>> Monday, April 5, 2010
Looking for a game with a difference on Philips cd-i? Well you've found it. Big Bang Show combines arcade action with puzzle solving, and even an optional quiz if you get stuck!
The object of the game is to guide Sparky, a ball of energy, around a series of 100 game screens (like mazes). You must avoid obstacles, use objects which you collect (for example, water droplets to put out fires) and also your strategy to find the goal at the end of each level which allows you to progress. There are several options to the game... you can have full commentary from Professor Albertus (the creator of Sparky), a fast or slow moving game, quiz on/off and you can save your progress continuously.
After you've completed a series of screens, you move either forwards or backwards in time. During the game you visit five different ages.. The Big Bang, Prehistoric times, The Middle Ages, The 20th Century and the future. Your enemies and objects to collect therefore vary in appearance considerably!
There are some points in the game where you find yourself in an impossible situation. This is where the quiz can help. If you set this to ''on'', you can try and answer a question on the various ages which, if correct, will get you out of the hole.
You can also choose to have a 1 or 2 player game, although this is not split screen.
The instructions are complete and in both English and French. The game can either be played in English or French. A digital video cartridge is not required. The game will play on all Philips cd-i players worldwide.