Product Type: Take 2 Interactive Nintendo 64 games
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Space just got a whole lot weirder
Space Station Silicon Valley (N64)
Member Name: ROMEHEREWECOME
Space Station Silicon Valley (N64)
Advantages: fun, challenging and imaginitive, lots of humour
Disadvantages: a little dated and a bitard to get a hold of
Being a cartridge instead of a disc, this game initially came in a rectangular flimsy card board box with instruction game booklet with some other electronic based manuals in various languages.
Heroes for hire Evo the robot and Danger Dan are messing around in their spaceship one day one after a childish row Evo actually knocks Dan unconscious. Not only do they crash but they crash into a said to be lost space station sending Evo flying and smashing into tiny pieces leaving only his microchip and control centre intact. In the time this station was lost the place has become over run with robot animals, Evo must possess these animalistic androids and use their abilities to complete the game. This isn't easy however as most of the beasties are vicious and won't be defeated without a good fight.
The controls are fairly easily to get to grips with, you must defeat and possess different animals to achiever various goals in different levels and environments such as bouncy sheep in the farm like zone to helicopter bunny rabbits in the arctic zone. The more levels you go through the more levels that are opened up with extra awards should you manage to collect all of the power cells 15 of which are available in each level. The difficulty level increases at a steady rate in my opinion as you play through the levels with various bosses appearing along the way including giant king rats. I do love this game though and I love how kooky and challenging it is. There is a lot of humour to it also in this little game which got me hooked on it to begin with.
Ok let's be honest they aren't HD but they are still very colourful and the graphics have a unique and cartoony charm to them, for some reason when I was a kid and originally playing it for the first time I sort of occasioned with the weird cartoons which appeared on cartoon network in the 90s known as cartoon cartoons, I don't think cartoons today show the same kind of zaniness as those cartoons from the 90s did. Though there are some little glitches and frustrating bits but I think most games at the time had some of these and some plat formers today still have them and are much worse.
All of the animals have the sort of vocals you expect them to for instance the dog barks, the sheep baa and the mice squeak. The soundtracks for each of the levels are really jazzy and catchy though and they do get stuck in your head so I give it definite thumbs up for that.
Availability and Overall opinion
Unfortunately I think this one is pretty much like gold dust these days even on the internet though at the time I think I paid maybe £29.99 for it which I though was good value from game. I would like to see this on the Wii or DS virtual console for download as it is a great and memorable game.
It does have its glitches and the visuals aren't exactly stunning but it is extremely quirky and fun, it is also challenging so you will get quite a few hours out of this one. Plus I particularly liked playing the role of a penguin.
Summary: a great Nintendo platformer