"Marko, with the aid of his magical football, must defeat Colonel Brown and his army of sewer-dwelling sludge monsters that are causing people to mutate into dangerous creatures."
Marko's Magic Footballa game by Sega
Nothing's worse than Colonel Brown's sludge! He's spread it throughout North Sterling- ton's sewers, causing animals to mutate into the most hideous creatures. In this unique scroller, you must stop these sludge monsters before the nasty Colonel takes over the town.
ProTip: Near the end of the first stage, use your ball to spring above the rope for a heart and a burger!
He's a Sludge Hammer
Luckily, Marko and his football -- well, soccer ball to us here in the colonies -- come to the town's rescue. The sludge has given Marko's ball the ability to mow through the town's myriad nasties. He can also use it to bounce higher than normal jumping distance.
- On Level 2, push this box over the spikes and do a running jump to reach the platform above. Immediately leap up, and you'll find a cache of bonus items.
- This location in Stage 4 brings you an extra life.
Domark has done some fabulous animation in the game. Marko and his surroundings have a heavy cartoon appearance, from Marko's oversized head to the goofy- looking characters he faces.
The musical accompaniment is crisp, but the sound effects are weak or, at times, tired and unoriginal.
The game offers deep game play and loads of fun, but the enjoyment is pulled down a few pegs by the control mechanics. Marko maneuvers the ball in various ways, and you sometimes get frustrated when you can't direct it just where you want -- or even get the ball on your foot quickly.
Close to the Maiko
Marko's mixture of cartoony graphics and fairly intricate controls is often confusing, which could alienate some gamers -- it's like an overloaded Mario game. If you're looking for a uniquely designed game, however, Marko's Magic Football is a kick.
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Marko's Magic Football features: