Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
Reviewed by (EniGmA)
Based on the Super NES game of the same name, Mystical Ninja is kind of an
action-adventure-RPG style game that looks as if it were trying to imitate
Zelda. Does it imitate it successfully or does it stink? Actually, there is a lot
of action and the gameplay is linear. You don't explore too much in the game,
you just pass screen-to-screen beating up on enemies....
Graphics 5 out of 10
Every character you play has the same body, just a different head. Konami didn't
think we'd notice that, but I did anyway. This wouldn't be too bad if it weren't for
the dumb animation for the character! Geez! If you're going to have one body through
the whole game at least animate it right! The backgrounds are all right on the flip
side, and there are many different on-screen sprites. It's still not the best you
could possibly imagine, thou.
Music and Sound 7 out of 10
Some of the music is just plain annoying, while other tunes are actually pretty
good. The sound is all right, except for the weird high-pitched noise you make when
you attack an enemy....
Game Challenge 3 out of 10
Challenge? Ha! The only difficulty in this game is ARTIFICIAL difficulty. That is
to say: the game has dumb control when you jump to make it harder: you must
jump and hit the direction you jump and then when you want to stop your jump,
you hit the opposite direction you are going, or you'll probably end up jumping
too far. This just stinks. Also, at about 30 minutes into the game, you are to hit
the A button as fast as you can to beat a boss. I lost and hurt my wrist in the
process, and the screen said "THE END!" and the game started over! I can't even
beat level one because of that! I didn't play for 30 minutes to hit my Game Boy
as fast as I can, hurt my wrist and start over! It stinks!!!!! Whew...now I got that
outta my system...
Hitting the A button as fast as you can! AAAAGGHHH!!!! There is NO way to win! This
actually happened- I hit the A button over and over and I was actually WINNING!
Then my hand just flew off the Game boy and was shaking like crazy! I lost the
game and it restarted and my hand was still shaking from all of that. I've stayed
away from that game ever since.
Overall 4 out of 10
Overall, you're better off with Zelda. This game isn't really too bad, but if it didn't have
all of these cheap ways to lose, then maybe it would have been worthy in my book.