Fury of the Furries

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Jul 22, 2010

Fury of the Furries by Hadrian at 8:45 PM (1,323 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Hadrian
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    Game: Fury of the Furries Format: Amiga 500/PC DOS/Mac Genre: Platform Puzzler
    Developer: Kalisto Publisher: Mindscape Release date: 1993

    Ah Kalisto did you make an absolute beauty here! Why this game isn't world famous is an absolute mystery to me and it actually does sadden me somewhat. The game may also be known to most console gamers & PC gamers outside of Europe as Pac-In-Time on the GB, PC & Mac and it is exactly the same game only you play as Pac-Man. There was SNES version too but it was far more cartoony and way too polished for my liking. The sprites were made bigger and it just lost a certain charm I feel.

    So in Fury of the Furries you play this piece of fluff with arms, legs & a face called Tiny. Tiny and his other furry friends come back from a holiday only to find that some evil bastard called "The Wicked One" has ruined their home planet and also corrupted the minds of the other tiny creatures on their planet into these monsters. As Tiny you have to defeat "The Wicked One" to restore the planet and its inhabitants to the way they were.

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    There are eight different types of levels and they are Desert, Forest, Water, Pyramids, Lagoon, Village & Castle. The eight I wont tell you as it'll spoil the ending. These levels are of quite good length, not too short and not too long. They are filled with the corrupted furry creatures, traps, acid pools & spikes. This isn't no simple run & jump platformer, this is oen that requires a little brain power in order to get through these levels. These levels are also timed so to to rush the player a little to make mistakes, this really adds to the difficulty.

    Tiny is resourceful. Oh he can bounce like a little mofo & hadouken a ton of fire out of his hands to kill baddies but that isn't enough! There is land, water as well as obstacles & high places to try and get over. Luckily Tiny can change forms! Turn him red and he can eat the earth and dig his way through various pieces of scenary that get in his way. Turn green and you can shoot out rope which will help you swing and climb around the place (I have too much fun in this form, seriously) and also you can use the rope to pull big boulders but these three forms can't swim well in water...well turn blue and you can swim and blow bubbles to defend yourself against the seas dirty little monsters. Sometimes you have to go through coloured fields in the game and these said fields sometimes take the ability to change into certain forms away from you, especially when you have to solve certain puzzles but the forms you can choose are just right for the task at hand and allow the game to have the right challenge needed in a game.

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    The game has a lot of pop culture references to the likes of Batman, Ninja Turtles, Cool Spot (kinda obscure reference nowadays but Cool Spot was well known back then) and even Pac-Man (they made this game before they sold it to Namco). As well as that you can play the game in Fremen which most Frank Herbert fans know is a lanaguage from the Dune universe.

    Graphically this game is a treat for me. Well detailed levels & nicely animated sprites that are brimming over with character. These screens and the video don't really give the game much justice. The level design is well thought out, there is no filler here folks. The sounds are great. The little tuneful ditties end up being hummed when you go about your "real life" business but they are essentially naff muzak tunes. The sound effects are exactly what you want in a game of this type and are cute but not too cute.

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    The game is a very good length with eighty or so levels to get through. The learning curve is just perfect and it has the right difficulty. It controls exactly how it should and the mistakes are purely down to the player and not down to the games design. Each of the puzzles in the levels never really feel like a chore to get through and are not always the same ones over and over. Overall this is a game that should be bigger than it is, it would still be as good if released today as it was back then, hell I reckon it would be more appreciated in fact. Though my fondest memories of this game are on the Amiga it'll probably be easier for you to play the DOS version via DosBox. Whoever owns the rights to this needs to get this out again, otherwise we'll have that cartoony SNES Pac-In-Time version that people of today would remember. 9 out of 10

     
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    Looks good, I'll try to "obtain" it somehow. [​IMG]
     
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    hehehe, furry balls...
     
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    At least -somebody- has heard of this rather awesome game. Drained a ton of my time back when I still had a working Amiga, and I should probably dig out my discs and use UAE to play through it again.
     
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    I've got it ages ago and even installed it on the HD of my Amiga, but I still haven't played it [​IMG]
     
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    That looks really fun, I have to try it sometime. Thanks, ***drian. [​IMG]
     
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    More Retro Reviews! [​IMG]
    Why is this in the EoF?
     
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    Because it's a furry thread.
     
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    Because the EoF is now The Edge of The Furries
     
  10. Hadrian
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