|Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Review by: Dragoon26
Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers!
Sometimes, some crimes, go slipping through the cracks... like you not having played this game.
Back in the Golden Age of the late 80's and early 90's, two great things were taking place at once. One was Capcom, the other was "Disney Afternoon" cartoons.
Capcom had a massive hit with Megaman. They also had other great games during their NES careers. Yo-Noid, Little Nemo the Dream Master and Bionic Commando being amongst my favorites.
Disney Afternoon was a 2 hour, 4 show block of awesome. Shows came and went and your favorite line up most likely depends on your age, but mine was Duck Tales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin then Darkwing Duck.
These two teamed up to make all 4 of these games (plus others) and the rest as they say, is history.
This review will focus on Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers or as my review will call it... CDRR.
Story - You start off the game trying to find your neighbor Mindy's lost pet. Gadget goes off ahead to look for clues and is captured by Fat Cat, who of course set up the whole thing. So your real goal through out the 11 levels is to rescue Gadget and eventually stop Fat Cat.
Gameplay - Chip and Dale can work alone, or together at once (Way more fun with 2 people). You attack by throwing anything you can pick up; Apples, boxes, concrete blocks? You can also defend by hiding in boxes you hold. The whole game you will be picking something up and throwing it at something, but it works.
Depth - The two player aspect is the main depth in CDRR, not much besides that. You don't have to play every level to get to Fat Cat's Casino, but you can choose to play every level if you wanted to. A bonus game is after the levels but it lasts roughly 5 seconds. It's your classic NES game.
Graphics - You can tell who the characters and bosses are with no problems. The enemies look pretty decent and although some boards may feel similar, none are the same. The game also has cut scenes to help it out here but overall just average.
Sound - Capcom always had catchy 8-Bit tunes. This one isn't lacking in quality either.... just quantity. You have your CDRR Theme at the beginning and end. Then a few songs for the levels that jump back and forth. Fat Cat's Casino has its own music and the song is sweet. It's like a reward for making it to the end! Lack of variety knocks the overall score down slightly.
Addictiveness - Very. Especially if you have 2 players. It's a fast paced game with lots of things to collect while trying to find life and extra guys. It is a rather short game, I probably beat it once or twice a year.
Difficulty - Once you get the hang out it, the game doesn't seem that difficult. However, two spots near the end of the game will challenge even veteran gamers. For that it gets a bump up.
Graphics 7 Sound 8 Addictive 9 Depth 5 Story 7 Difficulty 8
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Box Description: Chip and Dale, those pint-sized but courageous Disney detectives, have received another desperate call for help: The evil Fat Cat has kidnapped Gadget... his sinister goal - to take over the city!! Join the Rescue Rangers on their exciting search through the darkest depths of slimy sewers to the electrifying heights of live telephone wires! Play alone or with a friend to locate Fat Cat's headquarters and thwart his diabolical scheme! Fat Cat's Bad Guys: Can you escape them or do you stand and fight? Deadly Attacking Killer Bees: Can you out run them or do you let them bite? Rabid Robot Rats and Mechanical Dogs: Are you saved from their savage jaws or do you bite them back?
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Description: The rescue rangers are tiny heroes. Consisting of two chipmunks, two mice and a fly... these heroes may be small but there's no case too big for them to take on. This game starts out simply enough, with a mission to rescue a small kitten, but soon escalates into a wider plot that pits the rescue rangers against their arch-nemesis, the feline kingpin, Fat Cat.