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Around the World
(TMB Productions)


"Platform action pits the wolf versus the planet"

At last! After many years of taxidriving you've finally received your first assignment as an explorer. The President of the World Museum is searching for someone wily and debonair to find four of the world's most precious treasures to add to the museum exhibit. And you, dear wolf, will be the person to do it.

Stock up on your pistols, shriukens, fireballs, and knives! It's going to be a jungle out there as you travel through four incredible levels, including a jungle, the ruins of Anceint Greece, the streets of New York, and the heart of China! Watch out for cops, gladiators, and bears. Do whatever it takes to find those treasures and make the museum proud.

Graphics (n.)
The use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
Eight way-scrolling, triple layer backgrounds, these are terms you aren't supposed to hear in QB. Minutely glitchly though, and the animation seems to simple even for a cartoon.
Sound/Music (n.)
The smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
(Very Good)
The music and sound effects blend very well with the game in Around the World. There are plenty of different tunes to keep you happy. It's the sound effects that draw the game back from a Perfect Sound/Music score, as the "See Ya" catch phrase gets old and some of the sounds come straight from Sonic.
Gameplay (n.)The precision of control and involvement of character within its universe vv
Average. The game could have used some power-ups and the enemies could have done a little bit more than walk back and forth, but the game is a solid platformer with secret rooms, weapons, and pitfalls abound.
Story (n.)
The creativity and presentation of the game's critical plot
An intro demo sequence and an ending too! TMB does a nice job putting gamers into the story from the get-go.
Replay Value (n.)
The timelessness of the gamer's delight, such that the experience can be repeated again and again
Instead of trying to be the next Wetspot, Around the World is more comparable to PC and console platforms like Jazz Jackrabbit, Bubsy, and Kid Chameleon. And that's a tried and true formula that guarantees solid replay value. 
Challenge (v.)
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought and reflexes
This game needs some bosses! A lot of the game's layout is jumping to the right, with occasional jumping over the hole to the right.
Fun Factor (n.)
The overall entertainment value as maintained throughout the adventure
Around the World is buggy. I mean, real buggy. I've fallen off a cliff and lost four lives, and other times I fly back up from the hole and go back on the platform. Then there's the funny hit detection. Still, I had a lot of fun learning the wolf's moves. A very good game that falls just a heartbeat away from great.
Players 1 player Genre: Platform Game
Rating To solve: 1 hour  Final Rating: 19/35

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Installation Tips
wUsing the Ensoniq sound card cause loss of sound quality. For best quality, use any other Sound-Blaster compatible card.
wTo install, run "ATW10D.EXE" and follow the instructions provided.
wTo play Around the World, run "ATW.EXE".

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