Review by wing2871x

"Better than Duke Nukem (not saying much)"

Before you play this game expecting a 3D first person shooter, I was talkingabout the FIRST Duke Nukem. Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure is yet ANOTHER platformgame from the hit factory at Apogee Software, and it still has 16-color graphicsbut I actually enjoy this game compared to Duke Nukem because it has personality.

The plot is that Cosmo (who looks like an alien Bart Simpson) and his family(who look like alien Simpsons) crashland their spaceship on Earth. Cosmo goesto get his bearings, and when he comes back his family is gone. He has tofind his family and he can use his feet (To jump on enemies) and his suctioncup hands (To hang on walls). Basically, that's it, but it's... well, it'sfun...

GAMEPLAY: (8/10) Simplistic but enjoyable, it's just like a typical side scrollinggame, but there are a lot of cute stuff that help you enjoy it, like stickingto walls, making long jumps, heading to the bonus stages, and attempting to bounce off as many enemies' heads as possible.

CONTROL: (9/10) Very smooth. Not much else to speak of.

GRAPHICS: (8/10) - for 16-color graphics, they're pretty good, and they actuallygot REAL parallax scrolling in this game, so no long jumps where you wonderwhere exactly you are, like in Duke Nukem.

SOUND: (7/10) - The music is standard fare, but the sound comes from the PCspeaker and not the sound card, so it's tinny. Still, decent.

OVERALL: (8/10). It's a good game to play around with and remember the olddays. More fun than Duke Nukem, and with more personality to boot. I likeCosmo. He's a good kid... :-P


Reviewer's Rating:   4.0 - Great

Originally Posted: 12/12/99, Updated 12/12/99

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