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by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Have you ever had that feeling when you see a game
and think "wow! that looks really cool!", and then you
spend a few minutes playing it and find out that it's
far too difficult to play. It drives me nuts when that
happens. It happened when I first played
and it also happened when I played this game...
Kinetik by Firebird is a
multi-screen platform game that has some lovely hires
graphics, but unfortunately the positives stop there. As
well as having very minimal in-game sound, the game is far too
difficult and so it makes it easy to just give up.
Fortunately, this game does become playable with
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan only used save states to get through this one!!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
You land your craft in the hand of some big Buddha like
statue and get an ending message saying: 'YES, THIS
IS THE SOLUTION! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU FROM JASDAN
- Brendan: Really
took me a while this game, think of Wizball controls,
but they never get better! Toughie, but enjoyable.
The trainer version crashes a few screens in, so had a
go with just my save states handy.
The object is to collect 3 letters, P, A and X - what I
didn't know is that you have to collect them in a
certain order. Very annoying. What makes it worse is
that some of the bad guys take your letters! Grrrr
Anyway, considering how rock hard this game, the ending
is a cop out. 1.5/10.
- Andy Vaisey:
Yes, I'm having that feeling at the moment... I'm trying
to play Contra:Hard Corps on the Megadrive. Difficult
isn't the word!
However, at least Contra is a very good looking and
playable game, unlike this piece of hires rubbish from
Firebird. I would certainly have been disappointed to
see that ending had I played it to completion. Which I
didn't. So that's ok...
- Andrew Fisher:
The word Kinetik makes it sound dynamic and exciting. A
few minutes play proves otherwise, and the ending lacks
any sort of movement.
- Gaz Spence: I
actually like the hi-res graphics and, of course, the
great music but the game is way too difficult. The
ending doesn't deserve comment.
blooming hard! (oo-er, missus).
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