Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
|a game by||Al Baker & Associates|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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Those most excellent dudes from San Dimas, California, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, have made their way into the Lynx. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure by Atari is a unique game that's heavy on the strategizin' and light on the trigger-fingerin'. Bogus, you say? Bill and Ted in a thinking game?! Lighten up, esteemed personages, there's more to this game than meets the eye!
Time for Trouble
Bill and Ted's bodacious girlfriends have been abducted by the most heinous Grim Reaper! Fortunately, they left a trail of musical notes-but it extends through Time itself! The boys must journey through Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, Transylvania, and the Old West in search of the notes, various musical instruments, and phone book pages, which help them find their friends.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure isn't just another quickie licensing tie-in. Much thought has been devoted to incorporating the paradoxes of time travel into the game. For example, Bill and Ted must find special objects in one time period that are essential to solving a problem in the past or the future. Often, you find hints that you've left yourself in a previous time period, which you have yet to place at the present time, but you must place now. Confused? Well, you're messin' with time travel, dudes!
It's crucial to search through every nook and cranny of each land you enter, but beware the multitude of creatures out for your hide such as gigantic beetles, lions, and vampire bats! You also cross paths with bizarre characters, some of whom share vital hints and information.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is a bundle of surprises, and an excellent change of pace from typical shoot-em-up adventure fare. The graphics are awesome, especially the time-travel sequences, and the gameplay is smooth. It's perfect for all you excellent gamers with "time" on your hands.
- Talk to everyone you encounter. Some share vital secrets!!
- Notes always appear in clusters. If you see one, there are sure to be more in the immediate vicinity!