Format reviewed: PlayStation
This evaluate was initially revealed in Play concern 37, July 1998
DOUBLE BLANK OR DOUBLE SIX? JVC LAYS ITS CUTESY DOMINO CHALLENGE ON THE LINE.
sound like a sport for individuals who put on furry, zip-up slippers and huddle below tartan blankets, however really it’s a quite addictive (if quick lived) psychedelic domino laying extravaganza. Earlier than you flip the web page belly-up laughing, simply try the screenshots – they’re completely beautiful and if this sport had a center title, it’d be ‘originality’ – a phrase you possibly can’t affiliate with the overwhelming majority of releases.
PaRappa The Rapper grabbed consideration and to a lesser extent, the identical might be mentioned for Mr Domino. Enjoying it’s easy, however mastering it takes endurance, dexterity and a smidgen of luck. You play a cute domino chappy, who’s carried alongside a predetermined course and the concept is to put down dominoes at particular factors with a view to create chain reactions. Hitting sure switches triggers off amusing cut-scenes (these loopy Japanese), however if you happen to handle to hyperlink each swap with out stumbling over one of many many obstacles in your path, you’re rewarded with a particular ending for the extent.
Every course is successfully a observe, in order that after making one circuit you come the identical level. It’s unlikely that each swap will likely be triggered in your first jaunt, so there a loads of time-extending First Help crosses dotted round making certain that you are able to do a number of laps to finish the stage.
Sadly you solely get to manoeuvre Mr domino left and proper, there’s little else to do aside from alter his pace, as every part is on rails. It’s nice enjoyable for some time, however there are solely six phases and we completed them fairly shortly. The humour in every stage makes you chortle at first, however the impact quickly wears off after you’ve watched it a number of occasions. There are bonus tiles, together with Quick Ahead, Gradual Ahead and the annoying Reset tile, however nothing can conceal the short-lived problem that Mr Domino represents. Though it’s authentic, beautiful to take a look at and good enjoyable to play, we now have doubts about how lengthy you’ll be taking part in it for.
Authentic, however lacks lasting problem