Let us make it a theme here. Here is another game that is
greatly enhanced with two player mode. For anyone who never
heard of this game (and from the very low sales of the machine,
less than a thousand, it is probably alot of people), it was
from the same people that gave us Tapper and Domino Man. Even
the characters have that same look to them. But unlike the
others that shine as single player games, this is really a two
In an attempt
to cover every job profession, this classic game put you in the
role of the lumberjack. It is your job to cut down all the trees
and turn lush forests into barren wastelands. OK, maybe I am
being melodramatic, but you really are supposed to cut down
every tree in sight. No selective cutting here, if it is a tree,
chop it down. You have a timer that counts down and a set number
of trees to lay waste to in the allotted time. When the whistle
blows, you better hurry as time is running out. It is quite
simple to chop the trees and then you can either watch them fall
or push them in the direction you want. Then as you reach your
allotted time, the foreman comes out and congratulates you. This
guy is a brute and will beat you up something fierce, and that
is if you do a good job. Fail at your task and boy does he get
mad! Think of him as Bobby Knight and you are the poor player
who just blew the game.
As I said, it is a decent one
player game, but gets tedious after awhile. But add a second
player and the game really takes off! Now you are in
competition! Whoever gets the most trees, wins the round! So you
want to hurry up. But the fun part is that you can be sneaky.
First, you can push your tree down onto your opponent or run
over and push that tree he just cut down onto him. This will
slow him up for a few seconds. You can also push trees so they
land in his path and he trips over them. Or run over and get the
last cut in that tree he is working on and get credit for it.
That is really sneaky.
There are little extras that add
to the game. There is a random bird that falls out of a freshly
cut tree and runs around like crazy. Grab him for bonus points.
I personally think the lumberjack kills him and he goes on the
menu the next day, but they never say what happens to him. There
is also a bear who throws a beehive at you. Avoid it as bees may
make tasty honey, but they will hurt you something awful. You
can swing the axe and get rid of the beehive with careful aim.
You cannot hurt the bear though. Trust me, I have tried with no
While this game will not get a
ton of play, it is a fun little game. Like Space Duel, the one
player mode is decent, but nothing special. The two player mode
on the other hand is a blast! It is a good way to turn friends
into enemies. Just kidding! It is good fun and while they may
get a little ticked at you when you drop a tree on their head
(can you blame them), they will most likely just do the same to
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
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