Friday, 30 March 2012
Mickey Mouse - Magic Wands! (GB)
I've gotta admit I haven't got my hopes up. But someone asked me to play it, and they seem to like it, so I might as well give it a shot. Can't be any worse than Fantasia at least. I hope.
Their pleasant stroll through the forest eventually takes a dark turn as they get distracted by the outstanding natural beauty, and end up accidentally wandering over to Castlevania.
(Wikipedia assures me that 'wizard' isn't actually a gender specific title, though I'm guessing in this case it's just a slightly dodgy translation.)
Amazingly, the group actually has the sense to realise that going to the creepy castle will probably lead to bad things, and they're not even tempted to go knock on the door and ask for directions.
Only Mickey manages to escape the assault and climb to safety, and now he's left to rescue the survivors single-handedly. And presumably defeat the evil Wizard while he's at it so she can't just throw them down another hole. No pressure Mickey.
"YES, WITH EACH LOLLIPOP I LICK, MY POWER INCREASES! B'WAHAHAHA!"
Right, okay, I've got a jump button and a magic wand button. When I hit a crystal with the wand, it transform into a pick up, like a lollipop... or whatever this thing is.
Mickey does a wonky victory jump to celebrate.
The music's still the same though. Always the same.
The main problem I'm having right now, is that I can't figure out where the hell I'm meant to be going. I can see another part of the level down there, but Mickey just doesn't want to fall through that wooden floor.
No clue what the music box does, dunno what the gun shaped thing is, the lollipop INCREASES HIS POWER, I'd guess apples are health, and I have no clue what a 'mic key' is, or why I have four of them.
Oh, duh, it says 'Mickey'. It's probably his lives counter.
These levels are definitely turning into a maze of ladders and platforms now, and they've thrown in some cannons to try to make things interesting. Not really working for me though.
A MILLION LEVELS LATER.
If I still had an apple I could throw it at him, but the items don't carry over between levels.
At least now I know that eating a lollipop just refills the life gauge. Not the huge boost in magic power I was hoping for, but hey it's still helpful.
Now I just have to somehow get in the right place to hit the other flames as they circle around, before they burn Mickey alive.
Why don't you move like every other platformer character you rat bastard?
Actually I think I'm done with this. The game's functional enough, but it's just a basic collect 'em up and wasn't much fun for me to play. Though to be fair I'm not exactly its target audience.