User reviews for StarTropics
8.8 / 10Combined Score
Can be diabolically hard at times; stiff controls; dungeons begin to look the same after a while; having to talk to literally everybody in a village to progress is annoying, especially if you're playing a subsequent time.
Startropics is a game I enjoyed a fair bit as a child. It definitely had the edge that a good amount of other NES games didn't. It had heaps of fun, excitement and challenge just waiting behild your TV screen. Nowadays, it's... mostly a cult classic among retro gamers. Do I think it's a classic? Yes. Do I think this is the best NES game out there? Absolutely not. This doesn't compare to Metal Storm or Super Mario Brothers 3. Startropics definitel...
Grid movement system will take some time to adjust to as there's no diagonal movement, sometimes you'll spend quite a lot of time trying to solve 1 puzzle, movement controls can be unresponsive sometimes (it's a minor problem actually, though it gets ever so bothersome), and the later levels of the game may frustrate players due to the fact that this game forces you to better yourself.
Created in 1990 by Nintendo, Startropics is a game you that is fun and addicting. When you first load it up and press start.....
Very high difficulty level. Poor controls.
One of the most-hyped NES games of all time, StarTropics was essentially a game made by Nintendo revolving around Nintendo and their desire to make their ideal videogame revolving around Nintendo real-life personalities. The story focuses on Mike Jones, a young boy visiting a relative on a remote island. But the old man's missing and Mike must do island hopping to find him, armed with only, of all things, a yo-yo! Now that's something you don't see every day!
The graphics are simple but effective, as are sounds. Controls are a bit on the sticky side-the buttons are not as responsive as they should be, frustrating when you're trying to rapid-fire attack. There are also significant issues with turbo controllers, which won't work if you turn the speed up too high. Also you can only move in 4 directions-no diagonal movements allowed! Not surprisingly, this also contributes to a...