Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure
I am going to start by stating that Tiny Toon Adventures Busters Hidden Treasure is one of the best platform games on the Sega Genesis! When most people talk about Tiny Toon games, the SNES one made by Konami gets all the attention. However, I feel that Sega got a game that is just as good. If you like platform games, you are in for an absolute treat with this one here.
Give Me Back That Map Max!
The story of the game is fun and like something you would have seen on the TV shows. At the start of Tiny Toon Adventures Busters Hidden Treasure, Buster finds a map, but it gets stolen by Montana Max. Max has that dastardly, Dr. Gene Splicer brainwash Buster’s friends to help him get the treasure!
Like A Cartoon
I will admit that side by side, the visuals of this game are not quite as good as what the Tiny Toon game on the SNES offered. However, this is still a fantastic looking game. They have captured the look and feel of the show incredibly well. All of the characters are here and as well as looking great the characters all have these little animations that really do bring them to life.
The level design is also amazing. There are eight stages in the game and each one has its own theme and style. Ranging from lava to ice! A great deal of imagination went into this game and many of the areas feel like they could have been ripped right out of the show. As well as the looks, Tiny Toon Adventures Busters Hidden Treasure has an awesome soundtrack that fits the wacky action very well.
Three Buttons, One Magic Control Scheme
This is a great looking and sounding game. However, it is also one of the best platformers around! You have a jump, slide, and a help button and that is it. The controls are damn near perfect and the game plays like a hybrid of Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World! The reason I say this is because Buster can pick up some real speed like Sonic. Yet the levels are full of secrets so you are encouraged to go and explore as you would in a Mario game. While you may think that this is just a kid’s game and it will be very easy. The fact of the matter is this is quite a challenging game. It is not just the fact it is challenging that I like, it is a fair challenge. Each level has multiple stages and a boss battle and some of the bosses will take more than a few tries to beat.
I thought that Tiny Toon Adventures Busters Hidden Treasure was a great game when it was first released and I still feel that way now. It is just a joy to play. It is a game that is going to challenge your platforming skills, but you will be having a great time all the while you play it. I do feel that if I had to pick between this and Buster Busts Loose on the SNES, the SNES game would get my pick. That though does not mean this is a bad game, far from it. If I had to do a top 20 platform games of the 16-bit era, this game would be on it and perhaps even in the top 10!
- It captures the wackiness of the show very well
- All of the characters have lots of animation
- It is like a mix of Sonic and Mario
- The soundtrack is from the show
- The game is one of the best Genesis platformers
- It is not quite as good as the SNES Tiny Toons game
- Sometimes Buster can run a tad too fast!
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode