Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Review by: JOKER3852Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Revenge
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde... A game that is not very popular and for good reason. The game is well known for it's Internet review by none other than James Rolfe, a.k.a. The Angry Video Game Nerd. From the way he reviewed it with acting it out and putting on a show, it made some gamers interested in playing the game. That's what happened to me.
Story: The story is you're Jekyll, who is on his way to his wedding, and that's pretty much it. Not really anything huge, it's just Jekyll going to his wedding. There are towns people, a kid with a slingshot, bugs, birds drooping poop, dogs, cats, guys with bombs, and a peeing fountain.
Game-play: It's a side-scrolling game where you have to go from point A to point B. You have a Life Meter, if it runs out, you turn into Hyde. But first, let me talk about game-play as Jekyll. When you're Jekyll, the only weapon you have is his cane. The cane doesn't do anything and is a pretty useless accessory unless you want to kill bees with it. The enemies you face in the game as Jekyll are the enemies listed above in the story section. Of course, this is part of what makes the game so tough. Since you have no means of defense, you're almost constantly taking hits. The kid with the slingshot is actually in love with Jekyll's fiancée and is trying to stop the wedding by stopping Jekyll from getting there. Once you die as Jekyll, you turn into Hyde, and this is where it actually starts feeling like a game. When you're Hyde, you have a weapon that the game calls the Psycho Wave that moves in a random pattern that kind of destroys your enemies, which are skeletons, demons, and floating heads. Hyde is moving to left this time as Jekyll was moving to the right. When you're Hyde you have to relieve your Rage Meter in order to advance in the game and transform back into Jekyll. If you die as Hyde, the game is over. If you get struck by lightning, the game is over. The reason for the lightning strike is that you reached the same point in the game where you died as Jekyll. Pretty much the stage you're playing on as Hyde is reversed and you're going back. Best to relieve your Rage Meter and continue as Jekyll. It's not the worst game-play, but it doesn't really keep you interested long enough to reach the end of the game. It's very bland and the only time you have fun with it, is when you're Hyde, but the game doesn't want you to be Hyde. (Or is it called the Stress Meter?)
Graphics: There's nothing really special about the graphics in this game. It's your typical standard NES graphics, yet it seems... more blurry. But other than that, I do not have anything bad to say about the graphics.
Sound: If you listen to the sound, it's not a very good example of 8-bit music. The title music is an exact copy of the Guru's theme from Rygar. But it is somewhat nice to hear. When you get to the sound effects, they are really bad. Especially the sounds when you get hit or when there is something falling from the sky.
Difficulty: One thing that stands out about this game is it's really high difficulty. There is no option to adjust your difficulty level and you go in there wondering why you're not advancing. This is somewhat good for those that like a challenge, but for me personally, I like to have some options when playing a game. Also, the game may be challenging, but it's not addictive. It's not the type of game that makes you want to play more.
So in final conclusion, I give would give this game a 2/10. There are some good things, but they're barely noticeable and they're not enough to make this a good game.