Danan: The Jungle Fighter (Sega) Review | Mean Machines Sega - Everygamegoing

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Danan: The Jungle Fighter
By Sega
Sega Master System (EU Version)

 
Published in Mean Machines Sega #3

Danan: The Jungle Fighter

Mixing Rastan-style gameplay with the tiniest RPG elements, Danan: The Jungle Fighter received a distinctly lukewarm reception from our reviewing staff all those months ago.

What We Said Then

Jaz: Jungle Fighter is an enjoyable and straightforward horizontally scrolling hack 'n slash game.

Matt: At the end of the day, Danan doesn't grab the imagination - we've all seen this too many times before.

What We Say Now

Jaz: Very average. It was overrated at the time because it was a fairly unusual game. These days with plenty of better platformers around, this would be lucky to get 55%.

Rich: I thought this was rather cacky when I first saw it all those months ago. If I were reviewing it now, I'd probably deduct a whopping great 15% from each of the ratings. It's okay, but Master System owners deserve better quality for their money.

Verdict

Presentation 81%
Reasonable loading screen, and the conversations with characters are well presented.

Graphics 72%
Pretty, if samey, graphics, but the scrolling can be jerky and some of the sprites aren't particularly lifelike.

Sound 59%
Very boring aurally, with bog-standard sound effects and tunes.

Playability 78%
Interesting to explore, and the straightforward gameplay means it's simple to get into.

Lastability 62%
Although the number of levels means there's a lot of game in there, there's not a lot of variety in the actual gameplay.

Overall 72%
A worthy effort marred by lack of variety and poor animation.