Tom and Jerry
|a game by||Software Creations|
|Platforms:||GameBoy Color, GameBoy|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Tom & Jerry Games|
Jerry's twisting his tail because his cousin Tufty went out for a walk and never game back. His feline nemesis, Tom, would like nothing better than mouse au gratin for lunch. Jerry's gotta track down Tuffy before Tom turns him into a TV dinner.
Cat and Mouse
In this alternating two-player Game Boy cart, Jerry chases after Tuffy through 10 levels of vertically- and horizontally-scrolling, side-view adventure. You're gonna need man-size patience to complete this mouse-size cart!
Each level features a series of obstacles, both man-made and natural. For example, Jerry's got to dodge flipping manhole covers, and mouse-eating plants! Of course, he's also got to watch out for Tom. This fiendish feline hangs out in Trash Cans and other receptacles.
The toughest part of this cat and mouse chase, though, isn't the creatures that are after Jerry, but the precise hopping and dodging required to avoid the dangerous hazards that lie in his path. Our little rodent starts with a big smile on his face. However, once he's caught his tail in a trap or he lands on a few spikes, he starts to look pretty grim.
Jerry's gonna need to stop and chow down to keep up his strength. Grab Cheese and Sodas to earn him a 1-up. Other bonus items include Marbles to wing at Tom and more. Jerry's got five lives per game, three continues, and three passwords (one after every three levels).
Eeek, a Mouse!
Great graphics and cute cartoony tunes cannot hide the fact that Tom and Jerry is a game for someone who is as patient as...well, as a cat waiting to catch a mouse. Fans of the NES cart please note: Although the Game Boy premise is similar, the game is very different. If you like to fight your way through a game, this one's either gonna drive you crazy or make you take a quick cat nap! Either way, it's gonna take you more than lives to end this chase.
- Tantilizing treats frequently tie a tantilizing, almost impossible, jump away. For example, in the first level (The Street), jump to the first platform after the bench. Jump straight up to the platform above you. Now perform a super jump (press A and B simultaneously) to the left onto a small hidden platform. Jump to the right to find an entire secret cache of items.
- Tom's not neatly as tough to outwit as he was in the NES version. Just memorize where he's hiding and whack him with a tew marbles.