The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

a game by Absolute, THQ, and Imagineering Inc.

Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesisNESNESSNESSNES

Genres: Educational/Kids, Platformer

See also:Adventures Games

Rocky and Bullwinkle for the Jell Genesis features all of the caroon's regulars -- Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, Snidely Whiplash, Sherman and Mr. Peabody, Dudley Do-Right, and (of course) Rocky and Bullwinkle. Although it's a classic cartoon, it's certainly not a classic Genesis game.

Do-Wrong

You start out this game with a choice. You can play the Main Game, choose Sherman and Mr. Peabody's Mini Game, or select Dudley Do-Right's Mini Game. It really doesn't matter which one you choose, because the action in all three is simple and monotonous multi-scrolling stuff. The only difference in game play is length -- you get five levels in the Main Game.

The enemies you encounter on the way all have predictable patterns, and they're not hard to beat or pass by. To make it even easier, there are no end bosses. Consequently, your arsenal is also simplified. Both characters can chuck Apples at their adversaries and jump. Bullwinkle uses also his antlers to butt attackers, and Rocky uses his tail toward them off. The adjustable controls make it easy to 1 configure these three moves to fit your gaming style.

This game sticks to the minimalistic graphics and sounds that made the cartoon famous. The graphics are colorful, but they're flat and look much like those in the NES version of the game. Each level is stuck on the same sound track, and there are few effects.

Tune in Next Week....

If you're a huge fan of the famous duo, you might run to the nearest rental outlet. However, if you don't need to know the answer to "Is it Moose on the Loose"... or "Boris and Natasha Have the Goods", watch the Moose and Squirrel on TV.

ProTip: If you slip off a platform, try not to move your j Moose. You usually land on a platform down below.

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Hokey smokes! Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle the Moose (a.k.a. Rocky and Bullwinkle) have finally staked an action/adventure claim in the NES video dimension. Tagging along with them are their perpetual arch enemies, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. Millionaire Moose

Our ever humble bumbler, Bullwinkle, has inherited a wad of bucks. Rocky and his doof-meister sidekick must motor from Frostbite Falls to the Abominable Mansion to gather the goods. Natasha and Boris are going to do their best to make the trip an unpleasant one. In fact, they've recruited gun-slinging bandits, snakes, ghosts, and more to help them.

ProTip: To navigate the power towers in Level One, take flight as Rocky. Gently guide him down to light on the tower. When he hits it and bounces, guide him forward to the following tower for safety. Repeat this procedure all the way across.

That Old Time Rock 'n' Bull

In this five-level, multi-scrolling, side-view adventure, you'll trek across rivers, through woods, across wild west-style plains, into the belly of a steamship, and more. The limited 8-bit graphics may induce a trip down memory lane, but they will make you want to take a more scenic road. They capture the style of the original, visually-simple R&B cartoon, but just barely. Also big fans of the cartoon's theme song will be sorely tested by the repetitious track.

Creature control isn't on the upside of swift and speedy, although you can swap between Rocky or Bullwinkle at any time. Watch out, though, you may switch between our heroes accidently, to your detriment. Both have their own special talents. For example, Rocky soars over danger, while Bullwinkle lowers his antlers and plows right through it.

When an enemy's situated above you, use Bullwinkle to toss bombs. He has a higher throwing range, and he's more adept at walking up stairs than Rocky.

Mastering and maximizing your Moose and Squirrel skills is the key to survival. Be prepared to switch back and forth a lot. Don't look for handouts. You begin with four lives, and extras are few and far between.

  • Stock up on bombs and life potions. As Bullwinkle, fight your way past the first enemy. Jump onto the ledge, collect the life potion and bombs, and then head left. Before you reach the gap, change to Rocky and fly across it. After you land, turn around, fly back, change back into Bullwinkle, and re-collect the regenerated bombs and life potion.
  • In the second part of Level 1, climb the stairs as Bullwinkle, then switch to Rocky to go under the red bombs.
  • Use Bullwinkle's head-butt attack to plow down Natasha.

Animal Appetite

Although the slow and steady action of T.HQ's Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle may not satiate the appetite of a really hungry advanced NES gamer, the lack of continues in this game give it enough challenge to provide a good snack for middle-of-the-road players. Die-hard fans of the famous Moose and Squirrel might want to plug in the game just for old TV time's sake. If you're dying to know the conclusion of "Rocky on Ice or Moose Gets the Noose", then put this game on the bottom of your Christmas wish list.

reggie posted a review

After receiving a telegram about the news of the death of his uncle, the duo – Rocky and Bullwinkle, also learn that this same uncle left the good-natured moose his castle and that if he can get to England then Bullwinkle would become an Earl. However, Boris and Natasha will stop at nothing to prevent the pair from reaching England. This family fun video game release from 1992 through 1994 by THQ, shares names with the re-released original series. The game features the popular classic cartoon favorites Rocky and Bullwinkle - as the two take adventures through a Swiss Alps-style mountain, a cavern, a mine, a submarine, a haunted ship, a port town, and a castle. Within the seven different levels are points in which mini-games allow the player to collect extra lives. These special mini bonus games include Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, and the Moon Men. The extraordinary graphics give each character a life like appearance and keeps the humor often seen from the popular television series. This single player platform is compatible with Game Boy, NES, SNES, and Mega Drive / Genesis.

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