Review by xiao wolf

"A great game, mate!"

Let's take a look at this game, shall we?

Graphics: Amazing! Truly some of the best I have ever seen. The in-game graphics are bright and colorful, and the enviroments have great texturing. Everthing fromstones to the water has its own distinct look to it. Also, the character are expertly drawn to the last detail, such as the individual feathers on a bird's wings. The cinemas are better than professional animation in movie theaters. In the opening scence, you can see Ty's foot''s reflect as he runs through the water and the peebles at the river bottom look real enough to touch. Words fall short; you'll have to see it to believe it. 10/10

Sound: The Austrillian accents can really grate on your nerves, and Ty seems to have a British accent for some unknown reason. Still, the dialogue is clever, and I liked the use of Austrillian expressions. The music, while not Grammy-worthy, is upbeat and easy enough to listen to. 7/10

Story: The basic adventure game story centering around saving your family and the rest of the world from the evil Boss Cass. The game kind of throws the story at you with no explanation of when the orginal events happens, which makes it slight confusing. Again, its your generic story line, but this type of game isn't really heavy on story and it gets the job done. 7/10

Gameplay: This is a run and jump platformer, and that's precisely what you do in your search for Thunder Eggs and Golden Cogs. This is by no means a bad thing because the simplicity of the game is refreshing in a world of games where it takes half an hour to learn how to jump and another half an hour to learn your first task. The objectives in each of the games five areas are simply finding Thunder Eggs by freeing caged creatures, defeating enemies, solving puzzles, beating the level in ''Time Attack'' mode, or just searching in every nook and cranay. I liked this game's system of weapons. It gave you a good, reliable weapon from the start and than let you enhance as you move on in the game by giving it the properties of fire, lightining, etc. It may not be the most complex game, but it definitely is fun and addicting 9/10

Control: The controls are easy to learn and straight forward. Buttons aren't overused by assigning more than one command to a single button, and the game doesn't rely on small, abstract buttons too much. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is free of many of the camera problems which plague other games in its genre. 9/10

Replay value: This game will bring you back just to see if you can find every item in it. It's a plain, simple formula that will leave you addicted. 10/10

Final: A simple, entertaining game with good control and gorgeous graphics. The worst thing about it is the accents. 9/10

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 03/03/03, Updated 07/04/03

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