How good is Gargoyles? It's one of the best games for the Genesis, right next to Earthworm Jim 2. This action game will leave your heart pounding, your blood racing, and your thumbs burning!
Sympathy for The Devils
It starts in medieval Scotland, where an ancient race of Gargoyles is fighting a rogue band of Vikings, who unjustly possess the mystical Eye of Odin. Goliath, the Gargoyle leader, is transported to modern-day Manhattan, where he continues to search for the talisman as he fights an evil race of robots.
Goliath can swing, fly (for a very short time), and fight. During combat, he punches, bites, throws, and rips the face of his opponents. Not bad for a guy made 'of stone. Coliath uses his powers against Vikings, archers, Raptor-bots, and more as he flits through the game's 18 extensive levels.
With all these moves to master, controlling Goliath can be rough. You must accurately swing and jump from precarious ledges while fending off enemies tougher than New York gangsters.
Love Me Like a Rock
The graphics are some of the best ever for the Genesis. Dark and dreary, the stages all fit the shadowy Gargoyles, who turn to stone should they ever see daylight. Enemies sport great detail, right down to mini-arrows, and Goliath is an impressive sight with flapping wings and beastly claws.
ProTip: To take down tough enemies in one shot, try the throw (Button A).
Ominous sounds complement the dark game, from the leathery flapping of Goliath's wings to the death moan of the female Vikings. The music definitely needs a tune-up, though. Medieval musicians ain't got no rhythm.
Statue of Limitations
The game gets harder with each level, so gamers expecting an easy go of it because Of the'Disney tie-in should think again. It's easier to sneak into Disneyland than it is to finish this game. But all in all, Gargoyles gives you the kind of rewarding gameplay and gorgeous scenery associated with award-winning games like Vectorman and EWJ 2. Gargoyles rocks!
- At lava vents, you can ride the current or pull the suspended chain to get past them.
- To kill this thunderhead, stay on the bottom and jump while slashing. Stick to a pattern and don't move.
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