|The First 100% QuickBasic Game Review Magazine
Updated November 20, 2004
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"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!
use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
|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
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.
smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
|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.
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.
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.)
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.
strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought and
|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.)
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
||To solve: 6-10 hours Final Rating:
download Mister Kid (258KB), click here.
play Mister Kid, unzip the file, then run "MK.EXE".
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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out of 35 points
Highs: Looks very professional. A very
Lows: It's hard. It's damn hard.
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