From the darkest corner of space a futuristic fortress suddenly appears on Earth. It never touches ground but it just floats menacingly up in the sky. Surrounding it there is a maze of walkways, or so they appear. You go up to investigate and find the walkways are really trampolines and that they are patrolled by enemy invaders. Your job is to make it through 32 different levels in eight different backdrops in this chase adventure game.
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- Machine: Sega Genesis
The most beautiful planet in the solar system, is in deep trouble. An evil empire has surrounded the world with a strange gridlike fortress that's blocking vital sunlight. Made up of tiled sidewalks, trampolines, and exploding switches, the grids are guarded by aliens from Balos who are ready to die in the line of duty.
To make matters worse, Queen Carina has been kidnapped. In Trampoline Terror!, you play a fearless gymnast who's determined to save the queen and her planet from a cold, dark death.
You start the game with up to five lives, and you lose a life each time you fall off a grid or are touched by an enemy. The object is to destroy the grids by setting all of the exploding switches on each grid level.
There are 33 levels, each measuring 16x16 squares. Some grids are paved with tiles that have very little spring, so you can't jump very high on them. These tiles are solid and never collapse, but some of them move from place to place in the grid.
The grids are also dotted with many different-colored trampolines. The colors indicate how much spring is left in each trampoline. A red trampoline, for example, has only one jump left. If you land on it again, it'll break and you'll fall through. By jumping on the trampolines, you can cross gaps in the grid.
In addition to the tiles and trampolines, each grid also has several switch plates. They'll explode about six seconds after you set them. You must detonate a certain number of these plates to clear each level.
Some grids also have teleporter squares, but they're hard to find. Locating the teleporter will move you to another part of the grid.
No matter where you are, keep an eye out for enemies. From the Turtle Patrol to UFOs and Warping Bats, the Balos guardians will keep the action hopping. All the enemies can be destroyed by shooting P-Balls, the only weapon you'll have throughout the game.
With its combination of cartoon-like characters, colorful graphics, and fairly nonviolent action, Trampoline Terror! is a good game for younger players. But the more difficult grids on higher levels are challenging enough to keep players of all ages bouncing through the game.
- Levels: 5
- Theme: Puzzle
- Players: 1
- Difficulty: Easy
The first cart by Dreamworks for the big 16 has you as a hero bouncing around collecting different items wiles avoiding some really nasty creatures. Definitely unusual!