Friday, August 07, 2015

Carlos



Les Adventures de Carlos was released in 1994 by Microids and you are in control of a bearded fat man wearing a rather odd costume! This might sound odd but your best friend appears to be a parrot who helps you out fighting off the flying nasties. Each level is stuffed with lots of baddies, however, you have no gun and need to use your enormous weight to squish everyone! You can even use some of that blubber when falling great heights, this creates a miniature earthquake thus killing anything nearby. Whatever works, right?

Aesthetically, Carlos looks and sounds really nice with gorgeous colours and beautiful sprites. However, the gameplay was designed to have scrollable levels and this poor ST port has push-scrolling - in all directions. This means that everything stops while the screen is pushed along and can become extremely irritating, especially during a diagonal jump which may require the screen to scroll in two directions. Now, this method might work perfectly well for some games but Carlos was designed to scroll and thus fails miserably.

The Atari ST has a wealth of decent platformers so we don't need rubbish like this. Don't bother loading this.

LINKS

 - I do not recommend Carlos but masochists can download it for floppy and hard drive.
 - Here are some level codes: Level 2 = BONGO / Level 3 = GALET / Level 4 = PATAU / Level 5 = SIRTA

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