Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Toxic Crusaders (1991)
The Toxic Avenger had a cartoon. I didn't know that until like 2003 when a friend of mine mentioned it.. However, I loved The Toxic Avenger. it was a bizarre strange and incredibly funny little movie. I'm glad that as a teenager in the late 90s I would pretty much rent any horror movie or hell anything made during the 1980s, so that's how I saw the movie. I still haven't seen the cartoon and to be honest it kinda sounds like shit, but it had a NES game, no matter how popular the license was it had a fucking NES game. That's one thing you can count on.
This is a pretty simple NES game. It's like pretty much every licensed title in the fact that it was a sidescroller (seriously the only NES licensed games I can think of that weren't sidescrollers were Spot, Friday the 13th Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and the first Ghostbusters game) however it was a pretty decent sidescroller. It did everything for the most part right. The graphics are pretty good, it has decent music, the game controls well. Although the biggest flaw is the challenge is uneven. The first few levels are pretty tough but can be beaten (and most of the bosses are kinda shitty and not too hard from what I remember) but the last level will kick you in the face and break your thumbs and probably shove something up your ass, it's that goddamn hard.
This is one of the few Bandai developed and published games I could actually stomach. It's not in the top tier of licensed games, it's no Duck Tales, but it's sure a hell of a lot better than Ghostbusters. It's worth the small amount of money it will take to find a copy of this game.