by Software Creations Ltd.
I enjoy the Tick's comics, and the TV show's not all that bad. The game doesn't capture the Tick's comical character at all. The control is very limited with only a few moves. The same five enemies keep appearing until about halfway through the game. Even the subplots are uneventful. The audio is best left turned down. The Tick's graphics are dark, too. I was hoping this cart would do justice to a great comic.
Yikes! What you are looking at is the result of a good license being programmed by the wrong team. Although I've never read any of the comics, I have to believe my colleagues when they say this game doesn't do it justice. The sounds are ear-piercing beeps and squeaks, and our hero just doesn't have enough moves and techniques to make the game any fun. Sorry guys, but this one needs help.
I'm sorry, but what a boring game! That about sums it up for me about The Tick. The main reason I didn't find this game too exciting is that some of the levels are so unnecessarily long, that I just wanted to switch my Genesis off. I literally was starting to fall asleep. Also, the game isn't that hard, but there are times when you get plenty of cheap hits from stars or spears that get thrown from offscreen. Ugh! Not for me.
At first, I hadn't even heard of the Tick but I really enjoyed the big goofy guy on TV and the comics. The game is another story. Not only does it not retain the humor value of the show but the colors and backgrounds look drab. To further the fact, the backgrounds and enemies seem too monotonous. In addition, the Tick needs a few new moves and more attitude during the game to keep his appeal.
Get ready to put your blue skin-tight tights on. Ninjas need beating-up, bosses need clobbering! This game is not so much a platform game as it is a fighting game (think Streets of Rage). You run around the levels avoiding sharp flying objects and fighting any enemies that get in your way, including the numerous bosses. If you’re in a tight spot you can call Arthur to help defeat any enemies’ that are on-screen. The game is presented in a normal 2D platformer view when you're just jumping from building to building, but changes to a semi-isometric view when you start fighting. You'll probably like it if you like Streets of Rage.
As The Tick, you fumble and fight your clumsy way through 44 levels (set up as 16 chapters of a story) of Ninja mayhem in this side-scrolling platform punch-and-kick fest. Along with beating up Ninjas, you will also face enemy bosses, clowns and an assortment of villains Dick Tracy would envy, with names like Shirtless, Chairface Chippendale, Deadly Nose, Eyebrows Mulligan and The Forehead.
Along the way, you1l receive help from your sidekick Arthur, the Ninja-hating moth, and an assortment super pals such as Paul the Samurai, and honorable warrior from Japan, Oedipus, the heroic hostage, and the American Maid, a fancily dressed superheroine
A lot of comedic sprites are put in, for the quick laugh or two. Jump over a building like a ballerina, or wobble over a telephone wire. They do a good job of leaving the essence of the television series with the game. It brings back great memories. The sound, carries a lot of the original music from the show. There is not that many different sound effects or background music. But you hardly notice due to you’ll be so much into the game to care.
2006-01-24 The Tick is based on is a funny, refreshing, irreverent, silly and likable parody of the mainstream super hero comics.