PCs & Gaming

Review: Sylvester & Tweety in Cagey Capers

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This game is a complete gem of the mega drive era. The game itself is all about Sylvester trying to catch Tweety in a variety of different levels. The game begins with a quick introduction telling you to use your binoculars to spot where tweety is and away you go.

Learning the various buttons is not difficult. One button is for you binoculars and quickly zooms in on where in the level tweety is sitting. Your job as Sylvester is to get to tweety and attempt to catch him. This usually leads you to scratching at him rather than catching him and then he moves on in the level waiting for you to almost catch him again right until the end of the level when Sylvester finally DOES catch Tweety…only to lose him again, and on to the next level.

While navigating your way around the area you have to watch out that you don’t bump into the dog, alley cat or old lady. The dog and the alley cat can be tempted away with treats or fought off with certain items (more on that in a moment) but the only way to escape the old lady is to hide inside something. Items can be gathered around the level and Sylvester keeps these items in an inventory that can be accessed by pausing the game. There you can scroll through the many items, such as a bone, fish to lure away the dog and cat, mallets, boxing gloves to fight them off; pogo sticks to jump higher, potions that do something to tweety in a certain level that I won’t describe as I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

The whole game plays out like a hilarious cartoon and all the original familiar voices are there including Sylvester’s ‘Suffering sukatash’ and Tweety’s ‘I tought I taw a puddy cat’. The music and sound effects are just as it is in the original cartoons.

What makes this mega drive game even better is the fact that in the options menu before you start a new game you have the option to turn the difficulty up or down using a slider. The higher the difficulty the more times you will encounter enemies such as the dog. This makes the game great for beginners and experts. Although once you’ve played as much as I have you’ll always be able to complete the game, but it’s so funny and fun that this game will keep bringing you back again and again. My only complaint is that there wasn’t a sequel made to this excellent game.

There’s no 2 player feature but this single player game is a must for anyone interested in something funny. This game really doesn’t feel dated even though it’s a mega drive game. I’d recommend it to anyone, both kids and adults, everyone will enjoy this game!

Rating: 5/5

Review published on amazon UK, click here

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