Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Review by revoltor
"Cmon, cmon..Aww crap! Damn glare made me lose!"
Hey hey, Revoltor back again. I'm tryin another review format so please bear with me. The game in question is Kirby tilt and tumble. An odd gem from the good people at nintendo. Kirby just happens to be the bastard child of the video game industry. The secret out is that he was created to sucker people into the curse of video game addiction. But enough drawl, onto the review!
Tilt and Tumble(T&T) main selling point is its funky cool tilt technology. If you wanna move Kirby, you literally tilt you gameboy forward to roll him off the screen. So what you basically get is a digital version of the old labyrinth game. This was the horrid toy where you rolled a steel ball along a wooden maze. Kinda like the Hellraiser puzzle box for kids.
This time though you roll Kirby around and make him go from point A to point B via clouds, bumpers and little robot thingies. As always the usual Kirby crew is present and King Dede is still as easy as pie. But then again that's just what's wrong with this game, It's too damn easy!
The most difficult parts were fighting the glare off of my gameboy screen. Whenever you play T&T, you have to find the perfect standing spot or else you'll go nuts when you lose track of Kirby. I'll be a little lenient though and say that I found a few of the later levels to be a bit hard; nothing impossible though(Kirby would never do that).
Another complaint has to be the lack of portability. You can play 999 gameboy games anywhere you want except for this one. I tried T&T on the bus and on the train. No good. All the motion interferes with Kirby's motion. Yep, this one's for home play only.
After beating T&T, you might want to know what to do with it. Well, for starters you can collect all the Red stars. After that you can pass the game with less allotted time. After that....well you can use it as a ninja star and become the masked Gameboy ninja. Seriously though, as innovative as this title is, it could only keep my attention for 4 days. Definitely a renter.
Here's a rundown:
(8-bit always deserves an 8)
(Fun for the one week that it lasts)
(Classic Kirby tunes; plus he talks!)
(Tilt technology works great, glare screws it all up)
(Beat it, collect all the stars, beat it again. pfft, this game isn't that fun)
(Personally, I like this game. I just find it hard to believe it would ever become a gameboy ''classic''. I think not. That transparent pink cartridge color also made it lose points. Do you know how many stares i got in school while playing this?)
Reviewer's Score: 7/10 | Originally Posted: 04/28/01, Updated 04/28/01
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