They’re creepy and kooky, but their game is simply mediocre. The Addams Family on the Genesis is a by-the-numbers platformer that does nothing new and doesn’t do the old stuff as good as a hundred other platformers of the era. It’s a shame that Flying Edge simply went with Ocean’s version instead of trying something new. Heck, an upgrade of Fester’s Quest would have been better.
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Today’s basketball releases incorporate the all-star game and events within their meaty option menus, and gamers have come to expect such treatment with each yearly installment. During the 16-bit era, however, such luxuries were not available, and gamers had to look for other ways to get their all-star groove on. Unfortunately, Flying Edge decided to remedy this and offer up a compilation of events in NBA All-Star Challenge. It sports a three-point shootout, free throw contest, and even a one-on-one competition. Hey, it even has Michael Jordan! So why then, is it so bad?
Acclaim sure did churn out the Simpsons games during the ’90s without remorse or shame. Some were simply horrible, but most were decidedly mediocre, a stigma the series never seemed capable of shaking on consoles. This was compounded by Konami’s release of the exceptional arcade game, with which it proved in one fell stroke that a good Simpsons game could indeed be made. Unfortunately, 16-bit console gamers were stuck with bland offerings like Bart’s Nightmare, a title that was neither ambitious or really enticing.
Before NBA Jam, Midway tested the waters with another two-on-two basketbrawl game called Arch Rivals. Regardless of arcade success, the formula didn’t translate well at all on the Genesis, and what we got was basically a shell of the coin-op. Even so, we’ve bravely set out onto the court for a hands-on, and we’ve come back with a full review, so read it before someone pulls our pants down!
Damn, is the Simpsons still on the air? The fact that we’ve reviewed games in the series that originated on the NES means that this series has some serious legs or that it’s time to give up the ghost. There were quite a few games released in the series, including Krusty’s Super Funhouse, an odd little puzzler that had the famous clown ridding his fun house of a rat infestation. The entire Simpsons gang is along for the ride, and the gameplay is actually quite fun.