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Hook is a game released in early 1992 and was based on the movie by Steven Spielberg, titled with the same name. There are actually four different games with the same title, published by different companies, but all of them have pretty much the same plot and gameplay. Saving Peter Pan or other characters from the evil Captain Hook is something present in most of the Hook games. I played the one developed by Irem, in which I had to save Peter Pan from Captain Hook. But strange, I actually controlled Peter Pan too.
Vowing to return his children to safety, Peter Banning went to Neverland and once again assumed the role of Peter Pan. You must guide him through many hazards (such as pointy treetops and swarming bees) as he battles arrow-shooting pirates, balloon pirates, ugly sea dogs, poisonous snakes, magic tigers and other dangerous foes.
You wake up in Neverland, surrounded by the Lost Boys. From the sound of their chanting, it looks like you caught them at a bad time. Before you can embark on your adventure, you have to run the gauntlet and prove that you are indeed the Pan. Lose a fight, and you revert to your stockbroker alter ego.
With the exception of the sound and music, the Genesis version of the Sega CD hit (see last issue of Sega Visions) is every bit as good as the original. Ten big levels take you through a variety of adventures as you try to find your (Paris) children and destroy the evils that Hook left behind.
2006-01-24 Hook is an adventure game based on the Steven Spielberg movie.