Mohawk and Headphone Jack
Don't eat or drink anything for half an hour before you play this innovative game. Although the gameplay is unique, it might make you queasy.
Mo Hawk is a hip character who runs, leaps, flies, and swims through high-tech settings. The gimmick here is the fast-moving screen, which quickly rotates under Mo Hawk to create mind-numbing visuals. Hard-rock music adds to the hallucinogenic effect. Different, yes; fun, no. After a while, this isn't a game you play; it's a game you endure.
ProTip: Don't build up too much speed, or obstacles appear too quickly tor you to react.
THQ is to be applauded for bringing out a SNES game in 1996. You'd applaud louder if it were a great SNES game.
Be prepared for a sudden change when Mo hits the water. He swims much slower than he runs.
Download Mohawk and Headphone Jack
- 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
Everybody knows that kids all across the nation go crazy for that wacky rock 'n' roll stuff, and the young 'uns especially love it when rock is coupled with cute little video-game blobs, as is the case in Mohawk and Headphone Jack.
Mohawk and his pal Headphone Jack are members of a race of creatures called Morfs, organisms who can change their shape at will.Their normally lazy and fun lives are disrupted when "the man" puts the screw into them. General Headslot and his robot armies want to shut down the happy-go-lucky Morfs forever, and Mohawk and Headphone Jack see it as their duty to save the world for future party animals.
The game is quite similar to many platform classics, including the Sonic the Hedgehog series.The world the Morphs live in is a low-gravity, 360-degree carnival, so the screen is constantly shifting, inducing strangely pleasurable feeling of vertigo in players.The Morfs can, with the aid of certain power-ups, change their shape into various vehicles and creatures, as well as use their bodies as lethal weapons.
It's Mohawk and Headphone Jack! Who are they you say? I'm not sure myself, but this game is pretty cool.You control this funky-looking guy named Mohawk and navigate through ever-turning levels that put Mode 7 through its paces.
One of the more interesting things about the game is that Mohawk looks like he's naked, in just a pair of shades and headphones. Gameplay is solid and there are lots of challenges to be found in MaHJ. The music's nice, but suffers from repetition and generic SNES sound-chip riffs.
Apart from the eccentric look of the game, there's a lot to like and enough originality here to appeal to most.
Graphics - 7
Sound/FX - 6
Gameplay - 8
Rating - 7