Adventure Island: The Beginning is a remake from the Adventure Island games in the past with several twists. In this game you play as a character called Master Higgins. There are 16 really hard levels. Four worlds with four levels each. There’s the Forest, the Mountain, the Beach and the Castle. At the forth level of each world, there’s a boss battle. There are 3 weapons in this game and you get them in an egg in the levels. There’s also a fairy which gives you invincibility, a skateboard and the only bad thing stored in an egg is a bad fruit which takes your health down much faster. There are four mini-games in this game, but I’m only going to talk about my two favourites because I don’t want to spoil anything to you guys. The first mini-game is a skateboarding race against time. The other is a game which the objective is to get the most taps in the A button in ten seconds. All these games can be played in multiplayer. In the story mode there is another mode which I’m not going to talk about right now because I don’t want to spoil anything. There are also online rankings for the mini-games and the levels high scores. In the story mode when you go to your mode you can buy stuff for your character like having him double jump or upgrades for his weapons. To buy these you’ll need a certain amount of melons found in the levels. Then there are also new costumes for Master Higgins which you can get when you achieve something like getting every single melon in the game.
Graphics: 7.5/10: Nothing much for a 2D side scrolling game.
Sounds: 7/10: Can get repetitive later in the game.
Gameplay: 7.5/10: Controls are stiffy but it’s really fun to play this game.
Lasting Appeal: 8/10: With the mini-games unlockables, upgrades 16 levels in the first mode and ? levels in the second, you can play this for weeks.
Overall Score: 30/40: In America this game costs 800 points and in Europe 1000, so either way if you like platformers, it’s worth it.