Yes, it’s another of Jupiter’s excellent but nearly identical Picross games! Only this one is slightly different as each puzzle is a pixel graphic straight from a Sega Mega Drive or Master System game! But you guessed that from the title. Not that it really matters because I literally don’t care what the pictures actually are, but it was a bit disappointing that so many of them were just faces of characters from games. Nowhere near as many items, logos, …
As I got closer to the end of this game, I realised that I’d almost certainly never completed it. I recognised every level up until the 7th one (in the cave), and then have vague memories of a castle, but I think the castle memory may even have come from the Mega Drive Alex Kidd game. I also realised why I don’t think I’ve completed it. There are a few tricky sections (the one near the end with the spikes …
Bit of a random choice this. I think I’ve played a demo on the Spectrum once before, but that’s all I know of it. And it showed, because it took ages for the “hold punch to wind up your attack” mechanic to make sense. Once it did, though, it was a very easy game. It plays a bit like Double Dragon crossed with Alex Kidd, if Alex was a duck and could pick up machine guns and rocket launchers. Maybe …
Is he Wonder Man yet?
Run Baby Run
Platformers are a (lucky) dime a dozen.
“Getafix” was a drugs reference all along.
They’re not “stars”, they’re “miracle balls”.
Not the Showaddywaddy type of Teddy Boy, it would seem.
The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (So “Bubble Bobble 2” then)
He doesn’t seem like a psycho to me. Look at his ikkle furry ears! Awww.
Taking the Mickey.
Stars in your eyes, little one / Where do you go to dream / To a place, we all know / The land of make believe.