This was once a short preview of a nice little Super Mario Bros clone, until recently when the full version was finished off for a UK magazine. Here it is!
Though not as closely linked as Giana was, “The Run” contains most of the classic platformer elements which made Mario popular. The game feels more like Terry’s Big Adventure in certain ways, and the game plays more like it too.
You collect a series of coins and avoid snakelike creatures.
Graphically the game is good, with nice cartoony graphics and well defined blocks. There isn’t any sound yet, confirming its early status.
Its all the basic building blocks of a nice little platformer. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. Its probably a bit too easy for most people.
Mikael had actually the previews of the game, but had lost the levels. Luckily, a scener actually had the levels and after Mikael had contacted Christer, they were given the ok to finish the game and put in some final fixes.
It is believed that the game was mean’t to be sold to a company, but its not too clear. Christer is the man to ask about that one.
The game was actually put onto the coverdisk of Commodore Scene… though its proper release was never to be, but luckily its here for you to see in all its glory…
A nice platformer for you to see and case closed…
Contributions: Mikael Backlund