The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
|a game by||Imagineering Inc.|
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Those crazy cartoon charcters that put Frostbite 7 Falls, Minnesota, on the map are back! Bullwinkle, the esteemed know-it-all moose, and Rocky, the heroic flying squirrel, have recently made encore performances on cable TV and a compilation of video tapes. Now the dyadic duo and friends star in a side-view, horizontally-scrolling action/adventure game for the Game Boy that captures the spirit of the show.
Now Museum, Now You Don't
After years of cartoon fame, the good people of Frostbite Falls are opening a museum dedicated to Rocky and Bullwinkle. Unfortunately, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, those Pottsylvanian no-goodniks, have disguised themselves as guards and made off with three of the museum's most precious items. It's up to you to locate these treasures in the game's three stages and return them to the museum.
This game is fun and light-hearted, but it's challenging, too. You play Bullwinkle in the first and third stages, and Rocky in the middle. In the first stage, you search the rooftops and alleyways of Frostbite Falls to recover a valuable artifact and rescue a captive Rocky. While you're hopping from garbage can to windowsill, use your moose cunning to dodge bombs, knives, and killer poodles.
Next, you're Rocky rocketing to the moon to save Bullwinkle and find another stolen treasure. Use Rock's incredible jumping power to soar over craters and whip his tail around to stun Boris, Natasha, and the moon-men, Cloyd, and Gidney. After Rocky's spotlight, you don Bullwinkle's antlers for your final hairbrained adventure.
During the game, you'll encounter two entertaining mini-games, which help to raise the cart above the norm. The first is a hilarious college football game in the Wassamotta U. stadium, where you toss Rocky from one end zone and then speed down to the other to catch him for a touchdown and an extra life. The second mini-game is a card game, where three-of-a-kind wins temporary invulnerability.
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The folks who made this game did their homework. The cart is very loyal to the TV show. The graphics are clean and simple, and the music is a recognizable reproduction of the TV theme. What really makes the game fun, though, is the classic narration throughout the game. The famous narrator describes the current cliff-hanging situation and comes up with two snappy titles for the next episode.
The Moose Is Loose
A word of warning: if you play this game with an AC adapter, you may accidentally pull the plug while you're rolling on the floor in laughter. Overall, this adventure isn't extraordinary. However, coupled with the mini-games and, more importantly, the narration, it's a winner. Give the Moose and the Squirrel a whirl!
- Search the rooftops for Mooseber-ries. They tend to be in high places.
- To get past the smaller defenders in the Football Mini-Game, jump while standing in place and move the Moose while you're in the air.
- In the second stage, jump into the middle of craters to find hidden rooms holding Acoms!