|The Adventures of Dr. Franken|
| In this rather run-of-the-mill SNES platformer,
Frankenstein and his monster are not only the same damn thing, but they've
been bastardized into what was no-doubt marketed as the next cool break-out
videogame star: the sandal-wearing abomination of science, "Dr. Franken".
Supposedly, Franken is on a mission to collect the body parts of his monster
girlfriend, of which there are four scattered pieces per stage. Collecting
all four unlocks the next level, and you'll travel all around the world before finally returning to the first stage, doing the exact same thing, and ending the game.
There are NO boss battles whatsoever, and the only challenge comes from the superfluous control system: no matter which direction you're facing, one button makes you kick to the right and the other button kicks to the left. They actually make you press a different button depending on what side the enemy is attacking from. I know they probably thought it was creative and that people would eventually get used to it, but all it did was piss me off and make me scour the internet for an invincibility code. I wound up playing the entire game without actually attacking anything unless it, too, was pissing me off.
At least there are plenty of fairly interesting-looking enemies. JUST enough to warrant the existence of this page.
|Enemies (info on mouseover)|
|Because they are puny and stupid, and because I have nothing else interesting to say or do here, all non-ninja human enemies have been segregated from the monsters.|
|These others trees are a harmless part of the background, but I just had to show them. They don't do anything, except that their eyes move back and forth (or up and down) and the tips of their twigs wiggle a little..|
|Upon completing every stage (and a second run through the first), you are treated to this single, brief scene before the credits roll. I can't even fathom how confusing this must be if you aren't already familiar with the storyline. I'm just disappointed that his girlfriend wasn't patterned after the Bride of Frankenstein. She doesn't even look undead!|
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