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Goemon's Great Adventure

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Reviewed by Danielle L. Here's a new game from Goemon: Konami's Mario. Well, you better be sitting down when you play this game, because it is nowhere near in the same league as Mystical Ninja. Goemon's Great Adventure, a side-scroller, combines annoying objectives and weak characters that die by getting hit only about twice. Save your money. If you feel like trying this game out, rent it instead.

Graphics: 7 out of 10

It has pretty good graphics, for a side-scroller. The characters are in 3D, but I think the backgrounds look a little flat. The colors are very sharp and the bosses have quite a bit of detail to them. The fire-breath effects for the skeleton boss are very nice, but there are many things that could have been better graphically.

Music and Sound: 10 out of 10

I love the kooky Japanese music that plays in the Goemon games. It sets the perfect mood. I also like the intro where you hear Goemon and his buddies babbling in Japanese (with English subtitles, of course). Good effects for when he gets hit or hits someone else, and I love the Nina war-cries!

Game Challenge: 10 out of 10

A little too irritating. I hated the timed challenges, where you had to find certain items within like a minute. The game's internal clock that changed night to day, while nifty in the Zelda games, was awful in Goemon. You'd find yourself with one HP left, and night would come and some giant spider would stomp on you. And I never did write master bar-swinging! Its a little to hard in some places for its own good, but it will at least keep you interested with the challenge.

Game Play-Fun: 5 out of 10

Its not fun in the places where its too hard, and its not fun in the places where its easy. I guess I'm just biased because I hate side-scrollers, but even this one could have been better. It was just irritating trying to get the last entry pass to face the level boss, and it was just irritating trying to beat the level boss. It has some good points that are fun, such as two-player piggyback mode, but not many.


Very frustrating, but only at some points. This game's puzzles are pretty obvious, the hard part is trying to solve them. The bosses are also a little too invincible, and you'll be tearing your hair out every time day turns into night.

Replayability: 4 out of 10

Once you've beaten it, what's next? There isn't really anything you need to collect like golden bananas, coins, red gummy bears, or anything else that is usually in a game like this. Once you've massacred the last boss, you'll probably just throw this game out the window. It wasn't really fun the first time, so it probably wouldn't be the second time.

Game Value: 4 out of 10

I don't know how much it costs, but I wouldn't buy it even for ten bucks! This game is so lame! Its not fun, its too hard, and its a side-scroller. Save your money.

Game Over Screen: 10 out of 10

Goemon's best feature is the game over sequence. When you lose all of your lives, the screen shifts to this one with muscley dudes hula-hooping in little shorts shouting at you in Japanese. Its always good for a laugh.

Overall: 4.5 out of 10

This game sucked (pardon my language). It had very few good points to distract from the boring objectives, frustration, and extremely hard bosses. But, if you need a game to rent for the weekend, this could be it. I rented it, and it actually was fun for a couple of hours. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean that you won't. But don't buy it until you rent it! You will most likely be a very unsatisfied customer!

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