Titus the Fox (GB/GBC)
Titus the Fox is an action game released by Titus France in 1992 for the Game Boy, and in November 2000 for the Game Boy Color. Both versions have received poor reviews. Titus the Fox was also released on other versions, but this page will only cover the Game Boy and Game Boy Color versions.
Why It Sucks
- Dreadful music: For starters, the music just sounds terrible, making it sound like someone did an off-key version of what the music was supposed to sound like. The Game Boy version music is less worse than the Game Boy Color one, making it somewhat passable.
- You will have no idea what you're supposed to be doing, so the game itself forces you to figure that out for yourself, without even dropping any hints. So what this essentially means is you're basically going to be going around aimlessly while trying to complete a level.
- Also, to add insult to injury, they added extra bonus stages after you completed a level, which is technically the same levels, making them pointless.
- This game is actually a reskin of Lagaf: Les Aventures de Moktar - Vol 1: La Zoubida, especially since Titus published it a year earlier.
- This begs the question of why Titus even bothered to reskin an older title into a new game.
- Super Mario Bros. 2, even though it is a reskin of Doki Doki Panic, had much better gameplay than this, and it was released 4 years prior to this game, and there's no excuse of how terrible this game is.
- Boring and bland level designs that are easily comparable to the Super Mario Land series. There's nothing really interesting in the levels that are worth noting at all.
- The main character, Titus the Fox, doesn't run at all. In fact, he can only walk. Similarly enough, both this game, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde both share similar problems, and it's easy to see why.
- One thing that differentiates this problem that both games tend to have are the controls.
- Speaking of the animations, Titus the Fox moves like a robot, which would explain how many frames per second he moves.
- The fact that Titus decided to reskin an older game and slap the Titus the Fox character onto it doesn't give them the excuse of why they released the infamous Superman 64 game in the worst conditions possible.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The fact that they made a game based off their mascot on the developer's logo, is actually a pretty cool concept. Too bad it was poorly executed.
Both versions of this game received negative reviews. Even IGN themselves commented on the game calling it "the worst platformer" for the Game Boy Color and even said "I'm absolutely stunned that this game actually made it through Nintendo's stringent Quality Control group, since this game isn't just riddled with bugs and design flaws, it also feels entirely unfinished."