Are 16-bit systems dead? Sega throws dirt on the coffin with Marsupilami.
You play as the title character, a long-tailed jungle cat who escapes the circus, along with Bonelii the elephant. The 25 seen-it-before stages would be easy to dear if it weren't for Bonelli. You collect snack food for your big buddy, help him get over a few obstacles, and whack a few bad guys with your tail.
Marsupilami is packaged as a kid's game, but the stiff controls and quick timer make the puzzle solving tough and may drive younger gamers to tears. The perky, comical animations are pleasant enough, but the plunky, happy circus music grates. In short, keep this cat confined at your nearest retailer.
ProTip: After he's had some water, jump on the Bonelli's back extinguish the flaming hoop.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Game modes: Single game mode
- Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
- Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
- "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
- "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
- "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)
Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.
Marsupilami is another one of those lovable, if annoying, Disney critters that looks more like a drunken hallucination than a kid's plaything.
This platform game has Marsupilami and his elephant sidekick wandering from one wacky, circus-type scene to another. Operating much like the Peter Puppy level in Earthworm Jim, Marsupilami must get his elephant from point A to point B using an assortment of tricks and special abilities. These abilities range from using Marsupilami's long, prehensile tail as a set of stairs to frightening the elephant with a fake mouse.
Marsupilami is aimed at the younger gaming crowd and contains enough jovial music and mirth to keep those young 'uns busy. Older gamers will no doubt find this game nauseatingly cutesy, but who knows? The situations do get fairly challenging.
The question that should be on everybody's mind is whether or not the Marsupilami character will end up as the name and logo of another brutally commercial sports team. I figure, why stop at making a mockery of just hockey? Why not embarrass another perfectly good sport, like baseball or basketball. Just think, the Orlando Marsupilamis; it has a nice ring, doesn't it?