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ProTip: Get to Jungle Pink by running off this shelf and jumping high to the right.
As in the newly released SNES cart, the Genesis' precocious Panther is stirring up trouble on Hollywood movie sets. A flummoxed Inspector Clouseau chases him through such pun-happy backdrops as Honey, I Shrunk the Pink, Polter Pink, and the Pink Ranger. Special Tricks and Toll Cards still add extra surprises when battling enemies or trying to scale new heights. New to this version are some tricky Sound Stages for jumping practice between levels. Also, more and bosses populate the main movie sets, adding welcome new challenges.
Don't try to jump across these mine shaft spikes in the Pink Ranger. Wait for a mine car to carry you to safety.
Thankfully, the game play of the Genesis cart improves over the SNES version, where sluggish controls and repetition added frustration to the fun. Here, Pink jumps farther than he used to, and he's better able to dodge obstacles. He no longer bops enemies on their heads, but he does whip out a quick-draw Boxing Glove that's more effective than the feeble Pink spray he had on the SNES. Another good addition is the Health Bar, which joins with two extra Lives to make this Panther more durable than he was before.
Graphic and Sonic Purr-fection
TecMagik has made both Pink games gorgeous. Strong colors and detailed multi-scrolling backgrounds give this Genesis game a look similar to, but still different from, the dazzling SNES version. Some of the enemy sprites do look a little too simple at times, but overall this game captures the full technicolor flavor of the classic cartoon.
Stand on light fixtures in the Sound Stages to reach new ledges and dodge moving cameras.
One of the supreme achievements of Pink Goes to Hollywood is the music, which is as good here as it is on the SNES. Henry Mancini's familiar swingin' tune punctuates all the action, with new arrangements adding the appropriate thematic touch to the various levels.
To reach Pink Beard, work your way to the top of the Refrigerator and get inside this bottle.
Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
Younger gamers especially will be captivated by the Pink Panther's 16-bit charms, but older gamers will also find lots to like in this Hollywood frolic. If you thought watching the cartoon was fun, wait until you play it.