X-Men games before this, including Uncanny X-Men on the NES.
It seems like a pretty straightforward platformer. The graphics are passable, Wolverine moves around well, and the music's alright. For whatever reason I thought I might be able to grab onto walls, Ninja Gaiden/Batman style, but nope.
And then I immediately manage to fall off the ledge and slip down the bottomless pit. Killed by the first hazard in the game... I'm definitely not the best there is at what I do.
I grab the handy burger for extra 'strength', then crawl over to beat up the enemy disappearing and reappearing over on the right. The attacks in this are the opposite of responsive and satisfying, with a tiny range and a big delay between pressing the button and the punch connecting. Plus it doesn't help that the enemy dies with the same effect he's been using to disappear, so I can't be sure I even killed the bastard.
It wouldn't be so bad, except I don't seem to regenerate health after I take damage. If any game should have regenerating health, it's a Wolverine game.
I've got to be careful here, I'm down to my last life and I'm still on level 1. At least I restart at the place I was killed.
Am I playing as backwards Wolverine or something? He's crap at fighting, even more useless when he's got his claws out, and he loses health instead of healing!
No saves or passwords but at least it seems that I have infinite continues. Or possibly just the one. Infinite would be better.
I've no idea how I got onto this airship, the game's been a bit light on story so far. For all I know I could have been inside the thing on the first level.
Well I can't see anywhere better to go, so I might as well check it out. Apparently there's also a secret character hidden on this level but I've blown my chances of finding him.
At least I've got infinite continues.
Well, uh, I feel like I should give the game another shot. I have no idea why though, it's not like it's going to get any better. One last time from the start then.
TWO AND A HALF LEVELS LATER.
Screw it, I'm here now. On my next life I'm just going to run right through it and take the damage.
I'm not even going to think about how impossible that water looks, because if it was any less impossible I'd never be able to reach that door...
And now I have to swim back around.
Not that it matters much any more because I'm out of lives and continues and there's no way I'm playing this again. It's just not a very good game.