by Sega of Japan
Taz...hmmm. I was skeptical, but I liked it; I thought it looked damn good. Real clean graphics and smooth animation. It's also a lot of fun transforming into a tornado and disintegrating all your enemies - plus you get to go real fast!
So anyway, this is the plot: Taz has been kidnapped by Marvin the Martian and thrown into a zoo on Mars. But Taz busts a move and busts out. Now he's facing a lot of enemies on his way home to earth.
Some of the enemies are just dumb. What are those birds doing in this game? I hate them. Fortunately, there are cameos by other Warner Bros, cartoon stars you'll recognize.
So maybe this isn't Sonic the Hedgehog. But who cares? It's another pretty fun platform game; worth a rent.
Graphics are excellent. The backgrounds are very simple and clean: kinda cartoony bet not intrusive.
The soundtrack is nothing to get excited about; it does the job. There's nothing annoying about the music, and the sound effects are fine - bleh!
The control is good. Like I said, you can go really last as a tornado. And you can even bounce all walls while you're spinning.
Even though Taz in Escape From Mars is a fun game, I just can't see myself playing it day after day. It's definitely worth checking out though; a good bet for tans of Sega's first Taz-Mania game, cause it's more of the same.
If you've watched Warner Bros' Taz-Mania cartoon, then you have to play the game too. I did it a lot of time ago, in the 90s, on my Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, and I simply loved it. Taz-Mania was always one of my favorite cartoon characters and aiming at a Giant Bird's eggs for a big omlet was fun. We didn't know where to head, so the five levels were an adventure. We picked up stars for invincibility, chicken for a bit of health and searched for as many extra lives as possible. The game was unfortunately short, but nonetheless a lot of fun.
If you like Taz-Mania, try other games: Taz In Escape From Mars.
2006-01-24 Taz-Mania - play as Taz and eat the Legendary Seagull's egg.