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Mcdonald Land

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Released: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Format reviewed: NES/Famicom

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Developer: Virgin Interactive

Submitted by: John Myers

The Game is like this

One can choose to play either one of the M.C. Kids, but there is no difference between the two characters other than the fact that one of the youths is white and the other one is black. Up to 2 players can play the game at once, and both characters can walk, jump, duck, and pick up blocks to throw at enemies as they travel through the seven large worlds of magical McDonald Land.

In a similar format as Super Mario Bros. 3 the game has seven different worlds. Each one starts out by having the character visit a McDonald Land character. However, unlike games such as Super Mario Bros. 3, simply defeating the various levels is not enough for success as one needs to find the hidden McDonald Land cards that are scattered in a world in order to advance to the next world.

One can collect various McDonald Golden Arches for extra points and, aside from the game's numerous secrets, including a secret level, the game has various objects in the game that one needs to use to advance, i.e., a zipper to enter secret areas, a spin device that turns the level upside down, a boat that can be both ridden in and carried and so on.

McDonald Land

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Released: 1992

Genre: Platformer

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Developer: Virgin Interactive

Submitted by: Aengus Barton

Firstly, yes I am in fact reviewing a McDonald's-endorsed platformer, and yes it didn't do anything particularly new or exciting – but believe it or not, this game is oddly playable and actually kinda fun.

Its probably best described as a Mario clone, featuring colourfully pleasant graphics and some genuinely cracking music…many years had passed since I'd played it, but I could still hum much of the level music.

Your goal in the game (after choosing from one of two characters to play as) is to locate various special "cards" that are scattered about varied levels, with crazed gophers and other enemies trying to prevent you along the way. It has a few cute features such as special platforms that flip you 180 degree's vertically (effectively making the sky the ground, bit of a head melter), springy tiles to reach hidden area's, and other neat and well done enhancements over your regular platformer.

Hey, you may loose some street cred, but this is one game thats worth at least a look!