Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropicsa game by Data East
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If you already like Joe and his buddy Mac, you'll like 'em even more after playing this long, colorful game.
Ever cheerful, and ever popular, Joe and Mac have appeared in several other incarnations, and this is as good as any. Their prehistoric world is filled with more enemies than ever, and the boys have some new weapons. Not only can they whack baddies with their clubs, jump on small enemies, and throw some weapons, they can spit seeds, bones, and fire when they eat the right items. As usual, a two-player mode offers simultaneous cave kicks. Plus, in Super 2P mode, players can bop each other. The controls are quick and effective throughout.
ProTip: Nail this Stegosaurus only when his mouth is open.
The graphics are what you expect from this prehistoric pair: big, cartoony sprites, Stone Age grouches, and colorful, multi-scrolling backgrounds. The large, stiff- moving monster bosses are right out of Jurassic Park, but they're easier to beat than the tough dinos in that game.
Joe has to jump up in his kave kart to collect goodies. Be quick, though, because obstacles lie ahead.
The music pulses with fast- paced, tropical rhythms that complement the action nicely. The sound effects have been diminished from the first J&M adventure, however. You'll wish there were more growls and roars from the menagerie of enemies.
There's not much to think about in this easy-going game. Just bop everything in sight, admire the scenery, and have fun. It's a blast in the past!