COLECOVISION - SQUISH EM SAM RARE VIDEO GAME FOR THE COLECOVISION CONSOLE FOR SALE.
| ||Squish 'Em Sam
"I love the voice samples and hey, it's Interphase's first good game!"
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
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
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
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 September, 2011.