Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

a game by American Game Cartridges

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Platformer

Wally Bear and the NO! Gang is a skateboard cruisin', action/adventure game with a message that wants to clean up the streets. In an effort to fight drug abuse and promote the general good, American Video Entertainment (AVE) created Wally Bear and the NO! Gang in conjunction with the American Medical Association and the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

Wally Bear is our skateboardin' good Samaritan. You maneuver him through eight levels of skate scrapin' action on his struggle to reach his Uncle Gary Grizzly's house in time for the party.

The dregs of society crawl out of the woodwork (and the sewers) to stop you. Armed with bombs and spit wads, Ricky Rat, Larry Lizard, Willard Weasel, and a nasty gang of beasties will wipe you out if you run into them.

ProTips:

  • Watch out for anything that flies (such as birds and bats), or drips (such as toxic waste). They'll blindside you if you don't duck and cover.
  • Check all doors. They can pop you into the next level.

The skating's vaguely reminiscent of Skate or Die, and that's pretty good. But it takes more than a good deck and a sober attitude to make it through this game. Throughout the game you find handy items, such as hidden Skateboards for speed, Flying Discs to bop the bad guys, and Teddy Bears for extra lives.

Wally Bear, like Life cereal, is good for you—and fun. The graphics are decent, but the music sounds like a Playskool tune. Hopefully, through Wally, you'll see that it's cool to say "NO" to drugs.

Jump for frisbees. They give you ammo. Remember to kneel down when attacking snakes. If you don't, your frisbee will pass right through them.

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Wally Bear says "NO!" to drugs and alcohol abuse. If you're hip to Wally's message -- a very cool thing to be -- then grab a copy of his very own adventure, Wally Bear and the NO! Gang. Help them in their fight to push the drug thugs out of their city. This two-player, skateboarding, action adventure takes you through five action-packed levels. You want to get across town to attend a party at your uncle's house, but you run into trouble when you meet up with Ricky Rat and his rat gang. They want to reign over the city streets, and they'll pound anybody, (mainly you,) who gets in their way. Say no to drugs by saying yes to Wally Bear.

reggie posted a review

Wally Bear and the NO! Gang is a single- and multi-player an educational Nintendo Entertainment System game of a side-scroller genre. It was developed by American Game Carts and published by AVE in 1992. This video game had a positive message, teaching children to be against drugs like alcohol and tobacco, marijuana and another illegal drugs. Like in most games’ platform of 1980, even getting hit, that once meant losing a "chance" to beat the game.

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