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Hook Reviewed by Chad Reinhardt on . Rating: 40%
  1. 1988
  2. 1989
  3. 1990
  4. 1991
  5. 1992
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I enjoyed this movie when I was younger. I wasn't aware of its star power until I was a little older. That didn't prevent me from outgrowing it, though. I actually probably like it less now, knowing that Julia "Brokovich" Roberts played Tinker bell. Of course the stars are poorly represented here; their ugly models and mediocre control do nothing as far as enjoyment is concerned. In fact, if you are a fan of enjoyment, please leave the room immediately.

The game begins with a scene straight from the movie! Robin Williams plays Peter (sort of), the man who believes not in magical wonderment, much to his children's dismay. After a brief, fractured exchange between these ugly models, we see a pirate ship fly past the moon, and the next thing Pete knows, his kids are gone, and Tinker bell is carting him off to Neverland. The ship flying past the moon actually reminded me a lot of The Pit in the first Mortal Kombat (Down Up Left Left A Right Down!). Anyway, this is where the game begins.

The best part of this game is, unfortunately, also a double-edged sword. Once Peter dons his old-man-dressed-as-little-boy-in-a-creepy-sort-of-way garb he can bound like the flying youngling he knows himself to be. I love when characters can leap huge distances in these old games, ala Demon Sword for the NES. But, as history has shown, jumping great distances into the unknown always ends with either falling into a pit, or landing right on top of an enemy. There could be one enemy per level, and you know you'll still land right on top of them.

There really isn't much to say about this thing. The characters really do look sad, the music could have been actually composed, rather than simply writing dots on a music scale with your eyes closed, as I believe this score was, and the character's attacks could have actually come within a range that would allow you to hit the enemies! Total waste of time, Robin Williams or no...well, let us not forget the horrendous SNES version of Toys. There, I hope you won't be able to sleep tonight too!
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