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Some of the most innovative technological advances have come from Japan, like VCRs, video games, and high-definition TVs. Then again, we also got rubber-suit monster movies from Japan. Now Takara blends the technological with the terrible in King of the Monsters 2, unfortunately, it leans more toward the latter.
ProTip: Throwing objects at bosses does more damage than wrestling with them.
Street Crater II
Once again, Takara takes three rubber-suited Japanese alien/heroes and makes them into gigantic brawling bad boys. This sequel to the 1992 SNES game just doesn't have enough punch to keep it going.
You can fight against the computer, against a friend, or join forces with another player against the computer. You battle past cities, in airports, and even underwater in search of the end-level bosses. You choose from three characters, and you have a range of standard punches and kicks. Your character can also perform special moves that include projectile attacks and throws.
Grappling with the bosses is the easiest way to take them down. Use your Super moves when grappling.
Hard 'n' Heavy
The graphics fall short of Kingly. The cartoonish enemies are poorly thought out, and the end-level bosses just look silly. The colors used are vivid, but the background details are small and unimpressive.
The sound and music are monstrous but bearable. You'll definitely need some other form of audio fix. Then again, the sound effects in Japanese monster movies never win any awards either.
Charge up for Super moves when you're between battles, or you'll get hit constantly.
The real problem with this game is the control. Super moves are useless unless you charge up first, but you're vulnerable while charging. When you grapple with an enemy, you must constantly tap left and right on the control pad and push a button to perform a move. You also have to approach enemies at an angle, or you're vulnerable to projectile attacks.
- Make sure to register some hits on your enemy when they're on the ground. It takes them a while to get up.
- Remember, you can swim in the underwater stages. Use this ability to your advantage when Sack Eyes is chasing you.
As for challenge, you'll find yourself beating most of the monsters and bosses with no problem. The trick to staying alive is using your monstrous noggin and avoiding all the peripheral dangers of the game, such as exploding bombs or killer jets.
If you liked the first KOM, then this game is more of the same, and you won't be disappointed. But if you want more options, more fighters, and more moves, you'd move to another King-dom.
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