The Adventures of Star Saver
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Space creatures are invading the Earth yet again. Our first line of defense? Kevin, his sister Connie, and a robot named Tom Wolfe. Where's this battle taking place? Dullsville, South Dakota?
If you quickly zoom past the story line, The Adventures of Star Saver by Taito becomes a pretty good Game Boy action/adventure game. You must attack the extraterrestrial command center in nine action-packed Stages and three hidden Bonus levels. The rigorous side-view, multi-scrolling E.T. - blasting is guaranteed to keep your thumbs busy.
Kevin's duded out in Tom Wolfe, a robot with a mech-style body. It's called a Tom Wolfe Suit (no kidding). His assets are a decent jump and a rapid-fire blaster with unlimited ammo. However, if he takes too many hits, he reverts back to just plain Kevin with a single-shot pistol and the high likelyhood of meeting video doom.
Star Saver's controls are smooth. Kev, in any form, can seriously motor when he has to. He has a built-in, high speed run, and he can collect unique bungy life savers, which he can use to pull himself up or across the screen.
Star Saver's graphics look sharp. The feisty space critters are weird, but cute. Space bunnies, robo-flies, mech-birds, and solar snails paint a bizarre monochrome picture. Stage bosses look gruesomely cool. The music's comical and catchy, but one listen is all you need.
The Adventures of Star Saver serves up steady run and gun action. It's easy to play and just tough enough to beat. It isn't clear which star needs saving, but you can at least be an Earth saver with Star Saver.
- Brainy Bossl dips three times as it flies above you. The third time it drops to attack.
- Wait for Boss 3 to drop on you, then run to the side. Jump and fire after it unleashes its claw. Aim for the abdomen and be prepared to jump over the daw. Repeat this sequence until it's history.
- Boss 2 jumps twice on its way to get you. Scoot under it when it makes the second jump and keep shooting.