Mischief Makers is one of the only 2D games on the Nintendo 64 and it's not bad. You collect crystals for health and there's a hard to find yellow crystal in each level that you have to find in order to see the ending of the game in full. My only real complaints from Mischief Makers is that there's too many smiley faces in the game and that some of the levels are too easy. The olympics stages are probably the easiest in the whole game. Some of the levels are more like puzzles than action, which makes for good variety. I have to say that i like this game alot and would recommend it to anyone that wants a change from the 3-D action/adventure games as it is very good.
This pseudo 3D platformer looks great and has some cute moments, but other than that it's not very interesting. Though it often uses 3D objects on screen this game is strictly 2D in nature and as platformers go quite traditional. The graphics are well done and very colourful and certainly don't detract from the game, any faults lie with the gameplay. As with many platformers the game is broken down into sections which are further subdivided into levels. Each level has a task that needs to be completed, whether it's reaching the exit or finding some other creature. Standard platformer tricks appear throughout, there's the level where you have to race against oncoming fire and lava and a wrong turn can cost the game for example. The most positive point for the game is that your character as a wide range of moves and can interact with various quite interesting items in the scenery. Additionally you can talk with some of the creatures you encounter, mantaining a strong plotline throughout gameplay. Because of the uninspiring gameplay I've never got round to completing the game and have only got about half way through it. Too many more interesting games have been released since for me to be sure whether I'l go back to it either. Not recommended really unless you're really after a traditional platformer. As with many games that held only a mild interest for me I managed to pick a copy of this up for under £10 about 8 months ago. If you are interested it shouldn't be hard to find a bargain copy.