Friday, November 12, 2010

REAL GAMES - AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST

Sorry for the delay.  We've had some extremely weird weather over the last two days and it has messed with my schedule a bit.  It went from 75+ degrees, to freezing rain, followed by a ton of snow, all within 48 hours.  I live in Texas.  Why in the fuck is it snowing?

Don't look at me that way, grill.  I didn't make it snow!
Anyway, Fievel Goes West was the sequel to Don Bluth's wonderful movie, An American Tail.  The sequel, however, was not directed by Don Bluth, nor was it wonderful.  Some may even go as far to say that it was a big steaming pile of shit.  So, of course they made a Super Nintendo game based on it.  And why wouldn't they?  Who doesn't want to play as a Jewish mouse that thinks he is a cowboy.

So we start off in the Bronx, packing heat.  And by heat, I mean a pop gun.  I haven't watched the movie in years, so I have no clue what is going on.  Jump on things, pop your gun at some cats, and that's about it.  Unfortunately, this slow start remains for the entire game.  In fact, this game is exactly what comes to mind when I hear the words "Movie Licensed".

I'll stick with Maus if I want to read about Jewish mice and Nazi kitties.
Does this game have Nintendo controls that waste the other 6 buttons?  Why yes it does.

Does the game use a repetitive song that is looped throughout the entire thing?  You betcha!

Are the graphics decent and look as if they were ripped straight from the movie?  Yup!

Does the gameplay suck and have little or nothing to do with the movie that it is supposedly based on?  Fuck yeah it does!

And here lies the problem with MOST movie licensed games.  They are usually the same thing.  Really good sprites and backgrounds to reflect the movie, and pure garbage everywhere else.  I say most, because there are the rare ones that try something different.  Unfortunately, Fievel Goes West belong with the former category, and it only scores 2 angry dog fish things out of 5. 

This is the entire ending.  Woopidy Doo.

45 comments:

Brandon said... [Reply]

Aw man, thanks for spoiling the ending >:(

Carlton Banks said... [Reply]

this one piqued my interest the most... keep it coming

ModerneFusion said... [Reply]

that angry BBQ looks like a storm trooper

What is this? said... [Reply]

that's pretty cool

Longkid said... [Reply]

Wow looks fun

Are you serious? said... [Reply]

wow, thanks for sharing this

Mike Barnes said... [Reply]

this is a good follow up to your last post

RoodNverse said... [Reply]

epic ending is epic.... oh wait nvm....

Happy Daze said... [Reply]

this is quite interesting

Hugh Jazz said... [Reply]

Nice, dude!

Wait what? said... [Reply]

nice, I'm looking forward to the next one

Just do it said... [Reply]

haha, nice!

Do Not Want said... [Reply]

great, I like this

Kenneth Gibson said... [Reply]

that's really creative

Gansita said... [Reply]

haha seems like a boring game, indeed.

Paul said... [Reply]

i hated this game when i was lil

Guy Movie Blogger said... [Reply]

I'm still tripping balls with that BBQ picture...

SpringyB said... [Reply]

I'd totally forgotten about this movie. I remember watching it as a kid now.

We've been getting some weird weather here on the west coast too.

Anonfourtwenty said... [Reply]

I like the picture with the BBQ!

All Exercises said... [Reply]

The angry grill keeps reminding me of the winter! I can't stand snow but its coming.

Copyboy said... [Reply]

The one highlight of the movie is it does star James Stewart as the dog. Snow in Texas? We've barely got a flurry in New Yawk! Love the blog!

Remotecool said... [Reply]

Ahh that movie title brings back a lot of memories, especially the VHS tape days

Mr Bouchard said... [Reply]

You're lucky, I wish it would snow up here! Can't wait to snowboard. Until then, classic videogames time!

chrischaos said... [Reply]

crazy weather you say?

Nostalgist said... [Reply]

oh boy, this is so old :P i totally forgot

Random Photo said... [Reply]

nice post!

The Angry Vegetarian said... [Reply]

I live in Texas, too. I wish the weather was like that where I was. I love cold and bad weather. There's rain coming in today (supposedly), so the temperature has dropped a bit. That's put me in a slightly better mood.

As for the game, I'd still love to play it! Fievel brings back memories!

Dr. Mesothelioma said... [Reply]

looks awesome

Injury Everywhere said... [Reply]

you killed the ending :(

Astra said... [Reply]

lol angry bbQ

Come At Me Bro said... [Reply]

Sweet!

Daytona Jones said... [Reply]

i loved the movie as a kid didnt know they had a game

Epic Battlezone said... [Reply]

this one interested me the most

Inside View said... [Reply]

that's pretty cool

Advice from Uncle Joey said... [Reply]

great, thanks for sharing this

Hammer Time! said... [Reply]

this is a good follow up to your last one

Arnold Poindexter said... [Reply]

this is quite interesting

Steiner Recliner said... [Reply]

nice, I'm looking forward to the next post

Mr. Clean said... [Reply]

awesome can't wait for more

DIY Warrior said... [Reply]

great, I like this

Secret Handshake said... [Reply]

that's great... keep it up

Joe said... [Reply]

yeah back then movie-games sucked. things started getting better with golden eye for n64

tortacular said... [Reply]

thanks for this, sir.

dous said... [Reply]

Thanks for this man.

Tyler said... [Reply]

I really liked this movie as a kid. But watched part of the newer ones recently, and it sucked.

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