Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York Review by: kramer4077Home Alone 2 for NES
Thanks for reading my review of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for Nintendo! --kramer4077
Overall: 8/10--First off, let me say that the first Home Alone game for Nintendo is actually one of my favorite video games of all time. In that version you run around as Kevin trying to escape Harry and Marv in the house for 20 minutes. The robbers chase you and you have to lay down traps that they fall into so you can run away and hide. Despite lots of people not liking it that version, that game has lots of excellent qualities that I enjoy. This version is very different from the first Home Alone for Nintendo. If you didn't enjoy the first Home Alone, you might prefer this version. In Home Alone 2: Lost in New York you play as Kevin but this time you are in various places in New York City. You begin your journey in a hotel and there are many cut-scenes explaining the story. Basically Harry and Marv, the robbers, are trying to find Kevin in New York City. You, as Kevin, have to run all over this hotel trying to escape. Then you end up in Central Park. Along the way you can pick up a stun gun and shoot people and slide into things with your knees to destroy them, so the whole concept is different than Home Alone, where you lay down traps for the robbers to fall in to.
Graphics: 7/10--Not really the best graphics for a Nintendo game. At times the color schemes make it difficult to see objects that you need to jump and get. However, that may be the way the developer intended it to be for more of a challenge. There are lots of nice colors, but things aren't as detailed as I've seen in other Nintendo games.
Sound: 8/10--Lots of entertaining sound effects and music going on in this Home Alone game. Very decent for a Nintendo game.
Addictiveness: 6/10--This game can get a little frustrating, especially when you lose your lives and have to begin again at the start of a floor or level. The replay value is so-so. You may feel that you want to beat this game, or you may want to just quit it and play something else. I remember beating it as a child, so therefore I didn't play it very much after that.
Story: 8/10--Kevin is at a hotel in New York City and he is trying to escape all the people in the hotel who are after him. The storyline has cut-scenes to keep things interesting. If you've seen the Home Alone 2 movie it's pretty similar to that.
Depth: 8/10--There's not much else to do except figure out where the game wants to you escape to next. It is very fun to get on the elevator and see where it's going to take you.
Difficulty: 8/10--This game can be very difficult, especially the first time you play it. It's not overly difficult, but you do need to get the hang of sliding into objects to destroy them. You need to slide into luggage and things like that. Don't let the people catch you or you need to start that floor or level over again. Again, I beat this game as a child, so it's one that you can beat if you put some time into remembering the order of the game and which obstacles are ahead of you.
Overall, if you like the Home Alone movies, give this one a try. It's pretty entertaining and you get to shot crazy flying ladies with a stun gun!