47: Tiny Toon Adventures

Genre: Platformer

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Year: 1991

Basic Idea: Take Buster, Daffy, Dizzy Devil, and Furball along to try and defeat all of the baddies of Acme.

Review: This is widely considered to be a clone of the Super Mario Bros. series, and it’s really impossible to deny it.  You defeat enemies by jumping on their heads.  You enter secret rooms to be given short-term power-ups.  And at the end of each world, you face one of Montana Max’s henchmen.  Each level you can pick which sidekick you want to bring with you (like Mario 2). Even the falling red curtain that ends Super Mario 3 ends this game.

Of course, there are worse things than copying one of the most successful platformers of all time.  They also added some nice touches.  I mentioned you get to pick which side-character to bring with you on each level.  Well, on each level you start as Buster, but if you get a certain power-up, you become his more powerful ally.  Also, unlike Super Mario 3, the final enemy on each level requires more than just jumping on their heads.  I love the way in which you need to defeat Elmira, who is trying to “love” you.

The play control is great and the music is familiar and catchy.  Where this game falters is the graphics, which are incredibly bland considering the year this was released and the company that released it.  Also, the game is incredibly easy, winnable in a day by probably any decent gamer.  Still, it’s fun while it lasts.


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