Game Club 199X #18 - Home Improvement (SNES) Apr 1, 2013 4:38:14 GMT -5
Post by Snarboo on Apr 1, 2013 4:38:14 GMT -5
It's time to strap on your tool belt and play with real power™ in this month's game:
Home Improvement (SNES)
Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! is an 2D action platformer video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System very loosely based on the sitcom Home Improvement. On a special broadcast of the show Tool Time, Tim prepares to unveil the new Binford ultra power tool line name after him, the Binford-Taylor Turbo Power Tool Line. He goes to retrieve them, only to discover that they are missing and a note left in their place demanding Tim to come.
The player's weapons include modified tools such as a nail gun, a blowtorch, and a chainsaw which inexplicably hurls energy waves. These weapons are used to fight dinosaurs, acid-spewing mummies, robot sentries, and other enemies. The game is broken down into four worlds of four levels, each world containing a boss level. The game had no instruction manual explaining each of the buttons. In its place, the splash screen explained: “Real men don't need instructions.”
Wikipedia's Home Improvement Article
- Remember: Real men don't need instructions!
- Tired, stuck, or simply pissed off? Try the new and improved Home Improvement here!
- Snarboo has some handy, dandy starting tips to get your motor running early.
- EksFaktr spills the beans on some of the game's secrets.
- Bobinator offers some hot tips on how you can be a REAL MAN on your journey.
- "By the way, I got stuck on this bit for a while, so here's a tip for anybody else mad enough to actually try playing Home Improvement: you can grapple a ledge to lower yourself down past other grapple-able ledges, which is required to progress in many areas, and is first encountered in level 1-3." courtesy of Feynman
- "I've figured out the basic trick with this game: you need to play it as slowly and methodically as possible. Like a lot of platformers from the era, it tries to lull you into a false sense of security by sharing superficial things with Sonic, then punishes you when you try and play it as fast as the blue blur." courtesy of Snarboo
- Snarboo has tips on clearing out the haunted mansion.
- "Once you hit a ghost, they tend to reappear in only one or two places relative to your location, so you can stand in one spot and just shoot them again every time they reappear. They are also tethered to a very small area and aren't very good at tracking you when you're within range, so it's generally not hard to escape to safe zone if you get caught off guard." courtesy of Feynman
- Feynman has some foolproof tips on how to conquer Home Improvement!
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