The Incredible Hulk
I know that at first glance The Incredible Hulk game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive might make your roll your eyes. However, this is a damn fine action platformer and one that I would actually go as far as to say is really underrated. The Hulk is quite a hard character to get right, but this game manages it quite well.
Hulk Smashes The Leader
As a platformer action game from 1994, you have probably lowered your expectations for the story of this game. It may surprise you to know that this game is pretty awesome from a story point of view. The Leader is the main villain and he is up to no good and our buddy The Hulk is going to put him in his place.
What is really neat about The Incredible Hulk is that this game has three different endings, four if you count the one where you do not continue the game. You get a different ending for each of the difficulty levels so the game gives you a reason to beat it on them all.
Green With Envy
I feel that The Incredible Hulk is a game that holds up pretty well in the looks department. It looks like the animated show from the 90s along with many comic book influences. The animation is fantastic, especially for The Hulk who jumps and smashes just as you would expect him to. There is a nice variety to the levels and background details are pretty awesome.
The enemy designs can be pretty repetitive, but to be fair show me a platformer or beat-em-up from this period of time that was not! There are many other famous characters in the game such as Abomination and Rhino who you will have to fight in boss battles. The soundtrack fits the game perfectly and fits in great with the action.
Smashing Them In!
The gameplay is far better than many people realize. It is not just a mindless smash everything in sight… ok, so that is part of the game. But the many different levels are all quite large and have a nice variety to their design. Exploration is encouraged and the levels are far more challenging than you would think. The collision detection can occasionally be a tad off, but for the most part, the game is a lot of fun to play.
One aspect of The Incredible Hulk game that never gets talked about is the fact you can play as Bruce Banner. This is a weird way is a “power-up” that you can use at certain points in the game. You get the icon and you can turn into Banner. Why the heck would you want to play as Bruce Banner? Well, he can get into areas that the Hulk cannot and he can also use a gun. It is a nice change of pace, but when you take a hit, you turn back into The Hulk. It is a very interesting gameplay
I know that some people feel that licensed games of this era had the tendency to be not very good. Well, The Incredible Hulk is not one of those games, actually this is a really fun game and one of the best superhero games of the 16-bit era. The game looks fantastic, it is a lot of fun to play and it has multiple endings so it has a lot of replay value too!
- The game looks great
- The animation of The Hulk is really well done
- Playing as Bruce Banner is more interesting than you would think
- You have multiple endings to obtain
- Boss battles against some awesome Marvel villains
- Some might be shocked at how difficult the game is
- On some occasions, your hits feel like they go through an enemy
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode