Disney has been very busy licensing many of it's animations to video game companies. NEC has grabbed the popular Talespin characters, and in this episode you must locate 5 pieces of an ancient stone map. Get all of them to find the location of a hidden city containing the powers of the universe. Fight your way through a jungle river valley loaded with mischievous monkeys ready to bonk you with coconuts. Swim through the great simeon reef, explore the chilling ice caves and trek through an airplane hanger avoiding the monkey wrench throwing enemies!
Eight-bit Baloo and his sidekicks, Kit Cloudkicker and Molly, have arrived at last. This long awaited Capcom title sends the two loveable Disney creatures on a high flyin' eight level rescue adventure. Baloo zips through the airways in his tiny biplane, the Mini Sea Duck, delivering cargo to locals. Simple, right? Wrong-a-roo! Don Kamage and his not-so-merry band of Pirates want the cargo for themselves, so they hop into their planes and go after Baloo. Can you bear so much high flyin' fun?
The Bear Necessities
Captain Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker, Baloo's sky sledding lil' buddy, are convinced by their friend, Louie the Orangatang, to help gather missing pieces of a treasure map to the lost city of Ionia. Ionia was the home of a special room that contained the power of the universe. Unfortunately, Ionia has vanished... people, buildings, power of the universe... poof!
Your quest for four pieces of the map leads you through the Watusi River Valley, a lush rain forest filled with miles of waterfalls, streams, pools, and, of course, head hunters!
You'll scuba dive under the Great Simeon Reef, past colorful coral and tropical fish. Watch out for the electric eels and manta rays!
Then you'll chill out in the Ice Caves of Thembria. Seals, penguins, and Thembrian soldiers are ready to thwart your efforts. And if they don't stop you, the infamous Colonel Spigot will, in a snowball fight to the death.
What would a Talespin adventure be without an appearance from that no-good tiger, Shere Khan. He's got a piece of the map in his hangar, and his panther pilots will try to throw a monkey wrench into your plans to find it.
Just for Kills
Talespin, like the cartoon, is geared towards the younger crowd. It's hard to determine how challenging this game will be once it's completed, but you can bet it'll be a real winner with the under ten set.