PRICE = $5.00
PLAYERS = 1
‘A teenager’s dream vacation on a tranquil south sea island… A shotting star!? … It’s an omen of disaster! Mike’s archaeologist uncle has been kidnapped. Mike alone can rescue him. Thus begins the test of island courage.
Happy villagers eagerly assist, but endless enemies threaten every step. Mike’s search leads him through the lush wilderness of the StarTropics. As he travels on foot, or by submarine through this sunny land of dark secrets and deadly peril, Mike is a tireless fighter.
Using common sense, an island yo-yo, magic potions, and mysterious new weapons and skills, Mike must defend himself. Restore his strength with coconut milk, help him defeat strange creatures, sea monster and hidden attackers.
Join Mike in his adventure. Journey the StarTropics.
Modern-day adventure in an Island Paradise! ‘
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S EXPLANATION/BOX ART? (7/10)
The cover of this game leaves a lot to the imagination. It’s an excellent vacation resort shot, but it does make you think about what you are in store for. But, It doesn’t really give you any idea of what you are going to be playing at all.
The explanation of the game opens up everything you are hoping for in a game. An interesting sounding adventure plot line with one of my favorite weapons, a yo-yo.
HOW IS THE GAME PLAY? (10/10)
This game plays to perfection. It’s a little strange when you first start. It has the Dragon Warrior/Final Fantasy style top down view when you are searching the island and towns. Yet, when you arrive into an actual dungeon it takes a quick switch to a pseudo zelda style play.
Your character Mike changes from the chibi version RPG character to a full blown character. The play field is sorta new and different for a nintendo title. There is a lot of random block jumping that occasionally open up new areas. Finding some of those really was the only pain of the game. But, i found no actual flaw in the game play.
(Game Note : If you didn’t buy this complete you will reach a point where the robot will tell you to get the letter wet. In the original box, there was a note that came with the game. Once submerged in water you would get a code that you had to type into the game. A really cool concept but, unfortunately you probably didn’t get it complete, so just jump onto GameFaqs.com and get that code.)
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S GENRE? (10/10)
StarTropics kind of made it’s own style action platformer. I can’t really think of any game on the nintendo that plays anything like it other than the few quirks of the overmap RPG style searching. The in game battle style is sorta like Zelda but not really at all. It’s funny how jumping can add such a change to top down adventure game.
THE ‘GAME OVER’ ALL? (90%)
I really enjoyed playing through this game. It was a large change to the same old platformer that most of all the nintendo games are. Start at left go to the right until the boss fight. This game doesn’t have anything in that range. The designers took the best of the best out of the top ranked games and made their own baby.
I highly recommend this game.
arbitrary credit for gore and nudity = .05%
(For island babes in bikinis)
-Felix “the Brett” Prescott