Chuck Rock (gamegear)
There's something to be said for silliness in games and Chuck Rock is definitely silly. This portly prehistoric will provide many entertaining moments as he belly - bumps his way through the levels in his quest to rescue his cave - girlfriend Ophelia. Taking some liberties with pre - history, Virgin has mixed dinosaurs and homo - sapiens. The resulting encounters force Chuck to resort to carrying rocks with him most everywhere he goes. When he does get caught off - guard, his expression is priceless.
If you're looking for entertainment that provides more in the way of chuckles than challenges, you're gonna like this belly - bumping caveman.
Our boy Chuck is no slouch when it comes to jumping, but he does need some help on occasion. A pterodactyl can be quite useful - if he's awake. The brontosaurus can, too. When you get to the green water, hitch a ride on this big guy if you want to remain healthy.
Bump the mammoth to get a boost onto the floating ice ledge.
Here's The Big Boss. We'll leave this one up to you.
If there's no pterodactyl or brontosaurus handy to give him a lift, Chuck will stoop to any level - even a snake - to help him get beyond an obstacle. Use a rock to wake a snake.
Pick up a rock before hitting the deep water. It will help you get across the bottom quickly and handle the killer fish, crabs and squid enroute.
When wading around in the shallows, Chuck should stay alert for ways to move to the high ground. Jumping on top of a fellow jumping champion is a good idea.
Devil or angel? Hard to tell what that dino will turn into. If it's a devil you should worry because it will attack you with a vengeance - they can even fly through rock. But you can attack them back just as you would any other dinosaur. Then there's the old "throw the attacking teeth" trick. Attacking the thrower definitely reduces the danger.
Chuck (a scruffy-neanderthal-cave-dweller-type) has had his wife, the lovely Ophelia, kidnapped and you, the avid action/adventure player, have to help him belly-butt and chuck rocks to get his blushing cave bride back.
Some of Chuck's cavetime enemies are really hilarious. Just ask the little-green-lizard-like fellah who enlarges to about 40 times original size when he opens his jaws or those great little pink guys who hang out in Palm trees lobbing coconuts at Chuck!
Mr. Rock can grab and heft boulders for enemy mashing, climbing, tossing in water to jump on (before they sink), and even for head protection from stray falling rocks and birds. His fairly large middle lets you belly-butt the baddies with glee.
Overall, the graphics are a lot of fun, the music is bouncy, the sound effects are thematic and interesting; and the play has its challenges. Take Chuck and go portable!
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2017-06-27 Chuck Rock (gamegear) game added.