Bill & Ted’s Excellent GB Adventure (C64)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Game Boy Adventure (Roman Werner) Free

Game title: Bill & Ted's Excellent Game Boy Adventure

Game description: Bill & Ted is a platform game with Rick Dangerous style puzzle elements thrown in. The evil tyrant, Chuck De Nomolos is out to alter history once again by stealing special Time Fragment orbs and scattering them across time. Bill and Ted need to travel across different time periods to retrieve them all. So your job is to go around each level, jumping platforms, climbing ladders and ropes and avoiding a whole lot of enemies and hazards to collect every orb. The game features 10 different timelines, which can be played in any order. You will find that on many levels the orbs need to be collected in a specific order as the game world environment and location of orbs will be altered as you activate various trigger spots.

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  • Production - 82%
    82%
  • Fun - 85%
    85%
  • Depth - 85%
    85%

Summary

When I first heard that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Game Boy Adventure had received a C64 conversion – I thought why bother if it doesn’t look like a Commodore 64 game. But after I sat down and completed my first play session of the game – all I could kind of say was excellent.

The C64 version of the game is quite well presented with the inclusion of the Gameboy bezel. This version of the game does include a number of variations including vertically scrolling to ensure that the full screen size gaming could be retained.

The game’s jumping mechanics have been enhanced to make the game more accessible and the 10 different timelines can be played in any order. I really appreciate these types of modifications and it shows that the developer wants the player to enjoy and experience the game as much as possible rather than lumping them with outdated 1980s game designs.

As for the game itself. Simple to pick up and play and a whole lot of fun. It is not a straight platform game. 

You will find that on many levels the orbs need to be collected in a specific order as the game world environment and location of orbs will be altered as you activate various trigger spots. So you will find yourself replaying the levels often as you learn the movement pattern that will eventually result in success.

Overall
84%
84%
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User Review
3.67 (3 votes)

Pros

  • Well presented with Game Boy bezel
  • Ability to play timelines in your preferred order
  • Good variation across different timeline levels
  • Enhanced jumping mechanic

Cons

  • While good, graphics are simply monochrome.
  • Levels must be completed within set time limit.

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