Tuesday, June 23, 2009

NES Review #7: The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy brings to mind Crocodile Dundee. Although Crocodile Dundee was from Down Under, the character was said to have been based on Dundee, portrayed by Paul Hogan in three movies.
It is known as a "beat-em up" game, although the storyline is just a little muddled.
Billy West, or "Bayou Billy" must fight save his girlfriend Annabelle Lane from the gang of Godfather Gordon.
There are ten stages in total, with six of them being of the "beat-em up" variety, and two levels each of "shoot-em up" and two driving stages.
There isn't much to set apart Bayou Billy from any of the other similar games. Although there is the southern gimmick, and the familiarity with the Crocodile Dundee storyline, the game is a dime a dozen.
Surprisingly, a comic was made with Bayou Billy as the titular character. The comic didn't last very long, and is as forgettable as the game was.

No comments: