Another of the many games
that I completely forgot about. This game lasted at my local
arcade for less than a month, a testament that gamers had no
idea what a good game is. This little gem is another game that
would have been nothing but a footnote, if MAME wasn't around to
give it a second lease on life.
The game is pretty much what the
title would suggest, a mystical race. You are a little gremlin
like creature and you have to race a bunch of other ones to the
finish line. Very simple as there are two commands, move with
the joystick and jump with the fire button. That's it! But there
are a variety of obstacles to impede your progress from rocks
you can trip over to trees that throw apples at you and they all
add to the quirkiness of this little game.
While the static obstacles keep
the game fun, the best part are the devious little creatures you
are racing. These buggers will bump you into a hazard and slow
you down. Cheating is actually encouraged in this game, so make
sure to dish it back to them.
The race track is a series of
islands that you must get across. Being islands, there is water
between them and you have to swim it. As you can guess, swimming
will slow you down, so look for the shortest route to improve
your time. This adds a little strategy to the game and keeps
things interesting. There are also some shortcuts that can speed
the game up for you. In order to progress, you need to be ranked
in the top three, so you better hurry. If you don't make the top
three, the game is over and you have to start over.
Another example of the fun and
bizarre games that littered our arcades in the 80's. But like
many fun games, it was overlooked and soon forgotten to the
general public. But with MAME, you can enjoy the game once more
or experience it for the first time. It is a fun little game and
one that is worthy of some of your time!
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want
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