by Traveller's Tales/Psygnosis
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Toy Story is a game that follows the story from the hit computer-generated movie.
Players must take control of Woody as he tries to save Buzz from the various problems that arise. Each level is based on an event in the movie, so fans of the film will be able to recognize it immediately. The gameplay requires the player to reach the end of each level while overcoming obstacles and destroying enemies, all the while jumping to avoid quick deaths. There is not much violence in the game, as the most powerful weapon that Woody can use is the lasso attached to his back. Some levels do not even require him to use it, as there are some missions that call for stealth or speed. Toy Story is a great game for fans of the movie with its impressive graphics, fun gameplay, and variety of levels.
Toy Story features:
- Toy Story features the chance to relive the whole movie from Woody's point-of-view,
- More than five levels of adventure,
- Different objectives that require varying strategies,
- Large and detailed character graphics, and sprawling background locations.
You play as Woody, a toy cowboy, who can run, jump, climb, and swing through the levels of Toy Story. Woody uses his pull string as a lasso to grasp onto hooks, defeat enemies, knock away blocks, and other various things. The game combines a few genres of game play, something I think is quite innovative, and at the same time well done. For the most part though, the game is a platformer, spanning eighteen levels, with each level having a different objective or objectives. For example, in one level, you must use your pull string to knock off the lid to a bucket of toy green army men, and then knock down a baby monitor from a shelf so that the green army men can transmit data to you while they spy on Andy’s birthday. After the presents have been opened, though, Andy and his friends start to head upstairs! The toys can’t be caught moving or out-of-place, so Woody must help the toys get back to their spots by knocking away the blocks that have them imprisoned on top of a desk, or on a shelf so that they can get back in time. When you need to use your pull string to get across a gap, it is hard to get it attached, and takes much practice to get used to. The jumping, however, is quite responsive and easy to control. Some of the other areas of the game, such as the part where you must take control of a remote control car, can be very difficult due to the bad controls, and the fact that if you hit a wall, at any speed, you spin around like crazy. Woody has five hit points to start out with, and if you get hit five times, then you lose one life. Gameplay isn’t too difficult, but you can adjust the amount of lives you start with, to make it a little more challenging.
Toy Story is a game with a lot of mixed elements. Each level is unique and different in the fact that the gameplay changes a lot. Some levels you can drive and others are all out 3-D. All these different styles rolled up in this game make for fun, different, and challenging gameplay. The game gets harder as you progress through the story and never gets dull. The controls are easy to get used to but a little bit challenging when it comes to the driving levels. Nothing to serious to complain about and does not interfere with the gameplay. It make take a bit of practice but you will be fine. You will have lots of fun with this classic game.
The visuals in Toy Story are quite well done. The characters look like their movie counterparts, and the details, textures, and colours all go well together. The backgrounds accurately depict the setting of the level, and there are even some 3D elements to the game. All of Woody’s movements are very smooth, and same with all of the other characters.
The music in Toy Story is cheerful at first, but as the story moves to gloomier and sadder places, the music changes with it. The sound effects are quite good; such as Woody’s pull string, toy trains, toy planes, and the sound of you knocking things away (such as blocks). There are even voice clips taken from the movie that sound nice.
Toy Story system requirements:P-200.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP.
Game modes: Single game mode .
Toy Story news:
2006-01-24 Toy Story is based on the movie.