Squish 'Em Sam Interphase 1984 43 percent (Sought After)

"I love the voice samples and hey, it's Interphase's first good game!"

Overview- There are three things that I have to give this game credit for. 1: being the first Interphase game that I liked. 2: breaking the mold and doing something new as far as game play. 3: having some highly amusing voice clips.

Those of you who have played the Atari 2600 games Crazy Climber and Spiderman will understand this game's concept. It's rather simple, play as Sam whom must climb I'm assuming buildings from the looks of the game play and avoid enemies and falling objects and then collect the treasure at the top.

Game Play- The game play consists of climbing up the girders and when you are about to pass over an enemy hit the button and Sam kicks his feet up and then squishes the enemy. This is where the funny voice clips happen, Sam will often say squish em, or wow and if he gets hit by an enemy he says “whoops”. He also has a few other voice clips that add to the experience. The tricky parts come when there is only a few places where Sam can climb and there are many enemies to avoid or squish and there are falling objects which are quite amusing. One stage has him avoiding falling hammers, the next, TVs then sinks, reach the top and he collects the treasure and parachutes down and the next stage begins.

Although I really like the strong game play it has it's flaws that keep this from perfection. One of the annoyances I discovered is the easiness, each stage is very long and the stages don't pick up in difficulty fast enough so it keeps you from wanting to play over and over to get a little further.

Graphics- The second thing I think could use some improvement is the graphics, they are quite well done but they are basic. Sam looks great and is detailed, but the enemies and stages need more detail, the stages change colors periodically but they are only one color at a time, enemies are each only one color a piece too and I know the Colecovision is capable of far more.

Sound- The sound effects are the best part of this game in my opinion and keep the game amusing and highly original. As I stated earlier, the voice samples here are just great and some of the best of that era. The game is worth owning for those alone.

Conclusion- This game provides some good laughs and solid game play, I would recommend it to anyone who still owns a Colecovision even if it is tough to track down as of late, keep your eye out. I'm off to play another round.

Reviewer's Score: 7/10

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