Tuesday, January 18, 2011

#22 - The Adventures of Lolo 3


                 
                     Man, global warming has really gotten out of hand in Eggerland.


                                                      That just looks like hell. 


PLAYERS: 1

PUBLISHER: HAL Labs

DEVELOPER: HAL Labs

GENRE: Puzzle

RELEASE DATE: November 1991


Sadly, our little blue hero's adventures have come to an end with this, the third and final chapter in the Lolo series. I'm not sure how popular these games were back in the early 90's, but this series could definitely use some reviving. For crying out loud, HAL Labs is super swoll with cash from Super Smash Bros! It could afford to satisfy the few Lolo faithful out in the world with a downloadable title or something.

Whatever. It probably won't happen, so enjoy the NES trilogy! Actually, if there are any of you out there who are gaga for Lolo, may I recommend checking out some of the earlier games in the series for the MSX and Famicom Disk System. Yeah, yeah, emulation and all that, but these games are definitely worth seeking out. Don't bother looking for titles in the Lolo series, though. The series actually began as Eggerland in Japan, with Eggerland Mystery and Eggerland 2 both coming out for the MSX and the FDS. A couple "enhanced" ports of Eggerland 2 followed on the Famicom, then HAL decided to port over Adventures of Lolo to the U.S.;  Lolo 1 is actually just 50 "easier" levels from the older Eggerland games. Your gaming knowledge for the day! For more info, check out hardcoregaming101.net.


                                       It's a living, breathing Lolo world and stuff.

Lolo 3 plays like the last two, as expected, but there are a couple new changes. For starters, you don't simply progress from floor to floor. The game is set on a world map and each "dungeon" takes place in different environments, like a tree or a tower or a mountain. You can play as Lolo's girlfriend, Lala (living in sin, are we Lolo?)... which is essentially playing a pink Lolo. And there's a new enemy, a whale named Moby that can suck you towards him. The difficulty curve is also a little bit easier this time around than Lolo 2, which is a relief. With the initially less demanding difficulty, however, there are more levels to complete, so the game does eventually get butt-crunk challenging on one's noggin.

If you haven't played this series and you're a NES fan, what's wrong with you? You can find all the games used for less than thirty dollars, and it's worth every penny. Go, stop reading, DO IT NOW!

A


                                                  Until we meet again...

5 comments:

  1. Thanks to your reviews of the Lolo series, I think I'm going to have to check out these games that I missed out during my childhood.

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  2. Dude..these reviews are just awesome...
    Next time your trudging thru hell-pixelated, just know you have fans of your blog out there that appreciate the effort and look forward to a humorous review of a terrible game just as much as one written about a killer cart..they are all your children to show off..lol
    Salut!
    Kyle Willson

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  3. Thanks, Darth Pacino! I really appreciate the kind words. Sometimes it really does feel like trudging through pixelated hell... a very apt description, indeed. Fans are what make it worthwhile.

    My sincere thanks and gratitude for reading!

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  4. I played the hell out of these games as a kid. Still remember a password from the first one. I think these really flexed the logic part of my brain and helped that develop, though I just thought it was fun at the time. Both times I've worked on a personal game project, once in Visual Baisc on Windows 3.1 and another in XNA on Xbox360, I made games very similar to Lolo.

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    1. No doubt about it, the Lolo series is up there with the greats on the system.

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