Bonkers Wax Up!
Bonkers, Disney's latest afternoon TV star, returns in a new game for the Game Gear. His diminutive looks and the colorful, kiddie backgrounds work well in this fun, fast action/adventure, but anyone above the age of five should avoid this game.
As Bonkers, a small cat with a badge, you run through the levels, picking up clue icons and avoiding ghosts, mummies, bulldogs, and long falls into nothingness.
"Nothingness" almost describes the simple game-play. Your only weapon is a bouncing attack, which must be precisely on target to score a hit.
Such precision might be too demanding for the novice gamers that Bonkers aims to attract. As for his other moves, Bonkers runs and jumps like any standard platform hero on the Game Gear.
The graphics are funny (like the mummy that loses his bandages), but the levels are so dark that it's hard to see what's going on. Bonkers is detailed enough that you can tell that he is the protagonist, but that's as intricate as these vague details get.
The music is repetitive. You know how five-year-old kids like to hear the same thing over and over again? This music will teach 'em to appreciate variety.
Unless you're a real Bonkers fan, leave this cart to the youngest gamers. They'll soon be clamoring for something better.
- Running (press Button 1) gives you distance on jumps.
- Mummies must be hit twice, so never turn your back on them after just one hit.
- Use the couches and chairs as trampolines. Sometimes they're the only means of reaching another level.