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    Megadrive Magical Taruruuto-Kun

    Paltformers were a major staple of the Genesis gamer's diet during its run, and as often happens when something gets really popular, you can indeed have too much of a good thing. Case in point: Magical Taruruuto-Kun, a anime-based game that relied on its license and blatant cuteness more than its gameplay, and the result was a bland affair that was only magical at putting people to sleep. We've a full review, so grab some coffee and read on.
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    I still have yet to try this game. I always mix up the name with Magical Hat, which I PWN.

    Also, palate should be palette, you crazy English professor, you! Unless you are licking the game with your tongue.

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    I tried it once, but it tasted totally "meh."

    Fixed.

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    When I bought this game years ago, I thought it was very cute. I also thought it was rather easy. I think this game was programmed with the younger players in mind.

    I also have Doraemon for the MD, which was harder to come by. I have yet to finish that game, but the two games seem to share a similar style...

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    This game was developed by Game Freak, which later did Pulseman and, of course, is now busy doing Pokémon games.

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    Wow, what a gorgeous looker this game is.

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    Oh man, I can't believe you gave that game a 4! For shame. That game was badass when it came out (import) back in the day. Beautiful graphics, great game play, love the music. It deserves an 8 at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomaitheous View Post
    Oh man, I can't believe you gave that game a 4! For shame. That game was badass when it came out (import) back in the day. Beautiful graphics, great game play, love the music. It deserves an 8 at least.

    Different strokes for different folks, it'd seem.

    My buddy Bel loved this game. Got himself a nice little review of it here:

    http://www.whipassgaming.com/genesis...ltaluluto.html

    The Super Famicom version I found to be OK. Typical cute middling SNES platforming fare.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRV
    This game was developed by Game Freak, which later did Pulseman and, of course, is now busy doing Pokémon games.
    I checked their site, and yes indeed it is. I'll fix that.

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    I thought the game was pretty good. Heck, even my young nephew who's six years old loves the hell out this game (as well as Sonic 1-3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    My buddy Bel loved this game. Got himself a nice little review of it here:

    http://www.whipassgaming.com/genesis...ltaluluto.html


    Gotta love the graphics.


    Quote Originally Posted by whipassgaming.com
    Magical *what*!?:
    Depending on where you see it, this game has about five to ten different names it goes by. Here's a quick rundown of what I've seen: Magical Troll Adventure, Magical Taluluto Adventure, Magical Guy, Magical Talurut, Magical Tarot, Majikaru Taluluto-kun, Magical Taruruuto kun, Magical Poo-Poo Head, Magical Panda-headed Flapjack Slapper, etc...
    So true. I remember that back in 1995 or 1996 I ordered it second-hand and received Magical Hat instead. Now Magical Hat is a damn great game, but I actually really wanted Magical "Troll" - Taruruuto-Kun.


    Quote Originally Posted by CRV View Post
    This game was developed by Game Freak, which later did Pulseman and, of course, is now busy doing Pokémon games.
    Game Freak are an interesting company with a great back catalogue. It's interesting to know that they also made this game (and Jerry Boy!).
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Unless i'm going completely insane, isn't this Decap Attack?




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    No, you're thinking of Magical Hat.

    However, being that you're the propagator of all this Raul Julia madness, I shall take this opportunity to agree that you are going completely insane, and therefore, have arranged for the men in white coats to be dispatched shortly.

    (Back on topic: thought the review was unnecessarily harsh on this game, which I enjoyed )

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    It's not a bad game per se, just one that does absolutely nothing to set it apart from the others. It's as generic as they come. I would have given it a 5, but the "do over" gameplay and the floaty jumping cost it a point.

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    I like decap attack. Is magic hat exactly like it with different graphics or are the level layouts spiced a little differently?

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