Monster Party.

In Monster Party your name is Mark and you are heading home after playing some baseball with your friends. As you look up, a blazing star appears and blinds you with light. When your sight returns, a winged alien creature that looks like a gargoyle stands in front of you. The alien says his name is Bert and he promptly asks for your help in dealing with the evil monsters that are terrorizing his Dark World. Your weapon will be useful, even though it is nothing more than a baseball bat. You are reluctant at first but soon agree and Bert whisks you away. As you travel to Dark World, Bert fuses with you so that you can transform into him (albeit for a short time) when you battle the monsters. Once on Dark World the player takes control of Mark who, with his bat, must fight all sorts of creatures. The bat can be used to directly inflict damage on enemies but it can also be used to deflect anything that is shot at Mark.

This is very helpful when dealing with bosses. In the game, you will face all sorts of creatures, from traditional (mummies, giant spiders, zombies, the Grim Reaper) to Japanese legends (human faced dogs called Jinmenken) to enemies unique to the game (a caterpillar, walking pants, fried shrimp, and a giant cat). When the enemies are killed, they drop hearts (life energy) or pill that transform Mark into Bert. As Bert, you can fly and shoot beams that are more harmful than the bat. A total of eight levels are available, each with multiple doors that must be entered in order to either find enemies or a question mark that can give health, points, or pills. Monster Party is an average but enjoyable platformer.

  • 6/10
    Gameplay - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Sound - 5/10
6/10

Summary

A total of eight levels are available, each with multiple doors that must be entered in order to either find enemies or a question mark that can give health, points, or pills. Monster Party is an average but enjoyable platformer.

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