Monday, 24 January 2011

Retro Review

Mickey Mouse
Game Boy

In the days when men were men and mice were mice, this, uber simple but incredibly addictive, puzzle platformer sees valiant St. Mickey traverse 80 levels on the original portable 8 bit super handheld to rescue his beau Minnie.

Released in 1989, when there were a speight of female mice kidnappings by evil warlocks, it is your task to gather miniature keys across each of the levels to enable progression.
Avoid enemies, in the least fearsome dungeons you’ve ever seen (think Castle Grayskull designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe), by popping up and down Mario pipes or laying the smack down with the limited weapons and ammo you find as the game develops. There are plenty of hair ‘em scare ‘em moments though as you think you’re not going to make it to the stairs in time before sneakily passing them on the way up.

The soundtrack suits the mood of the dungeon and oh the beauty of passwords. You can come back to the last level you completed, as long as you wrote down the correct password. It’s part of the Crazy Castle series which saw almost identical games but instead of St. Mickey, you had St. Bugs of Bunny rescuing carrots and maidens across dungeonville.

Hey Mickey, you’re so fine; you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey!

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