Cute games, eh? What can you
say about them, apart from
"Aawww!" (or possibly "Bleugh").
To be fair though, the simpering
niceness of the cuties has often
hidden a darn playable game
- and as if to prove the point, here
comes the grandaddy of them all.
As Bob or Bub (or both if there's a pal
handy) you're out to bash up the
slightly evil Baron von BIubba.
Your sweet little dinosaurs
(aawww!) have to blow bubbles
at the nasties, then boot them
around the screen until they pop and
disgorge score-boosting goodies.
Sprinkled around this (very) basic concept
are power-ups, oodles of hidden bonuses
and a stonking 100 levels of play. All this adds
up to a tasty barg, but (strangely enough) it
doesn't work very well in one-player mode.
The desire to get to the next level is
still there, but to be brutally honest,
it gets rather samey. With two
players though, it's a completely
different game (even though it's still
exactly the same, if you see what I
mean). The interplay between Bub and
Bob is a delight, ranging from planned
co-operation to open warfare. Luckily,
with extra lives and a continue option,
there's plenty of time to make up!
The small but detailed monochrome
graphics make the action easy on the
eyes, and in the best tradition of cute
games there are a whole load of surprises
to discover. Yup, if you haven't guessed
by now, this is Megagame material. On
your own you'll find it playable enough -
team up with another Spec-chum and it's
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