Monday, October 16, 2017

Decap Attack on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (videogame)

Decap Attack is a retro game from the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive that is included in Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection on PS3 or Xbox 360. The character you play as is Chuck D. Head whose entire body is wrapped up in bandages, his eyes are peaking out of his torso and if you can find it and keep it, a skull to sit on his shoulders. This is a platforming game and I like that some levels require you navigate vertically rather than just horizontally. You don’t have to defeat enemies to progress through the stages, but you will need to defeat a boss at the end of each level. Your attack is normally extending your eyes out of your torso, but if you have the skull, you can throw it and any enemy it comes in contact with will be instantly defeated (unless it’s a boss).

I really liked this game after a while. At first I thought it was OK, and it took me a few sessions before I could get past level 2. Once I did get past the second level I really enjoyed it; the backgrounds and enemies changed and I got better at finding and keeping the skull, which makes things easier. I won’t spoil the ending for you but your Chuck D. Head character is rewarded for his efforts, which let’s face it, going through all seven levels with bandages for skin and no head – most of the time, he deserves a reward. I suggest you try this if you like platforming games, retro Sega games, or if the review here sounds interesting. If you don’t have a PS3 or Xbox 360 to try it out on, you can also get it on Steam for PC for about $3. For more information, including a walk-through for DeCap Attack, check out the GameFAQ page:

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to watch a longplay (someone playing the whole game start to finish): ]

Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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