Back in the old days of video games (we're talkin' the era of Pac-Man), gamers didn't head to arcades to beat games or fight Bosses. High scores were the goal of the classic stand-ups.
But that doesn't mean old games were simple. Mr. Do! -which is coming to the Super NES nearly 15 years after it snatched quarters in arcades-is the perfect example of an old game that demanded both brains and fast fingers. Mr. Do mixes the play mechanics of Dig Dug and Pac-Man, but in doing so it has become every bit as addicting and fun as those classics.
The premise behind Mr. Do! is goofy enough. Players guide Mr. Do. a ball-wielding clown, through an earthen maze, collecting cherries while avoiding enemies. The mazes start with only a few paths leading to the scattered patches of buried cherries. Mr. Do must dig through the dirt to nab the cherries, yet his digging opens tunnels through which bad guys can chase him.
Mr. Do is pursued by troll-like critters called Creeps. These digging beasts can be killed two ways: Mr. Do can nail them with his ball (a risky option, since it takes about 10 seconds to get the ball back once it's thrown), or he can lure the creatures beneath apples, which fall once the soil beneath them is dug away.
If Mr. Do nabs the food item that appears in each level, he unleashes the Letter Creep. There are five of these beasts, each carrying a different letter from the word EXTRA. If Mr. Do kills each Letter Creep, he earns another life.
Mr. Do can clear a level three ways: by collecting all the level's cherries, killing every Creep or spelling out EXTRA. It sounds simple, but this variety in gameplay sets players up to use some strategy. Should they dig their tunnels in such a way as to crush all the enemies with apples? Or should they just make a mad dash for the cherries?
The Super NES version of Mr. Dol is almost identical to the now-ancient arcade game. Fans of the arcade original will dig Mr. Do! for its nostalgia value, and strangers to the game should check it out for its solid, addicting gameplay.
- MANUFACTURER - T*HQ
- DIFFICULTY - Moderate
- THEME - Action
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2
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Mr Do is a wizard who collects has to dig for cherry's while avoiding the bad guy's, Sound a bit like Pacman but the difference is you have to use gravity to your advantage by digging away under apples to squash your enemies below, But do not get caught out by your own traps!.