Mordecai and Rigby should've played a different game...
October 29, 2013
Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land is an action-adventure, space shooter, top down shooter, platform, shoot 'em upvideo game based on the Cartoon Network series Regular Show. It was developed by WayForward Technologies, and was released in North America on October 29, 2013, and in Europe on November 8, 2013, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.
Why It Sucks
Horrible cutscenes. There are only 2 cutscenes, and they are still images with no voice acting whatsoever edited like a slideshow.
The backgrounds often get reused constantly, and the 3D isn't even layered correctly.
Bland level design for the platforming segments that is extremely boring.
Poor hitboxes in platforming sections. You have to hit an enemy on the head perfectly to even kill it because of how bad the hitboxes are.
The side scrolling shooter segments are horrible. Instead of open spaces where you can easily avoid enemy fire, the levels are cramped and designed the exact same as the platforming ones.
The top down shooter levels for Rigby have poor AI and horrendous enemy placement.
Mediocre boss fights, especially the final boss, who has the same hitbox problems as all the other platforming enemies.
The money system takes away all the cash you've collected after the last checkpoint if you lose a life.
You only get one hit, and this is a problem since the hitboxes are so bad in the platforming levels.
False advertising: The game claims it's in "8-bit", but really the art style is more of a 16-bit style than 8-bit. It looks more to the Turbografx 16 than Sega Master System (The most colorful 8 Bit system.)
The game was clearly rushed out, as the game only has 4 worlds and 16 levels, and no effort was put into the cutscenes or polishing the gameplay. In fact, the short length is unacceptable for a game priced at 30 dollars.
The concept art just shows how much wasted potential this game had.
Extremely dumb ending where Mordecai and Rigby decide to play the game again, you know, the game they got trapped in and tried to escape from?
No other characters from the main cast of the show except Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson appear in the game at all.
It barely appeals to anyone outside of Regular Show's fanbase, as the game barely explains what the show is about and just throws you in, leaving casual players out of the loop.
Amazing soundtrack, despite the lack of music tracks. Sounds exactly like the NES/Famicom.
The concept art is neat.
Several references to the show are made here and there.
Nice sprites with good and fluent animation.
It is considerably better than games such as CN Battle Crashers.
The manual is a great reference to the Sega Master System manuals, though it isn't enough to get you to play the game.