That is right, the cute
little game for the Odyssey II was an arcade game first. Well, I
never paid much attention to the game, played it once and wasn't
much impressed. Well, I decided to give the game another whirl
and found that first impressions were unjust. This is a fun
Your job is guide Momma
Turtle around the maze and save your baby turtles. There are
houses with question marks, scattered around the maze and you
have to go in and open them. Most of the time, a cute baby
turtle comes out and you have to take him to another house that
appears. But two of the houses per level contain bad guys that
will zap the poor momma. This is bad. But you do have a weapon!
This turtle is no pushover, no siree! She is packing heat in the
form of bombs. She can drop one of these bombs and when a baddie
hits it, he is stunned for a few moments. You ask why it doesn't
kill him? She is a mother turtle and all around nice creature.
She doesn't want to bring harm to no one, just save her babies.
Nice to see a nonviolent game.
Of course you have a limited number of
bombs, but there is a place in the middle of the screen, where
you can get more. Each time you run over this area, you get
three more bombs. So like the pepper in Burgertime, you can
stockpile it. A good strategy on earlier levels is to build up a
surplus. There is one small thing to remember about the bombs
and this is important. Once you drop a bomb, you cannot drop
another until it is detonated. Quite simply, if you drop a bomb,
it has to be run over, which will set it off, before you can
drop another. So use some strategy in where you lay them bombs
as it can be the difference of life and death.
Overall, it is a fun little game. While it
is a maze game, it does have enough to set it apart from the
Pacman clones. While the game won't keep you up late at night,
it is a nice diversion and you may find yourself playing it more
than you care to admit.
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
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