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/// Game Demos: Which ones are worth it?
By Robert Niles
OK, all this is my own opinion (and that of my seven-year-old son) BUT
here's a listing of what I figure to be our 5 most favorite playable
previews within the "jump and run" style games (Contact appropriate
companies on how to purchase the full game).
I'll start with the least favorite of the 5 and work my way to the number
one (which was not agreed upon between my son and I).
These files (archived name in parenthesis) should be available on most
BBSs and commercial online systems. All are available on In The MeanTime.
#5 - Super Caldron (DCD-SUPC.DMS)
Great graphics, no sound (on a 1MB Chip RAM machine, don't know if
this will be different for those who have more RAM). But good
original ideas!! You're a little Warlock who has this endless
supply of stones to throw around...pick up a broom here and there
and fly! ...but watch out for the buzzards!!
#4 - RoboCod (ROBOCOD.LHA)
A funny new twist, more of an exploration type jump and run, but
plenty to do and lots of secret places to find. Your charactor is
part robot, part fish running around, the second level is neat...
never saw a fish jump so high!!
#3 - Arabian Nights (ARABIAN.LHA)
Arabian Nights - another with great graphics. Secret places, the
bad guys, lots of "acid" lakes to jump over, and a small bit of
detective work will get you through the first level, then you're
off on a cart ride through some mines in a race against time to
finish off this preview.
#2 - Woody's World (WOODYW.DMS)
Now you got this little guy, in in the true Super Mario fashion
you can have this little guy change into some sort of King,
who can finally throw some killer stars against the bad guys in
the land. Lots of "secret" places to keep you going after it again
and again! Great graphics!
#1 - This one was tied....
REALLY good game, original ideas, some problem solving and LOTS
to explore!! You gotta a guy (a pirate) to run around with, there
are shops in which he can get more stuff to better his fighting
and to increase his health. There is plenty of underwater
swimming, as well as stuff on top for you land lubbers.
The only disadvantage here is some of the stuff is in German,
but this won't stop you from playing at all!! Avoid the pirates
on top and the sea animals below and explore!
Zool Demo (ZOOLDEMO.LHA)
Well of course you have heard of this one. You're an ant on a
high speed mission to get as much candy and junk as possible
while avoiding all moving creatures...lots to do here!!
AGA demo version is available also.