Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure
by Konami Co., Ltd
Tiny Toon Adventures was a fun game I've played on my Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in the beginning of the 90s. Konami, which I am still a fan of, did a great job with this installment. Controlling Buster Bunny was fun and defeating Montana Max and saving Babs Bunny kept me on my couch for hours long. I liked the variety of levels in the game: there was a volcano, an undersea level, a forest, a ship with pirates
They're Tiny, they're Toony, they're all the little Loonies. The cast of the popular Tiny Toon Adventures cartoon series is about to invade your TV in this new release for the Genesis, Tiny Toon Adventures — Buster's Hidden Treasure. Anybody who can hum the Tiny Toon's theme song will delight in this big, one-player game by Konami. The game is loaded with tricks and traps designed to keep you hopping.
Here's The Plan
You play as Buster Bunny in 33 stages through seven areas as diverse as the subterranean Caverns and Snow-covered Mountains. All the Tiny Toon's cast joins in the fun, including the money-grubbing Montana Max, who is pulling another hare-brained scheme that means triple trouble for Buster.
Monty has stolen Buster's treasure map and has kidnapped Babs, Fifi and Shirley the Loon. He's also enlisted the aid of the diabolical Dr. Gene Splicer, who's transformed some of the furry friends into indestructible monsters. Buster is hopping mad. Seven boss levels pit the happy-go-lucky hare against the likes of Dr. Splicer, Dizzy Devil, Plucky Duck, Calamity Coyote and Hamton.
Hip Hop, Buster-Style
Buster's special brand of hip hop includes a superjump that rockets him out of tight spots and up to those hard-to-reach places. Do this super maneuver by pressing the D-Button until Buster pushes against the wall. Hold down the jump button and Buster will spring up. Keep holding down the jump button until Buster's feet flatten against the wall, press jump again and he'll rocket out. Buster's Hidden Treasure is fast-paced fun on a scale so big that it has a password feature so you can keep your place in the game. As Buster would say, "It's time to party, Buster-style!"
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The Cartoony graphics fit right in to the gameplay. The characters are mostly all from the tv show, and you will recognize your favorites, like Calamity Coyote, Buster Bunny, and Roadrunner (a kiddie version). The backgrounds are great, and the game is very colorful. The variety of the stages, from the colorful forest scenery to the sandy deserts, is superb. The world map is very detailed and looks very good overall. The color and graphics really set the atmosphere, like in a dark cave, on a pirate ship, or in a piedmont area.
The sound is awesome! Most of it (if you watch Tiny Toons) you will recognize it, like the Tiny Toons theme song. The music (like the graphics) helps the atmosphere and doesn't get boring quickly. The first few stages play the classic Tiny Toon theme. When you fight bosses or after a boss fight the music is especially great then and never gets old. The music was partially from the cartoon, and partially made new. It works well with each stage, although sometimes it is repeated a lot, it is still good no matter how many times it is used. You don't tire of hearing it. Overall, great music worthy of a great game!
Despite how hard this game is, I think it is really fun. You have to play it for a while to get the hang of it. After you get the hang of it, though, it starts to get really neat. Some of the levels are real interesting, and you want to open each new one as you go along. This game always pulls you back to it for more.