Monday, November 15, 2010

REAL GAMES - ANIMANIACS

YAY!  I just hit the 200+ mark on followers AND I get to play a decent game.  Today is a good day.

Animaniacs, for those of you too young to know, was one of the best cartoons in the 90's.  One of the reasons why it was so good was due to the fact that they had basically free reign.  No topic was taboo, and the risky humor constantly made it past the censors.  When you combine amazing writers with no restraints, great animation, and amazing voice work...what you get is one entertaining cartoon.  And if you combine all of that with Konami and the Super Nintendo, what you get is a pretty good game.

Hellooooo Nurse!
As we start the game, we are shown a short story with Pinky and the Brain, followed by Yakko, Wakko, and Dot being hired to collect a script and eventually stop Pinky and the Brain.  This is the kind of stuff that I have come to expect from Konami.  It may not be the best, but they always put a lot of effort into the games.

The controls in this game take some getting used to.  Jump, stack, and dash.  It reminds me a lot of the Real Monsters game that I reviewed towards the beginning of this journey.  I wouldn't say that the controls are bad, but there is definitely a learning curve.

The music in this game is pretty good, but it can get annoying after a while.  They did a good job with the Animaniacs theme, as well as the others, such as Pinky and the Brain.  The sound effects are decent, but nothing too impressive.

The graphics are straight from the cartoon.  The sprites and stage design are executed perfectly.  If you liked the goofy art style of the cartoon, then you will like the style of this game as well.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.  That is how I feel about this game.  I didn't see or hear anything bad, so I can't talk shit.
My only real problem with this game is the gameplay itself.  Animaniacs is a platformer, but the stages are set up like a Beat 'em Up.  It's an interesting idea, but it makes for an annoying experience.  Every single death that I had while playing this game was due to this crappy perspective nonsense.  If this had been either a platformer or a beat 'em up, it would have been better off.  Combing the two will simply not work, not for the Super Nintendo game at least.

I was very skeptical of the Animaniacs game until I saw it was made by Konami. Konami always makes good stuff, and this game is no exception.  Animaniacs gets 4 Ralph the security guards out of 5.  (If you are watching the ending, there's a 2nd part after the credits roll)


35 comments:

Brandon said... [Reply]

Wow, lengthy ending for an SNES platformer

Paul said... [Reply]

oh man i remember this game. was fun as all hell.

Guy Movie Blogger said... [Reply]

I still have this for Genesis. This was a fun game, and I remember some of the stages were pretty damn hard to beat, and that Indiana Jones-esque level was sweet.

Chuck McElroy IV said... [Reply]

I remember playing this when it first came out.

Ben Matlock said... [Reply]

I remember this game

LD said... [Reply]

oh maan..the memories :)

Jimmy Valmer said... [Reply]

wow, good job with this

Hearts on Fire said... [Reply]

keep up the good work, and I'll keep coming back :)

Cash Rules Everything Around Me said... [Reply]

that's what I'm talking about!

Steve Jobs said... [Reply]

this is good information here

Perry Mason said... [Reply]

awesome, thanks for sharing

The Bad Guy said... [Reply]

nice post!

Sign On the Dotted Line said... [Reply]

that's a unique view on it

Purveyor of Truth said... [Reply]

can't wait 'til the next one

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said... [Reply]

this is epic!

Bubbles said... [Reply]

great game
keep up the good work

Come At Me Bro said... [Reply]

I love this game!

Galwarrior said... [Reply]

Sweet Post!

CAE.II said... [Reply]

Haha, great game!! I had a little bit of a later version for the PC as well, you should check that one out!!

Thanks for the memories, great post!!

Digger said... [Reply]

definitely brings back memories

RoodNverse said... [Reply]

yup i remeber that game fun fun... but ya sucks they put the two together...makes it hard in some spots

Koniworld said... [Reply]

hahaha old school cartoons

Copyboy said... [Reply]

I'd play it just for the pinky and the brain appearance. Congrats on 200!!!!

Joe said... [Reply]

that show was awesome.

Gansita said... [Reply]

Yep, a great cartoon and I also played the game, not bad. Congratulations for your <200 followers, you're a genuine gamer!

McSnitches said... [Reply]

Nostalgia bomb right here.

Lemmiwinks said... [Reply]

Great post. waiting for more updates

vogelhut said... [Reply]

I remember playing that game.

Chui said... [Reply]

my children don't play this game

Nostalgist said... [Reply]

i remember this game and it was fun

Astra said... [Reply]

loved the cartoon!

SpringyB said... [Reply]

I'm glad it turned out to be a good game. It would have sucked to have the Animaniacs name ruined.

MrD said... [Reply]

I love that pinky and the brain are the end boss.

Longkid said... [Reply]

Congrats on 200!

Dan said... [Reply]

What are we gonna do today Brain?

The same thing we do every day Pinky... :D

yay. Too bad they kinda hurt the game with a poor decision like camera angle.

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