Thursday 28 July 2011

Tiny Toon Adventures 3

Another soul saved.

Look, it's Tiny Toon Adventures 3, an unlicensed Mega Drive platformer from the far east which has been recently dumped and tailored to the needs of emulators by the folks of Sonic/Sega Retro. It's mediocre!

There's not much to say about this one so I'll keep this post short. Tiny Toon Adventures 3 is an extremely basic platformer, which although is playable, suffers from the same sorts of issues as those unlicensed Pocket Monster platform games you've heard so much about. It's about as generic as platformers come - you jump on enemies, you have three hit points, and the goal is to move from left to right, occasionally fighting a boss.

Despite its name it has nothing to do with the Tiny Toon Adventures cartoon show, instead featuring CLEVER RABBIT on his quest to save ANIMALS from the PRINCE OF DARKNESS. It's a bog standard affair in which you find yourself jumping on large, featherless turkeys and collecting useless coins to throw away when you inevitably hit something. I guess you could say it draws influence from Sonic the Hedgehog, but it's not half as fun.

The story's a laugh, but the jumping mechanism that often fails to register and the music which burns a hole in your brain tend to ruin the experience. It's by no means the worst game of its kind out there for the Mega Drive, but you won't get much joy from this one. It's just a novelty item for sad chaps like me. Oh and there's a section half way through the game that's reminiscent of Super Mario World. Exciting.

Also released today is an unlicensed attempt at bringing the SNES-only Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition to the Mega Drive, and that's not too great either. So happy Thursday - here's some poor games for everybody!

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