by Probe Software
There's a new game company out there and most of you might watch its television counterpart. Fox Interactive is the name, and here is one of their first games.
The Pagemaster is a game based on a movie about a little boy who is drawn into his books, literally. All of your favorite characters jump to life as you play this game where what you read is what you see. There are classics like Three Little Pigs and Humpty Dumpty. This side-scrolling action game gives you something fun to play and look at. There are lots of cute animations and well-drawn enemies. There are three worlds that are full of different levels to expfore. If you don't have any weapons, jump on your enemies to kill them. This can be tricky because if you don't jump on them just right, you will get hit. The best thing to do is to make sure you always have weapons.
Great animations and graphics make this one a good cart to try.
Some of the levels are extremely frustrating.
Your pants after the ghost scares the hell out of you.
MANUFACTURER - FOX INTERACTIVE
DIFFICULTY - MODERATE
THEME - ACTION
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
Throw the Booh At'Em
You play as Richard Tyler (who bears a striking resemblance to Macaulay Culkin), a timid, bespectacled guy who's forced to conquer his fears when he loses his way in an enormous, magical library.
Our bookworm hero must fight and puzzle his way through 68 levels of three huge worlds:
Confrontations with some of the most dastardly villains in literature, from the pirate Jean Lafitte to Frankenstein's monster, go a long way toward teaching Richard courage.
Swordsmanship, high-seas derring-do, and some high-wire beanstalk climbing are all part of the action.
You improve your odds by acquiring an arsenal of horrible eyeballs, green slime, a magic shield, and other fantastic weapons.
To exit the ghoulish repository of books, you must also find all the hidden library cards.
And that's a solid challenge, even for the well read.
- Avoid large eggs. They tend to hatch, you know.
- Just because you can't see a pirate doesn't mean that he's not hot on your trail. Pirates can tag you from just offscreen.
- Use the giant skull as a stepping-stone to out-of-reach books. They might open up and give you a ride.
Ever get lost in a good book?
Well, prepare to get really lost in a gargantuan library in The Pagemaster, from Fox Interactive, based on the upcoming magic-adventure movie.
Dive into some of the most fantastic stories of all time — from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to Gulliver's Travels — as you explore the library's secret passageways, avoid its lethal booby traps, and search for the exit back into the real world.
This Genesis Action/Adventure is a video game first — it's hitting the shelves as soon as the movie comes out, so you can play the game as soon as you see the awesome flick.
And this one-player title contains all the thrilling events that make the film a blast.