You just played the theme tune in your head didn't you?

A blast from the past that all children of the 90’s will remember. Watching those adorable little bastards get into outlandish adventures right before setting of for school to learn your times tables, and read about Rodger Red Hat and play bull dog with your besties. Simpler times. And much like me and the Big Bang Theory now, I must have watched every episode 50+ times. But then they made a video game!

I have fond memories of this game from my childhood, spending hours and hours playing out the various adventures to try and collect all the Reptar puzzle pieces to complete the game, before being dragged out by mom to Somerfields for the weekly shop. This was back in the days of memory cards, which were needed to save your game progress. For some reason, I didn't have one when I was playing this. I must not have saved up enough pocket money...

If I played this today, I’d have the credits rolling in less than an hour. However, I've watched various videos posted on YouTube to refresh my fondness of this game… and the sound would drive me insane If I had to listed to it for more than 2 minutes. And even by the standards of the time, the graphics hurt my eyes; you can actually count the pixels!

But to a child of fewer years, I can see why this game would be like drugs to them. Bright colours, silly sounds, and simple game play.

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I have a 6 year old nephew now that would go barmy for this. You literally cannot screw it up. It's so easy to play, which was probably why I loved it so much (as a shorter version of myself). It was something I could actually play and make progress with. Slow, slow progress. But progress nonetheless.

As much as this was great for me at the time, but unlike other games from my younger years, I'm happy for this to remain in the nostalgic memory banks of childhood.

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A nostalgic look at a 90’s classic.

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By ADAM BURLEIGH
14/02/17