Sunday, February 07, 2016

Well 'Ard


Well 'Ard was released back in 1994 by Cybernation Software and is a platformer with nice graphics and a familiar title tune to rock your socks. First impressions appear somewhat (ahem) familiar to other games but it's the playability that matters the most so let's see how Well 'Ard (I love that name) stacks up against the competition...

Fancy being a thug? Well, today we are a rather fiercely looking tough nut who strangely carries no weapons. To reap his violence he must use those cute red booties to kill baddies - by jumping up and down on their heads until they are dead! The enemies are big sprites of cuteness, check out that snowman, I only wish there were more. Controls are accurate and responsive although I hope you have a decent joystick because some of the jumps are very tight.

Overall, Well 'Ard is a cracking game. To think it was developed in GFA Basic is incredible because it's fast and fluent with nice graphics. I doubt it would win an award for originality but it is most certainly one of the most enjoyable games released in 1994. An addictive platformer which will have you coming back for more - excellent game!!

LINKS

 - I have recorded a video of Well 'Ard which perfectly flaunts my gaming skills!
 - 8BitChip have a hard drive installable version of Well 'Ard.
 - Those who need it on floppy should seek out Old Games Finder.