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Mister Kid
(Achraf Cherti-Thunder Software)

"It's a-Me! Mario.... Well, Not Really"

Battle against penguins and blue birds in this level. Now be careful… these creatures are far smarter than the ones fought in the first few levels.

Aw, ain’t Pikachu cute? I’m just gonna go right up and hug him… GAHH!!! The bloody thing killed me!

Game Review
Graphics (n.)
The use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
(Very Good)
By looking at the pictures on top you can already get a feel of what the game is like.  The game runs smoothly and flicker free and is incredibly fast. The backdrops feel rushed but look very colourful and suit each level well. The tiles remind me of your typical Mario games, which is good but perhaps some more originality in the tiles graphics would of been good. The weather effects are outstanding when mixed in with the levels, they look good and give little slowdown. 

There is really only one thing that made me take a point off in the graphics section and that is the animation. Most animations are only two frames and don't provide anything spectacular to look at. Overall though Mister Kid has some of the best QB graphics to be seen.

Sound/Music (n.)
The smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
(Very Good)
The music and sound effects work well with each level. There isn't a great variety of sound effects but the sounds are good enough so they don't become repetitive. The music is good but some of the music in there you may of heard from somewhere else, which, like the graphics, make this game lose it's originality.
Gameplay (n.)
The precision of control and involvement of character within its universe
The gameplay is similar to the Mario platform games.  The controls are easy to get used to, however when you pause the game it usually takes two or more presses to get it to pause. I would have liked to see some more physics put into the game to make the controls feel more realistic, but at least the gameplay is simple, which makes it pretty fun to control the main character.
Story (n.)
The creativity and presentation of the game's critical plot
There really isn't a story mentioned in the game. It's more of a game where you just reach the end. Also the game is half written in French and half written in English, which makes it hard to understand. To help out people, it would been great to have a language choice between the two languages.
Replay Value (n.)
The timelessness of the gamer's delight, such that the experience can be repeated again and again
There's not a lot to replay in this game. However it's fun to just play every now and then and see how much points you can get. Also once you've finished the game, the frustrating challenges aren't as hard because you're prepared for them.
Challenge (v.)
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought and reflexes
My goodness, this is perhaps the most challenging game I've ever played. In fact if you finish this game before your 110th go, you deserve a pat on a back. Yes, that's how hard it is. In fact it's so hard it gets frustrating. Also there's no warnings of sudden attacks. You'll feel like ditching your monitor out the window if you're on your last life on the 5th level and a bird suddenly charges at you right at the start of that level. Things like this happen a lot in this game. However if you like a challenge you'll like this game.
Fun Factor (n.)
The overall entertainment value as maintained throughout the adventure
When you've played the game long enough and gotten used to the controls the game is pretty fun. At first though it can be frustrating. I doubt anyone who has played this game for the first time managed to finish the first level without dying. As you get further through this game the more fun it gets. What might make you laugh a little is when Mister Kid takes on Pokemon. Yep, there are a lot of things to be recognized here. In fact, your hero looks a lot like everyones favorite Nintendo character...

Mister Kid Reviewed by Antz

Players 1 player Genre: Platform Game
Rating To solve: 6-10 hours Final Rating: 21/35

To download Mister Kid (258KB), click here.
wTo play Mister Kid, unzip the file, then run "MK.EXE".
wPress enter while playing the game to see the options, and keep pressing it if it fails to work. In there you can adjust the games speed.

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Game Summary
Coding Group
Thunder Software
Homepage URL
Final Rating
21 out of 35 points

The Highs: Looks very professional. A very polished game.
The Lows: It's hard. It's damn hard.

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