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  • Well, if you know me, you can probably guess how I feel about Tom and Jerry. Their original

  • runespecially during the 1940s—had some of my favorite cartoons. Animation royalty,

  • especially in terms of the execution. And so when our good friend Anthony from New Jersey

  • set this in, it obviously fell into my lap.

  • Being that it’s Tom and Jerry, I expected a fairly dull style but great jokes and stellar

  • technique. Then I remembered that...wait, this is the video game, not the cartoon.

  • And then I wanted to smash Tom and Jerry with a mallet.

  • So this is a Game Boy Color game released way back in 1999. Obviously, it’s based

  • on the Hanna-Barbera classic Tom and Jerry. The game puts you in control of the adorable

  • and surprisingly violent mouse Jerry, who’s on a quest to find his cousin. Along the way,

  • youll have to deal with spikes, pits and mouse-eating flowers.

  • And Tom, who jumps out from nowhere to attack.

  • Now, Tom and Jerry is obviously a platformer of the most standard variety. The game has

  • ten very brief levels and never really gives you much in the way of story or set up. Usually

  • not a big deal, but when you have a license like Tom and Jerry, I would think you’d

  • want to use Tom and Jerry as much as possible. I don’t know, maybe not.

  • Maybe that wouldve taken time away from the hungry flowers.

  • So the license isn’t exactly taken advantage of, but that’s actually the least of the

  • game’s problems. More important is the fact that Tom and Jerry is needlessly difficult.

  • There are no checkpoints, very sparse passwords...not to mention level designs that are next to

  • impossible thanks to the clunky gameplay. I mean, basically, Jerry’s gonna die.

  • And Jerry never dies in the show.

  • I guess the game looks...okay, for a Game Boy Color title. That said, there’s actually

  • a good bit of slowdown in this game, so...what are you gonna do? The game never gives you

  • any directions or objectives, either. Beggars can’t be choosers. And if youre ever

  • thinking about playing Tom and Jerry for the Game Boy Color...I’m begging you.

  • Choose something else.

  • This thing isn’t even from the 40s.

Well, if you know me, you can probably guess how I feel about Tom and Jerry. Their original

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/04/11
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