Easy and Fun, Just the Way We Like It!
I'm almost about to hook up the Sega and play a little Sonic after the music in this game, so you get nostalgia points for this game. Really thought it was all-around good game, with only a few little hiccups that pulled it down.
After playing an unnamed story 'game' last night, I was very happy to get to play a real game tonight. It was simple, fun, and it was very entertaining, everything a game should be. I thought the medals were a little easy to obtain, especially after playing the level once, but all the levels were still fun. I really like the simple controls: left, right, jump and down, that's all you ever need. The fact that holding down the jump button would increase the time in the air was also a nice feature, especially for this game. Nothing is worse than playing a game, holding the up button like crazy in hopes that you'll make a jump, but all the while it doesn't make a difference. Here it made a difference, and one that I enjoyed.
The drawbacks were more about game play than anything. It always seemed like the game was running slow, but it was running at normal speed. There always seemed to be a bit of a hesitation before the character would start moving, and it seemed like it was running in slow-motion. The jumping off the walls was a little tedious, and sometimes it was hard to control how much of a jump you would get off a wall. I also found that there wasn't a lot of use for the duck function, because as long as there were not spikes in front of a small space, the character would auto duck for me. The levels began to blend together the more you play, I would have preferred a fewer dynamic levels to a lot of simple ones.
Very good work, enjoyed it a lot. Going to play Sonic 2 now.
I only ran into a few things that knocked it down a few pegs in my book