Texas Chainsaw Review Atari 2600
WARNING: The following review is not meant to be taken all too seriously. The game is bad and I am making valid points but some of the things said are there just for comedic effect. You have been warned.
Well I decided since I played a luke warm game for the last review the only place to go from there is down. So that is what I have done. I mean far down too, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre bad. Wooh, here we go. I have to warn you I may just rant, just a little bit.
So you play as the villian from the movies. Leather face. As leather face you are on a rampage to kill everyone that you see. So you are running through what appears to be a happy forest and when ever you see a woman you kill them. This leads me to my first little rant. Why women? Not one time do you ever kill a man. They are always girls in skirts and a pony tail. What is up with that?
If I am correct there are men that die in the movie as well? Not only is there men killed but also there are never that many people that die in the movie. If you are good at this game you massacre hundreds and hundreds until one of the people that you are trying to kill kicks you in the butt after having you chainsaw run out of gas.
Speaking of the chainsaw, is that what that thing is? You have a blue thing sticking out of your body that seems to be rotating. I mean I know that they had limited graphics back then but this is not even really trying is it? Not only that but you get more or less attacked by: "skulls" "wheel chairs" and "fences" I put these all in quotes because I can not even tell if that is what they are supposed to be. Not just that but like I said before you are outside and trying to kill all these women. That is not really what happens in the movie either. Well at least not for the whole entire time. Why did they choose to make this game more or less a side scrolling shooter without guns? The only good sprite is the classic Atari back grounds with a house and some trees. Other than that the graphics leave a lot to be desired. A nice way to say that it looks like someone threw poop on a fan.
The game also sounds like the same thing. You go up and kill them after they "scream". If you can even call it that. It is just a loud beep that sounds just awful on the ears. The chainsaw sounds just as bad, it just makes a growling noise that is horrlible. The sound is really one of the worst parts of the game, and that is saying something.
Well since it is a required thing for the review I guess I must refer to the addictivness of the game. By that I mean that it is not at all addictive. If it were not for the fact that I was writing a review for it I would not have played with it for more than one life. I do have to say that it is not as bad as it could have been for being a "shooter". The game has solid controls too bad that it is not a good game to back it up.
The game is really shallow too. The gameplay leaves a lot to be desired. I would have liked it a lot better if there was more than a few just randomly generated levels of things that come flying at you. Once you have played the "game" once you have played it everytime. Really not a great game or a game at all. There is not much to say about the depth or gameplay. I think I have said it all. Also does not help that the game is easy too. Makes it pretty sad that you play the game at all. I went for around 20 rounds the first time I played the game and then the second time I played for 50. THe whole time I hoped that I would run out of gas, too bad you get more for every 5,000 points and you get 1,000 points per tourist. It is a game that if you are even slightly skilled you will never loose.
This is really one of the worst games I have played. There is nothing good here. I would never play it again and honestly I am sad that I chose to play it for review in the first place. This game is just, gross. Weather or not the developers tried is not certain but if they did, I am sorry that they sucked so bad. This game gets a 1 out of 10. There is no reason to play it. Except for maybe a few laughs. All in all this game raises more questions then it answers. For that I hate it.
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Box Description: Put aside your childish pastimes; stop eating dots and chasing ghosts! A ripping revving chainsaw is at your command as you wear the leather mask of a madman! Your victims come face to face with a living nightmare as you wield the ultimate weapon - an unrelentless chainsaw! Let your most wicked fantasies go wild! Know the total pleasures of destruction as you pursue your victims with the razor sharp teeth of a hungry chainsaw! The story is true, the movie is chilling, the video game is horrifying!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Description: In this game, you are Leatherface. Some tourists have trespassed onto your land. They have been mostly eliminated but a few remain.
The object is to chase down the remaining tourists and kill them.
You chase the tourists with your chainsaw. When you get next to them, you press the fire button to rev up your saw and make cold-cuts out of them.
Try to avoid obstacles like hedges, fences, cow skulls and wheelchairs.
Try not to rev the chainsaw unnecessarily as you only have 3 tanks of fuel and when you're out of fuel, the game is over.
If you run into fences, cow skulls or wheelchairs, you will be delayed a moment. If you run into hedge, you will need to use the chainsaw to remove them. The chainsaw idles all the time so you don't want to be delayed.
You get 1000 points for each tourist killed. You get a new fuel tank every 5000 points. When you run out of fuel, a tourists comes up behind you and kicks you in the pants.