Tuesday, 11 October 2011
The Uncanny X-Men (NES)
Actually I'll start with the practice level because it seems like the sensible, boring thing to do.
Arcade's Revenge, but I never knew he was solar powered. I learn something new in every game!
I get to choose who I want to play as from Wolverine, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Colossus and Storm. Actually it's letting me bring out a second character too. So I'll go with Cyclops and... I dunno, Colossus.
I can run around, jump, and fire eye beams from my eyes at the evil bubbles conspiring to kill me. And Colossus stumbles around behind me like he's being controlled by a dog chewing on the d-pad.
My initial impression of the game is that it's total shit, but hey it might grow on me. It's playable at least.
So do I have to shoot a certain amount of enemies or... what? I've been collecting these powerup letters but it's hard to tell what they do. I'm pretty sure 'S' makes the enemies stop and 'lightning bolt' makes them explode, but beyond that I've no clue.
Okay I think I'm just going to reset the game because this is going nowhere.
I can switch between my two characters at any time, but they seem pretty identical. Well okay Storm can hover a bit, but there doesn't seem much point to it.
These two are punching characters like Colossus, which means I have to walk right up to enemies to hit them. If there's a benefit to choosing them over a ranged character, I'm not seeing it.
Oh crap, the bubbles have me surrounded. Now I've lost Wolverine too!
I'm just going to ignore the enemies from now on, they mostly seem like a distraction and they're just slowing me down.
GAME OVER. And I'm so glad.
I don't generally like to judge games, mostly because I really don't play them long enough to form a proper opinion, but I'm going to go ahead and say this game probably isn't worth anyone's time. Especially if they're fan of the characters.