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The Tick -- Fox Interactive

Join superhero gone-awry, The Tick, and his trusty sidekick, Arthur, in this side-scrolling fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. American Maid, Deflator Mouse and many others from the comic book and animated television series join to aid you in your battle for peace and justice.

Ferrari Man
Once I fought that first character I thought this game was going to rock. However, the more I played I realized that all I was going to fight was that first character. Very limited enemies really plagues this otherwise decent title. It became way too boring, way too fast.

This is the worst game I have ever played on the SNES. I cannot say anything good about this game, though not for lack of trying to find some redeeming quality. The graphics are extremely repetative (even some of the backgrounds are used over and over with only a change in the color scheme). Color... who is the idiot that picked the color scheme? Sound, this not only sucked but the loops are only about a minute long at the most (we timed one at 49 sec). The programmers seem to think that gameplay means kick hordes of the same 4 ninjas until the level ends (usually about 15 minutes of kicking). Longevity... it doesn't even make a good door stop! If Fox Interactive keeps this up, they may just become the next T*HQ. This is truly an embarassment.

Well, let's see, I got board the first time I played and turned the game over to my son, I fell asleep the second time I tried to play it, I fell asleep again watching Salamander play it, and then I fell asleep again trying to play it. Ok, one more try... Then I played it and got real far but thought strongly about shooting myself in the head for picking this game to review! Finally, I watched Salamander play again, for over three hours (continuous on ONE game! No restarts!), until at level 13 or 14... the game had a fatal crash! Oh man, this game sucks so bad I can't think of anything worse... Someone needs to slap Fox upside the head for dumping this title to market. I have to wonder if Fox Interactive is another name for T*HQ in disguise.

This game sucks more than I ever thought possible. After about the billionth ninja, I thought I was going to snap. Then came the Idea Men. Gray Idea Men. Light gray Idea Men. Dark gray Idea Men. A million Idea Men. A million identical, boring Idea Men. Followed, of course, by a million, boring identical clowns. Which was followed by a fatal error in the game, which was followed by my vow to NEVER PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN.

>>>>> 23.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man E.Phoenix R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 2.5 0.5 1.0 3.0
Sound 3.0 0.5 0.5 3.0
Gameplay/Control 3.5 0.5 1.0 1.0
Longevity/Playability 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Overall 1.5 0.0 0.0 1.0
Total 11.5 1.5 2.5 8.0