is a great little platform game from prolific Acorn games creator, Tom Cooper.
You play a caveman (who just so happens to carry a chainsaw with him everywhere) who is wandering around
a prehistoric land looking to kill similarly prehistoric animals. The game is simple
in style and has been done many times before - but not with the Tom Cooper
Look at all that blood!
The graphics are typical Cooper cartoon-style with no great detail but
are larger than life and twice as bright. The music consists of a superb little
rock tune with great electric guitar solos part way through and although
there are no sound effects the music makes up for it.
Some superb minor features have been added, such as when you hit the monsters
you get to see their blood flying around everywhere which is a gory but nice touch
which makes the game surprisingly fun to play. As you stroll around the
levels you find different types of monster which take different amounts of bashing to kill (look out for
the woolly mammoths which take ages to dispense with). The caveman also utters
humorous comments cartoon balloon style, with adverts for Tom's other
games and other little gags including a bimbo cavewoman at one point.
Not so interested in the mammoths right now...
There are only four levels in this free version, but originally there was also a full
version available for a fiver with more dinosaurs, more levels and a two-player mode, but Tom has now left the Acorn scene (to work for Psygnosis) so this may not still be available.
|David Sharp, 19/5/98|
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