#41: Sparkster

Released In: 1994
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami

      The evil Generalissimo Lioness has kidnapped Princess Flora! As Sparkster, a brave possum knight armed with a sword and a jetpack, it's your job to rescue her. Can you defeat the general's army of robots and anthropomorphic wolves and save the princess? You damn well better! Also, you'll confront your archnemesis, the evil knight Axle Gear.

Syd Lexia: This game has often been characterized as a cheap attempt by Konami to cash in on the success of Sonic The Hedgehog. This might be true, but Sparkster was designed by Nobuya Nakazato, the man who designed Contra III. I'm not trying to imply that Sparkster is as good as Contra III, but it is about 70% as good. And anything that's 70% as good as one of the most ridiculously awesome games ever made is still pretty damn awesome. I mean, come on, it's a Konami platformer where you get a sword and a jetpack. If takes more than that to sell you on a video game, then you, my friend, are not a gamer; you are a goddam charlatan.

Valdronius: You have to like Sparkster for its hyper speed, smooth graphics and fun gameplay. It is without a doubt an addictive little game. Personally though, I prefer games that sustain a mind-numbing speed instead of delivering it in short bursts. You know, like the kind of sustained mind-numbing speed found in Uniracers. Yes, I'm still bitter.

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