The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends (NES)
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|The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends|
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in December 1992, among other platforms.
Why It Sucks
- Terrible ear-splitting music which mostly consists of short music loops. And that's when it actually sounds like it's supposed to; the game's bad programming can sometimes mess up the music and make it sound even worse than it already is.
- Limited bombs and Bullwinkle's charge attack drains his energy.
- In one stage, there is a staircase that takes you further in the level, but it looks like it leads to nowhere.
- The controls are very clunky and awkward, especially Bullwinkle. He is so awkward to control that he bumps into anything like a tank.
- Ironically and humorously, Rocky can't walk up steps.
- Rocky bounces while he flies, it's not too much of a problem until in later levels with bigger gaps, which will make things harder to progress since it's hard to tell what to bounce onto because of bad level design.
- Rats (or mice) are too fast to hit with bombs. They also are powerful for whatever reason.
- Speaking of enemies, they always respawn even after you get the chance to kill them.
- The codes that are built in the game itself (not Game Genie) glitch up the game.
- Insanely terrible graphics. Both sprites and graphics lack detail, such as Rocky and Bullwinkle being poorly drawn, the very first level looks like it was done on Microsoft Paint, and one of the later levels starts to look like King Kong splashed his ass all over the place, according to the AVGN.
- The game's title screen has a half-assed drawing of Rocky and Bullwinkle being next to each other. Where the lower halves of their bodies are cut and you can only see their heads to their upper chest, which is downright lazy.
- Speaking of presentation, the title screen has every screen's duration is 2 minutes and 4 seconds. This means that following the story can be nearly impossible unless you slow down the slideshow since there are occurrences when the duration speeds up. Not to mention that Radical Entertainment and T.HQ Software's logos are sped up as well, it's like they were aware of how bad the graphics looked and didn't want to draw your attention to it, a bit like the company Majesco Sales from Drake of the 99 Dragons.
- The entire plot is just a line of text: "Get our heroes to Abominable Mansion, and collect Bullwinkle's inheritance!".
- No ending other than a poorly drawn "You Win!" screen.
- The game is incredibly short and can be completed in less than five minutes.
- The game doesn't save your high scores or have a password function.
- Inconsistent title: the game is called "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" on the cover art, but the title screen calls it "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle".
- Hideous attempts at advertising the game, with the game's box saying: "Maximum Fun for Ages 4-10!".
- In one of the levels, if a gas-like hazard touches the player, the game won't just reverse the controls, but also distort the music, making it even worse to get through.
- The game's engine is also used in The Terminator and Wayne's World on NES, which both games were already crappy enough!
- False advertising: In the box art, there is Bullwinkle in his sweater while in-game he is nude rather than wearing his sweater.
| "What were they thinking?"|