Why is it that whenever we're told that "this is actually aimed at kids," what that usually seems to mean is "we were working on this for ages, and then we realized that it sucked, so we changed the marketing spiel so that it's aimed at kids...because kids can tolerate stuff that sucks more."Lucky Luke is being touted as a "kids game" and guess what? It doesn't suck anywhere near as much as you'd expect. It starts off pretty bad I'll admit--sticking a slow, dull, tedious and boring platform section right slap-bang at the beginning is enough to put anyone off, but persevere and you'll find that it improves. As you can see from the screenshot, Lucky Luke is a cowboy sheriff, and all of the gameplay centers on particularly cowboyish stuff. Chasing trains on horseback, shooting at bad guys and, for some reason, blowing up stuff with dynamite. Although aimed at kids, it has to be said that much of the gameplay is probably far too simple to stimulate most young, videogame playing minds. If you've ever seen a 6-year-old completely cream an experienced gamer at something like Tekken, I'm sure you'll know where I'm coming from. Still...cowboys have been ignored in video games, so at least this is original. It looks quite nice too--and it's only $20. Not the greatest, but definitely not bad.
Yes, I know this game's geared toward youngsters, but I imagine even kids would find most of Lucky Luke's levels a bit on the boring side--especially during the first half of the game. Aside from the decent mine-cart levels and a few cool bonus games, most stages are so simplistic that you can nearly play them with your eyes closed. Of course, if you did that, you'd miss out on the graphics, which are LL's only strong point.
If I was much younger, Lucky Luke might have done more for me. Imagine a world where Woody from Toy Story might live. That's Lucky Luke. Admittedly, most of the puzzles and action sequences are quite original, easy to get into and most importantly fun. The game, in most cases, is REALLY easy, but it's still a good time. Overall, look into Lucky Luke either for your kid, if you're a kid or if you like lucky cowboys.
Lucky Luke--it's geared toward kids and it'll only cost $20.1 think we're into a new genre of games here. I didn't want to, but I found myself enjoying the simple yet engaging levels in The cartoony atmosphere and cheesy characters are tailor-made for the kiddies. Some of the gameplay is a bit clunky (Luke walks way too slow) and a few levels may be too tough for very young gamers but overall 8- to 12-year-olds should dig it.
Download Lucky Luke
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed