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6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 10:57 am
by VideoGameCritic
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6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 11:32 am
by Chris Marsh

Thank you critic for giving a poor game the grade it rightfully deserves. Heavy Nova is awful and is only better than Dark Castle. Dark Castle has worse graphics, sound, and has the most broken contols for a Genesis game ever.  It comes as no suprise that Heavy Nova's follow-up is Black Hole Assault for Sega CD, which is all fighting and no platforming. It is also the second worst game for Sega CD only over Marky Mark Make My Video. Aero the Acrobat came out around the same time as Bubsy. It sounds like it is the best of the Sonic knock-offs, which doesn't say much.


6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 12:50 pm
by Zen444
Aero still gets no love. :' (

6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 1:30 pm
by Michael D

Heavy Nova's the worst Genesis game of all time, eh?  Does that mean that there's actually a Genesis game in existence that's worse than Batman Forever?


6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 1:51 pm
by chrisbid1
you should have a genesis mascot tournament, ala the NCAA basketball tournament. im sure you could dig up 32 or even 64 game mascots that all tried to be like sonic in one way or another.

6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 1:59 pm
by Alienblue
I never played AERO or HEAVY NOVA-I'll take your word on HN but find it hard to believe ANY platform game is as bad as Bubsy...
Kid Chameleon I bought "back when"and I had some fun with it but I was not as enthused at the time as you seem to be, Critic. My points:
* GENERIC! Too bland. Just a kid in shades. I can't even remember the music or sound like I can ALEX KIDD and MEGAMAN.
*Stages were too loose. No sense of Continuity. No really huge bosses that gave you feelings of accomplishment.
* BLAND graphics. Ugly to look at. Too much brown and gray.
I wish they had utilized the helmets more too. I liked the tank but it wasn't used enough. It would be cool if you could change into a HUGE charcter (genny can do it-look at Last Battle) or flying ship or submarine. Overall-it's ok, but I'd say C-, best.
If it was the only platform game I had, eh, I'd play it-
but under protest!

6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 4:10 pm
by bluemonkey1

I am relieved to see my Heavy Nova cartridge wasn't damaged.  A fried gave it to me.  You know one of those messed up looking carts that you hate to shove in your machine because you fear it will damage the connections.  Anyway I couldn't believe a game could be that bad.  It is unplayable.  And as for those boss battles.  Spot on with the review.


6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 6:53 pm
by Zenzerotron
I agree with Alienblue, KC is boring, bland and gets tedious.

I consider the fact that KC is a very long game and doesn't have a password or battery-save to be an important flaw.

I'm not asking the VGC to change his grade, but I think it's very important that he add a sentence or two warning readers that the game takes a very long time to beat and you have to do it in one sitting, because of the lack of any progress saving.


6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 8:34 pm
by VideoGameCritic
[QUOTE=Zenzerotron]I agree with Alienblue, KC is boring, bland and gets tedious.

I consider the fact that KC is a very long game and doesn't have a password or battery-save to be an important flaw.

I'm not asking the VGC to change his grade, but I think it's very important that he add a sentence or two warning readers that the game takes a very long time to beat and you have to do it in one sitting, because of the lack of any progress saving.

[/QUOTE]

That's fair.  I'll probably go back and do that.

6/4/2006: Genesis: Aero the Acrobat, Heavy Nova, Kid Chameleon

Posted: June 4th, 2006, 9:14 pm
by chrisbid1
mario 3 on the NES is the same way