M. C. Kids

Games based on the mascots for food products are nothing new. Terrible games based on the mascots for food products are also fairly easy to some across. Now, a game that’s based on a mascot for a food product that’s not awful? That’s something special.

The story of the game goes something like this: The Hamburglar hamburgles Ronald McDonald’s magic bag that he uses to do… magic things. Ronald is apparently pretty useless without his magic bag, so he enlists the help of two kids, Mick and Mack, to get it back.

You can’t just wander around McDonaldland willy-nilly to look for the bag, you have to scour the areas for ‘cards’. Collect enough cards, move on to the next area. It’s pretty standard as far as platform games go, but it’s the execution that makes this game stand out. Levels are large and the activities are varied. Rather than just make a mad dash to the end of the stage, some of the stages force you to use your brain a little. I particularly remember a stage that consists of a large number of false exits, and going through any of the fake ones will immediately end the stage but not let you continue. Some stages even play with the gravity. With gravity reversed, you will lose a life by falling off the top of the screen, adding an extra dimension to parts of the game.

This game apparently did not sell well, which is going to make it a lot harder to find nowadays, and that’s a bit of a shame. If you happen by it, by all means give it a whirl.

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