Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Don't add water!
One of this summers box office hits, Gremlins 2. is coming to the stores this fall as a video game. SunSoft has taken furry little Gizmo and put him in the middle of a whole new batch of trouble! The game begins as Gizmo escapes from his cage in a genetics engineering lab. On his own in the towering Clamp office building. Gizmo must find his way to the safety of his long lost pal, Billy.
Before he locates the path out of the building, however. Gizmo gets wet and. as the mogwai rules dictate, this is a definite no-no. With more than enough dangers already coming from the mad-house genetic labs, the Gremlins that take control of Clamp Tower don't make Gizmo's life any easier!
In addition to some detailed graphics and intermissions, Gremlins 2 is filled with the scrolling action adventure environments that SunSoft has made famous in Blaster Master and Fester's Quest! You must explore each level, locate the escape route and, if required, take on the genetically-altered Gremlin Bosses that stand in your way.
In subsequent rounds Giz is outfitted with additional weapons and powers. Because this time Gizmo's making sure the Gremlins are put back in their place!
Even though Gremlins 2 boasts some superb graphics and intermissions, the game play, while well executed, wears thin after awhile. It's familiar territory that could have been more involving. Good as an adventure game.
Gremlins 2 takes all of the best parts from Blaster Master and Fester's Quest and throws in any missing elements there may have been. We get beautiful intermissions, lots to interact with, and plenty of challenge - a great game!
SunSoft seems to be the only company who can bring movies to games. Gremlins reminds me of Fester's, with the exception of jumping. Excellent cinema displays, great graphics and sound, as well as challenging play!
Sunsoft is the only company that can make good movie-based games! Gizmo must jump a few too many moving platforms, however, the music is top-notch and Gizmo's animation is fantastic! Don't play this after midnight!
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- Game Boy
It's been six years since the Gremlins wreaked havoc on Kingston Falls. Gizmo and Billy Peltzer have gone their separate ways, but their paths are destined to cross again.
Gizmo had been living in Mr. Wing's Chinatown magic shop. But when Mr. Wing passed away, his shop was torn down to make room for businessman Daniel Clamp's Clamp Centre. Gizmo was abducted by a scientist and held captive in the Clamp Genetics Lab.
Meanwhile, Billy gets a job as a commercial artist in Clamp Centre. When he hears a mail clerk whistling Gizmo's song, Billy realizes his furry friend is somewhere in the building. He locates Gizmo in the genetics lab and rescues him - but not for long.
When Gizmo is sprayed with water from a drinking fountain, he unwillingly produces four new offspring - evil Gremlins spawned by the mysterious Mogwai reproductive process.
In SunSoft's Gremlins 2: The New Batch, it's up to you, as Gizmo, to save Clamp Centre from certain doom. You must work your way through four sections of the Centre: a TV studio, genetics lab, system control center, and lobby.
Armed only with a pencil, a boom box, or a tool chest, you won't have a problem overcoming the flying bats and spiders. If you run into a barrier or get hit by an enemy, you'll lose some of your strength. By picking up one of the small hearts scattered throughout the game, you'll restore one heart on your life gauge; by picking up a big heart, you can restore all four hearts of strength.
Gather as much strength as possible before facing each stage boss. In stages 1 through 3, a pencil is all you'll need to destroy the Mohawk, the Bat Gremlin, and the Electric Gremlin, but you'll need a bow and arrow to defeat the Spider Gremlin in stage 4.
Gremlins 2 has some of the best graphics we've seen in a scrolling action game for the Game Boy. The first two stages will be walkthroughs for most players, but even experienced gamers will find the last two stages challenging and fun - maybe even a little too challenging.
Gizmo's in hot water again, and all you Gremlins fans know what happens when a mogwai gets wet! If you don't know, let's just say his problems quickly multiply, and now he's got four nasty clones to contend with. Sun-soft's Gremlins 2: The New Batch is an action/adventure game that rehashes the story of Gizmo trapped in cavernous Clamp Centre.
You've Seen It All Before
Gremlins 2 is a solid game that's good fun even though like the Gremlins themselves everything about it is pretty familiar by now.
However, what makes this game stand out from the pack are the awesome graphics. They're real knockouts that make Gizmo cuddly and the evil gremlins gruesome. There are some truly sharp details, though you'll have to hunt for them on the screen.
There's nothing complex about the game-play, so you can dive right into Gizmo's horizontally-scrolling adventure. You make the little guy jump around and beat bad guys through four stages straight out of the movie - the CATV Studio, the Genetics Lab, the System Control Center, and the Lobby. You also get two bonus stages where you earn extra points and, if you're lucky, 1-Ups.
ProTip: In the first Bonus Stage hit the punching bag 100 times in 10 seconds to earn a 1-Up.
Don't let the cute graphics fool you, this game puts up a worthy challenge. Each stage is overrun with bothersome bats, pesky mice, sinister spiders, and wicked gremlins, who all lurk around tricky jumps and painful spikes. An indestructible gremlin -- George, Lenny, Daffy, or Woman Gremlin (movie stars all) -- prowls around each stage. Just try to avoid them. If you make it to the end of a stage, you run up against a menacing mogwai end boss. You only get three lives, but if the bad Gremmies zap you, you just replay that stage.
To beat Mohawk at the end of Stage 1, let his first tomato bounce over you. Then rush forward before he tosses another tomato, and whack him rapidly, but carefully, with your pencil.
In general you can keep bats out of your hair by not forcing the screen to scroll upwards.
Your weapons are traditional but cute. Here the Pencil is mightier than the sword, and the Cassette Radio plays a beast-busting tune. But climb inside the Tool Box to really get the job done. Don't worry if you have to retrace your steps, once you plaster your adversaries they won't reappear.
To survive Stage 2 you must find the Pencil. (Hint: It's near the top of long stairway).
In Stage 3, you might not see the Pencil at first, but it's just three jumps away from the very beginning of the stage.
When you have the music note, bats can't bite you from above.
All This and Gremlins 2
Gremlins 2 is a neat hop and bop game with above average challenge and great graphics. You don't have to know Gizmo, the tiny hero, to get into this game, but it might give you a little advantage.