I have fond memories of this game. But this port is far from perfect. The frame rate is slow and choppy on one of the best Android devices (Google Pixel XL), the sound seems to be playing on faster tempo, and as many have pointed out, Bluetooth controllers don't work. I've contacted Sega about the controller issue and they've replied by stating that the app is "compatible" with all HID-compatible controllers and no acknowledgement that there is a problem at all!
Glitchy graphics, controls far from perfect, sound can also be glitchy at times. Advertising component is way too aggressive and continuously disrupts the game flow. More than making me want to pay to remove ads it just makes me want to quit playing.
I only listed "hated it" for the actual game play because I can't even get onto the game proper in order to see how it handles. Whatever ad you have appearing at the front of the game completely crashes my app, and causes it to reset itself. This is an issue I've had with all of the newest Sega ports, and it makes me sad because this game is something I have very strong ties to. I can't even access the option to have it ad free, if that's even offered, because the ad in question appears the moment the "press start" screen loads. I don't have a chance to do anything before it cycles back all over again.
GLAD I HAD TO PAY TO REMOVE ADS TWICE AND GET AN ERROR MESSAGE BOTH TIMES! AWESOME JOB DEVELOPERS I'M SURE YOU'RE NOT GONNA END UP LIKE SEGA.
Great port of one of my favorite 16bit era games. My only gripe is not emulating a 6-button controller just takes me out of my element, I had to re-learn how to use items!
Great classic! I first played this actually on my friend's PC with an official Sega PC copy. Great times. Nice tips to give but don't forget others such as you pet rat is a great weapon against a tough opponent ;). Or how he'll find you hidden items in certain panels. Oh and take note that when using the tip to pull a piece of the page as a weapon that you do take damage for doing it. So use it sparingly! And you should mention the sound track Sega or better yet re-release it! This game oozed 90s!
Sketch, we've powered up the game with some new performance improvements!
- Updated sound emulation for a more authentic experience
- Fixed an issue where cloud saves could be lost due to an interrupted connection
- Improved cloud save messaging