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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Package Art
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Rising from my insipid cess pool of licensed games is a video game interpretation -- eighties style--of Robert Zemeckisís second breakthrough film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However, I kind of wish that it had stayed there, as this video game is not nearly as original or entertaining as the movie off which it is based.

visuals

From what I can see, the brown blur that you move about is the physical, eight-bit manifestation of detective Eddie Valiant. Sorry LJN, but Bob Hoskins he is not. Furthermore, while moving him around, I could not help but become lost--considering every building was the same--surrounded by a square-shaped perimeter of streets that all appeared exactly like one another as well. At least the cats looked like typical killer kittens of the generation.

audio

I didnít hear much, but if I did, I certainly donít remember. Thatís the trouble, you see. To the best of my recollection, LJN attempts to recreate a spy theme by going di, di-di-di, di-di-di, di-di-dum. This starts within the first area and continues playing the whole game. The other levels and areas arenít much better; however, the game does have some awfully nice sound effects, such as that of the controller and my head impacting with the wall.

gameplay

Who framed Roger Rabbit? Well, thatís for you to find out. A better question is, who played Roger Rabbit? Not too many, it would seem, and for good reason. The whole game is really just a useless sightseeing trip, in which you must go around to different buildings (if you can manage to navigate them), picking up ďcluesĒ that are supposed to help you in your quest to find the villainous perpetrator behind these nefarious acts. Suffice to say, this doesnít transition too well to the small screen. Furthermore, any particular investigatory talent--on par with that of Sherlock Homes --would not serve to make the game any easier. Sadly, that's the bottom line.

multiplayer

N/A

overall

The NES has been widely lauded for its classics, as well as its classic clunkers; obscure titles like Roger Rabbit that seem to lack any real meaning, void of rhyme or reason. Though there is much I have yet to absorb, especially on the NES, I can unabashedly say that Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the worst game I have ever played.

final score 0.7/10





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