by Sony Imagesoft
For those of you who'll never grow up, Hook from Sony Imagesoft will brighten your ageless childhood. This fast-paced action game follows on the heels of the hot Sega CD and Genesis versions and follows the storyline of the blockbuster movie. You are an adult Peter, many years after your adventures in Neverland. You may have forgotten about your fun times there, but Captain Hook has not. He's ventured from Neverland to kidnap your children. You have two missions ahead of you: Convince the Lost Boys of your abilities as Pan and rescue your children from the pointy hand of Captain Hook.
The game takes you from the Neverland Forest to the Ice Area, the Lagoon and eventually to the Pirate Ship and a final battle with Capt. Hook. You start this singleplayer cart with three lives and a sword. Along the way, you can collect fairy dust (for flying) from your pal Tinker Bell, the Pan Sword, which shoots at a distance, and lots of different types of items that restore your life meter and give you extra bonus points.
While the game is fairly difficult and best-suited to gamers who like tough challenges, Hook does have unlimited continues that let you repeat unbeaten stages until you get them right. The translation to Game Gear is superb. From great color- to terrific game play and bouncy tunes, Hook Game Gear is a blast. Take on the pirate crew of the infamous Captain Hook. We dare you.
Ruffio is impossible to hit from the front but easily defeated from behind. Jump over him as he begins his dash and attack from the rear. Three hits and the Pan Sword is yours.
Hide under the lower left branch and attack this boss as he comes out the bottom door.
In the cliff area, the pirates on barrels take two hits. Time them carefully, because these guys close in on Pan quickly.
In the Waterfall region, fly right until low on fairy dust, then see Tink for more and repeat. The opening on the far right is your exit.
When swimming in the Lagoon, stay to the left and duck the fish coming from the right.
Avoid the Boomerangs, which seem to home in on Pan, and hit the Pirate boss three times.
This guy is tough! There's no special way to beat him, except move quickly and attack without being hit. Timing is important.
Flying in the Neverland Forest calls for frequent stops at Tink for fairy dust and for avoiding balloons.
Ever forward. Move toward the prow of this ship for your fight with Hook.
After you've jumped the Captain's Hook three times and tagged him three times, you are halfway there. The rest of the fight is straight sword battle.
2017-06-29 Hook (gamegear) game added.