Noah's Ark

a game by Konami

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Platformer

In this version of Noah's Ark, you're saving a few animals, dissing a few others, and rewriting this biblical tale.

Noah has to rescue one pair of animals from each of the seven different continents. Each continent has three sections of Mario-style, side-scrolling, hop ‘n' bop game play. Although the graphics are well done, the not- so new action doesn't do much to keep your interest afloat All Noah has to do is make it from one end of the section to the other and destroy the giant pollywog boss. On the other hand, the game play is tough. A couple of hits from any critter sends Noah to his just reward.

ProTips:

  • Jump high in the sky to snag hidden power-ups.
  • Auto-scrolling means Noah's got to keep on his toes. If he gets caught between a rock and a hard place, he's done for.

Fortunately, Noah doesn't face this storm empty-handed. He gathers special weapons and powers as he attacks various undesirable animals, such as bugs and snakes. The Multiway Shots, Arrows, Bouncing Bombs, and Zig-Zags give Noah plenty of ammo to dear a path to the end of any level. Feathers and Bones transform Noah into a flying or swimming creature, and a Stone Head makes him impervious to spikes.

If you're looking for fast-paced action on par with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Bat- tletoads, Noah's Ark really sinks. Challenge- wise, however, this one's tough enough to take beginning and intermediate gamers more than 40 days and nights to finish -- and that's the only rainbow at the end of this game!

Spikey cacti in North America make Noah's life tough. To jump over them, he's got to stand above them.

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