||(Win95/98) (Retail) (ARCADEAMPR)
Comic mischief / mild animated violence.
4 1/2 stars from CD-ROM Today -
Gold - Arcade Game from New Media's 1996 Invision
84% from PC Gamer
Grunt, Jump and Belly Bump Your Way
Across the Country
They're loose! Step aside hedgehogs, earth worms and donkeys
to make room for Joey and the Monsters in Arcade America, the wackiest platform
game in the country. Grunt, jump and belly bump your way across the country
stopping at ten challenging game locations to retrieve Joey's mishcievous pet
monsters before they destroy America. If you succeed - BONUS - Joey and the
Monsters perform a blowout Rock 'n Roll concert at Woodstock especially for
Help Joey capture Bobby Broadway while dodging hurling puke
and fighting tough bouncer dudes in Las Vegas. Track the Roadkill through
waterfalls and caves while being attacked by donkeys at the Grand Canyon. Crawl
through mud fields chased by monster trucks to capture Plant and the elusive
Alfalfa Laxative. Stop the power hungry Rotunda Splat in Washington D.C. by
jumping on bouncing checks and riding rockets through the Pentagon. And
Help Joey and the Monsters make their gig at Woodstock!
You'll have to figure out the way there.
Choose your skill level - Are you a Mondo weenie, tough
guy or mondo tough guy?
Make your way through more than 60 outrageous game
Find secret doors, hidden passages and special
Earn bonus rounds and extra lives.
More than 10,000 frames of movie-quality animation.
Crank up the incredible audio to an annoying
Meet 23 characters including Joey and his wicked belly
Way radical humor!
IBM or compatible 486 33MHz or greater with a minimum of 8
MB of RAM. 256-color display, mouse and double speed CD-ROM drive. MPC
compatible sound card and amplified speakers. DOS 3.3 with Windows 95 or
CD-ROM Today, May 1996
"To get a quick mental snapshot of Arcade America,
imagine Mario on steroids, or maybe Sonic the Hedgehog as Elwood Blues. In this
case, however, our hero is a blob of a kid named Joey who must travel from one
U.S. city to another rescuing his monster pals (they were scattered all over
the country in an explosion). Joey's ultimate goal is to gather his buddies up
and make it to Woodstock in time for their scheduled performance.
"Although it's a humorous spin on an old style of game, it's
still challenging. In addition to the standard arcade action, belly bumping is
required to complete the game. (Joey is not your typical skinny, slick hero.)
Bonuses and power-ups will help you advance quickly. Tips and passwords are
also included in the package, but these cheats may not be enough for some
The 10 locations, 40 levels, and three skill settings
provide for plenty of manic game play. And the humor, which ranges from silly
to crude, is nonstop. The jokes might be offensive to some, and the gaming may
be too hard for others, but Arcade America is an entirely new challenge
that won't disappoint those who enjoy platform games, rock 'n' roll, and
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