This is yet another game I used to play on C64, but I have to agree that this version is slightly better (although not sound wise). The main characters are the famous duo Bill and Ted (you remember the movies, don’t you?). They need to go back in time and prepare something excellent for their history paper otherwise they’ll flunk a year.
It’s now up to you to help them. You need to bring back a certain number of people (the actual number depends on the difficulty level you chose). But in order to convince them to come with you you’ll have to find them, get to them, sometimes bribe them and safely bring them to the phone boot (your time machine – sounds like dr. Who).
There are phone numbers added, so you know what number to put in to come to a certain time period (visit a certain person). Some people will follow you automatically as soon as you reach them, for others you’ll have to get a certain object. Don’t worry it’s easy to figure it out. A depressed Ludwig van Beethoven with Elvis’ poster on the wall needs a music note to finish his master piece (so you need to find it) and so on. There are also some places with no apparent reason (like the ice age), but even if you break your head open, the reason will still remain unknown to you (at least it was to me).
Overall the game isn’t that difficult. The puzzles are simple and most of the action scenes aren’t too demanding (although I must admit I never really bothered to rescue Marie Antoinette, because that maze was just too much).
You must remember though, that the phone booth can carry one four people at a time, so after you recruited two dudes you need to take them to the mall (but don’t enter yourself). Once you collected enough of them go inside the mall and wait for Missy (now that’s a mom) to call and let her take you to school (with the whole menagerie).
All in all this is a nice combination of adventure and action, but too easy. The graphics are nice, but the sound is awful. This game deserves an average mark (3).
I don’t know why, but the game can freeze when you go to see Billy the Kid. You don’t need to collect everybody, so I suggest you leave Billy out (or try to go for him first, just in case if the game freezes).
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