Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Bechtloff's Book of Genesis: Quackshot

The basic story to this game is imagine Donald Duck as Indiana Jones. That's about it. Donald must go from location to location, frequently back tracking into old locations, to eventually get a big treasure. Your weapons include a plunger gun that only stuns enemies and a popcorn gun that can take them out although that one has very limited ammo.

If my description seems pretty short it's because there really isn't much to this game which is its biggest problem. This game is very short and ridiculously easy. Some of you might be saying "Well what did you expect, it's a kid's game." Well so are Mario and Sonic, but they've had great and even challenging games. Even Disney has had great games, Duck Tales for the NES for example. Also this game is not only not challenging but it's also a little tedious. The fact that the plunger gun just stuns enemies doesn't really add any challenge as it's easy to walk past them, but it does make dealing with enemies less satisfying.

On the plus side the graphics are good for an early Genesis game and the music is really good, but there just isn't much memorable or interesting about this game beyond that. It lacks the Disney charm and wit that Disney properties of the time like Duck Tales or Darkwing Duck had, and it really doesn't even take advantage of being an Indiana Jones parody in any interesting way.

I've heard a lot of good things about this game, but I just don't see it. You're much better off getting one of the Disney games Capcom made for the NES or failing that just getting Duck Tales Remastered.

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