Based on the Jim Lee comic, Wild C.A.T.S. is a fun Final Fight-type brawler with huge sprites but standard enemies. In the overall SNES lineup, though, C.A.T.S. doesn't roar.
The interesting game mechanics have you begin as one character -- Spartan, Warblade, or Maul -- and then change characters at a certain point in the action. You'll never play through as just one comic-book hero, which makes the gameplay more varied than other superhero titles.
ProTip: Sometimes Warblade has trouble finding a way out. Double jump to see possible exits above him.
Each hero has a series of devastating moves and an assortment of punches, kicks, and smart bombs. The easy enemies and pattern-dependent end bosses make the awkward controls bearable.
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The graphics are well drawn and have a more flavorful feel than other comic-book games, like The Death and Return of Superman. But they never get too creative, and you'll see the same enemies again and again.
The sounds are funky but flat. The repetitive theme music never graduates to exciting, but then again, neither do the graphics. Other sound effects include standard punches and whacks.
Overall, Wild C.A.T.S. is not a bad game, but it just barely rises above the mediocrity of other side-scrollers. If you're looking for a good, easy weekend rental, you could do worse than this title.
- Use Maul's Charge Run (tap Forward twice) to knock out enemies.
- Stay in the corners after hitting a boss to defeat it.
Download Wild CATS
- 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
Your enemy, the insane, demonic alien Helspont, is once again trying to take over the world, and the team of WILDC.A.T.S. is at your control to put a halt to his plans. As in side-scrolling beat 'em ups like Fatal Fury, you must travel from left to right through dangerous levels and fight a lot of villains who look the same, until you get to the boss and spend a lot of time trying to defeat him. It's fun, but not particularly original, dig? While it does have the advantage of being based on a cool comic and having large, colorful characters, WILDC.A.T.S. probably won't drive anybody wild with desire (unless you're a diehard fan of the show.)