Reviewed by Jeremy Peeples
Toy Story was released in the winter of 95 (Nov.-Dec. to be
more precise) for the Sega Genesis. The main objectives in
the game follow the movie, but some levels stray from the
formula, like the Nightmare Buzz level for example.
Graphics-10/10- Truly a sight to behold, they look great
even today, and are not hindered at all by the Genesis?
small color pallette (64 colors), the graphics are simply
stunning, they are Generated and have a nice,
glossy look to them, the characters are large and animate
fluidly, the backrounds are just as good, they are very
vibrant, graphically, everything is true to the movie.
Sound-10/10- The sound is another of the game's strong
points, the music is great, it sounds like the music in the
movie, only of lower quality and lacking vocals. The speech
used in the game is great, there are quite a few voice
samples from the movie in the game and they sound great,
they're a little garbled, but not much.
Story-8/10- For the most part It's just like the movie,
there are some minor changes to it, but it remains virtually
identical. along the way you meet Buzz Lightyear. It's a
good thing if you liked the movie, a bad thing if you
didn't. I won't spoil the plot for those who haven't seen
Gameplay-9/10- You go from level to level completing
objectives, It's pretty much your standard side-scroller
with the objectives thrown in. Along the way you encounter
numerous types of games, a racing game, an RC game, a first
person shooter (in persprective only, there's no violence
Control-7/10- The control is, for the most part, great, but
platform jumping is a pain to pull off properly, thankfully,
It's the only major control flaw.
Presentation-10/10- Just like the movie, the cinemas
in-between levels are excellent, and the movie pics are
Overall-9/10- The game is excellent, the graphics are
second-to-none, and the sound is great, the controls are,
for the most part great, and the presentation is amazing.
Buy or Rent?-Buy- It's a great game at almost any price and
is rather easy to find, don't worry about the price, it
shouldn't cost more than $10.
For Nomad Owners- The game is great, there is minimal
blurring in the faster levels, mainly the races, the sound
is crystal clear, and the controls are still good. Overall a
good game for Nomad owners.