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8 January 2007

The New Zealand Story

 in 1989,Platform — Marrsy

The New Zealand Story The New Zealand Story

I wish that i’d never added this bloody game, because now I have to endure bunny and her NZ cohorts whining about how “that looks nothing like a kiwi” and “the south island looks to big”.

Moan moan moan, that’s all I get.

Anyway, the reason that I DID add it is because New Zealand story is one of the only straight platform games that has managed to hold my attention for a decent length of time. I can’t put my finger on the reason why this is, it must be down to good design but anyway, there is something indescribably fun about the game and it definately has that “just one more go” factor.

Story is never a big thing in this type of game, but for those of you who are interested :

“New Zealand is a peaceful place to live – if you’re a kiwi, particularly in the Auckland zoo – Tiki is as happy as can be.
Trouble turns up in the guise of psychotic walrus who has an enormous appetite for fresh Kiwi and kidnaps Tiki and his relatives to stock the larder.
The walrus hides his captives around the island in 20 hazardous locations and our hero escapes and sets about rescuing his buddies. Watch the feathers fly as Tiki escapes his plan, for the walrus has some very strange companions and their out for blood.”

Graphicaly the game is not impressive at all – functional at best so this is not what draws me to the game. It’s the gampley that keeps me coming back. The game features nice simple level design, interesting enemies (especialy the big boss creatures) and some nice touches such as the ability to fly around the level on a baloon. There are also many weapon power-ups to suppliment the default bow and arrow, these range from bombs to invulnerability pills.

A simple, very very fun game that appeals to the big kid in me.

Recommended 🙂

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The New Zealand Story

  • Designed by: Choice Software
  • Published by: OCEAN

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Size: 269kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)


7 Responses to “The New Zealand Story”

  1. a gravatar Dojokatana Says:

    Not to mention my home towns not shown due to it being a deformly shaped map

  2. a gravatar Mwaaaah Says:

    Shutit the pair of you or i’ll paint a big wang on that screenshot

  3. a gravatar Crzyfl (Dunedin) Says:

    Yeah, Go the South. By the way, what percentage of Aukland is FOB? (not that I am racist). Rainbows End Sucks

  4. a gravatar not gord, pali cos yea Says:

    so what the fark is a kewi anyway, is it a fruit? is it an animal? a person? new zealand is quite confusing

  5. a gravatar Runescope Says:

    For anyone that really wants to know, there is a MUCH MUCH MUCH better version of this game for the MAME Aracde emulator. Same name, but WAY better graphics and sound.

  6. a gravatar Stephen :) (HurtGuy) Says:

    The Amiga had a fairly decent version of this game!.. Graphics were better, and had better sound.

  7. a gravatar Stephen :) (HurtGuy) Says:

    The Amiga had a fairly decent version of this game!.. Graphics and sound were better.

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