A Fun (If Not Hard) Adventure.
Another classic licensed game from one of the big powerhouses of the NES, Capcom’s Little Nemo: The Dream Master is an excellently fun game if not a very very VERY hard one. This game is definitely not for beginners and can really only be recommended for the more hardcore of video game players and those wanting a serious challenge out of their video games. The premise is somewhat simple, you direct the protagonist Nemo as he romps around through multiple worlds in his pajamas and find friendly animals to recruit to his cause. This is done by giving the animals you meet along the way the gift of candy in return for letting you ride and sometimes go inside them (kind of like Human Centipede…eww) to get through the sprawling levels and find the keys hidden around to open the way to the next stage. The difficult part is in the lack of weaponry and defenses you have along the way. Nemo himself does not have any means of attack and only a few of the animals you meet along the way that you can recruit to your cause can actually attack back at the enemies you face. In addition, the lack a password or save system makes this one a game you have to attack in a single go or else you’re out of luck. The pressure is definitely on to pass through this difficult masterpiece and the journey will most likely leave some cursing at their TVs and throwing their controllers out the window. The music however is simply amazing. The mostly upbeat tunes are some of my most played soundtrack pieces on my computer and will be stuck in your head for hours to come. In the end, this is a game more for adults that feel like a kid at heart and want a good challenge as opposed to a game that any nine-year-old will pick up and instantly love. It grows on you like a fungus. A candy coated fungus unlike any you’ve ever seen! Due to its beautiful graphics, fun gameplay, and toe-tapping music; I’d personally recommend this gem to many people but because of its difficulty I’m happy to award Little Nemo The Dream Master a solid 8 out of 10.
Reviewed by: alexchino55 from Miami, FL on 10/19/2011