Finally! The last of the "Adventure of.." games, and the only one that doesn't have a "the" in the title.
I'm just going to come out and say it, I have never liked Yogi Bear. In fact, I don't like the majority of so called classic cartoons. When I was at the right age for these cartoons to leave their mark, I was watching Thundercats and Transformers. If I was born just one or two years earlier, I would probably have a completely different outlook on these type of cartoons. Why am I ranting about cartoons that I don't like? Because the Super Nintendo loved to destroy these franchises with really bad games. There was, however, the rare exception. Games that were never rented or purchased because they looked and sounded like the same old generic cartoon licensed crap. But despite their appearance, a couple of these games were actually quite enjoyable. Adventures of Yogi Bear is the hidden pearl in a sea of mediocre shit.
|Sorry Yogi, but you just can't compete with DAT ASS.|
The controls for this game are as basic as you can get. Jump and pause. Normally, I would complain about how there is 8 buttons on the controller, but I think if they had added too much to this game that it would have made it less fun. It could have used a run button, but even that could have changed the game for the worse.
The music in this game was pretty decent. It uses a voice rendering of Yogi Bear at the beginning that was very impressive. Not a whole lot to say about the sound effects, other than they were better than most found in cartoon or movie licensed games.
The visuals in this game are a definite improvement over the dated cartoon style. The backgrounds were massively updated, and even the sprites make Yogi look better. I'm glad they went this route instead of trying to stay true to the source material like Rocky and Bullwinkle.
And now for what really sets this game above the others in the genre, the fucking awesome gameplay. This is a platform game. We have all played them, and for the most part, they are all the same. This game, however, tries something that wont be seen until much much later on more advanced systems. This game is easy enough for kids, but provides additional challenges for older and more skilled gamers as well. Each stage has various paths, each requiring different levels of skill. For taking the more difficult and challenging paths, you are rewarded with "Dream" Stages and ridiculous score multipliers. So regardless if you're just a kid or someone with cat like reflexes and ninja-esque platforming skills, this game is truly fun.
|For your amazing gaming skills, you are rewarded with Dream Stages. Sadly, they're nothing like this.|
|Seriously? You see this same scene multiple times throughout the game. All they did was change what is says. Lame.|