is a story-driven tennis Super Famicom video game for girls, based on the manga of the same name. It was developed by Nippon Telenet and released on December 22, 1993. The main character has to win the love of an older student by winning in a tennis tournament. The object in the game is to beat the opponents while trying not to get distracted by the early 3D rotational graphics. There is even a practice mode for younger girls who wish to brush up on their tennis skills before taking on the real competition. ~courtesy of Wikipedia
A standard helicopter war-game, featuring the Air Cavalry division. The game is played in a third person view using mode 7 graphics, with the cockpit displayed in splitscreen. There are three campaign areas to fly in: Middle East, Indonesia, and Central America. There are also 2 player versus and co-op split-screen modes.
This racing game challenges you with everything from Go Karts and snowmobiles to IROC and Indy race cars. If you do well throughout the courses you'll get to face Al Unser jr in the annual Molson Indy Vancouver championship. There is a practice mode but the final race is absent.
In this platformer Aladdin must find Jasmine and defeat Jafar. His travels will take him from the Streets of Agrabah all the way to the Cave of Wonders and back again leading up to the final showdown. Aladdin is aided by his friends Abu, Carpet and the Genie but in the end he alone must outsmart Jafar or else he'll end up as food for Iago. A well made game that makes good use of the settings while staying faithful to the movie.
Alcahest is an action role-playing game with a top-down perspective that plays similar to The Legend of Zelda. It is divided into 8 stages that are progressed by finding items that aid the protagonist Alen on his quest, and end with a boss battle. After specific boss fights, the player will gain the abilities of one of the four elemental Guardians. Alen will also find five allies that will join him at predetermined points of some levels. They are the young wizard Garstein, the princess Elikshil, the knight Sirius, the android Magna and the shape-shifter dragon goddess Nevis. Though they cannot be controlled directly, allies will attack and use special moves when the corresponding button is pressed.
In traditional RPG fashion, the player has stats, including vitality that decreases when attacked, MP that is used to summon Guardians in battle, and SP (Special Points), which is required for a partner's special attack. At the end of each stage, Alen's health increases. The player is also able to attack the game's various enemies using a sword, which can also be charged for a special attack, different depending on the elemental Guardian selected. Items can also be found those that restore Alen's various stats.
Experience points can also be gained by defeating enemies and bosses, and serve to add continues. Because the game does not feature battery backup, the player is given passwords at the beginning of each new stage.
Join Lt. Ellen Ripley as she explores the Fiorina 161 prison colony in this six-stage action game with multiple level objectives. You'll have three weapons at your disposal in your effort to rid the colony of aliens: a pulse rifle, a flame-thrower, and a grenade launcher.
A motion tracker will help warn you of impending doom as you make your way through the maze-like air shafts and gloomy cell blocks. Access various computer terminals to receive level blueprints and select your assignments, which range from sealing off doors to rescuing cocooned prisoners. A password system allows you to continue your adventure until the final showdown with the Alien Queen herself.