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Title: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on August 16, 2014, 17:02:03 PM
Chuck Rock is a side-scrolling platformer which was initially released in 1991 for the Atari ST and Amiga computers by Core Design.  In the years that followed, the game was ported to various other systems by other publishers.  The story of the game has Chuck's wife, Ophelia kidnapped by a bully called Garry Gritter.  Garry takes Ophelia to a dinosaur graveyard and it is up to Check to rescue her.  He has to cross primeval jungles, swamps, lakes, an ice-capped mountain top, underground caves, and even the insides of a gigantic dinosaur to find her. So, how do all the versions compare?  Let's find out...

https://youtu.be/RC4DPYcGdlU
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: Vyothric on August 16, 2014, 17:11:46 PM
Having played several versions of this I'd personally recommend the Mega Drive version of Chuck Rock 1 and the Mega CD or Master System version of Chuck Rock 2.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on August 16, 2014, 17:37:47 PM
Cool.  I'm thinking of getting the cart version of Chuck Rock and the CD for Chuck Rock 2.  The CD version of the original doesn't seem to add much from the cart version.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 18:03:57 PM
The Super Nintendo version is not bad either. Maybe because that is the version I own but have played the Sega CD and would recommend it if you do not have the cart already.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on August 17, 2014, 18:28:56 PM
The CD is hard to find and expensive.  The cart is easier to find for Sega. 
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 18:32:27 PM
Ok. I did not know about the price. Forgot Chuck Rock was released in a box. I miss the old boxes over the plastic cases but the boxes tend to hold value better.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on August 17, 2014, 18:38:44 PM
Chuck Rock II is easy to find on CD, though. 
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 18:45:30 PM
A friend of mine used to have both. I bought B.C. Racers because I heard Chuck and Chuck Junior were characters you could choose.

Funny I bought B.C. Racers because of playing the first two games but never bought a copy till stumbling across the Super NES version of Chuck Rock. Glad Chuck II on CD is easy to find now. It is a fun game.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on August 17, 2014, 18:48:51 PM
Yeah, I just bought Chuck on cart and Chuck II on CD on ebay.  :)
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 19:12:54 PM
Great!
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: zapiy on October 02, 2014, 22:10:48 PM
Great game and like Vyo i can vouch for the Megadrive version but i would say the Amiga one was the best for me personally.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on October 03, 2014, 01:13:52 AM
I've tried out the Genesis version I got and I've liked it.  I still have to properly play the sequel on the Sega CD.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Chuck Rock
Post by: TrekMD on July 07, 2019, 22:00:03 PM
Here is a new video looking at this game and comparing various versions...

https://youtu.be/TiZ8vHrS6gU
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