Strap on your space suit and prepare yourself to be teleported right into the world that awaits. All is not what it seems, and your task of recovering stolen items is made more difficult by the many enemies, which is where Captain Comic comes in! That’s right, it's Captain Comic, a sort of older hero from way back in 1988. This is a fun platform game that shows you what platform games were like back in the day. Well it was back in the day and even if you weren't there... (Oh, sorry; song moment.) Continue onward anyway and see what this title has to offer.
The story begins as Captain Comic has come to the planet Tambi to recover the treasures stolen from the planet Omsoc. This simple premise is in keeping with the early days of platform games; at least it has to some extent a story, so that's a plus. You will notice the graphics right away; there is not much in terms of sound either, with the odd blips and bops all you will hear, so prepare yourself for what is to come.
Graphically the game looks good for its age. The screen shows plenty of color for your character, the enemies, and the different environments that you will encounter. It is good all round in this area; it is not spectacular, but keeping in mind that it was released in 1988, it looks fine. There is always plenty of action on screen as well, with the different enemies in the various worlds you will see, and sometimes this can be a bit overwhelming with the numbers that come at you. This is especially apparent with the enemy tactic of suddenly appearing when you jump, as was common with platform games of the time. Still, it’s manageable and mostly requires quick reflexes. The game itself is easy to pick up and get started. Eventually you'll start finding items, and soon you'll end up at the castle where you'll need the main item of them all, the sacred crown.
As stated earlier, there isn't much in terms of sound, or music for that matter. The game is only 88 Kb in size, which would seem to be the main reason. I don’t believe this impacts the game, though. The controls seem a bit loose at times, especially when jumping, so there may be the odd time when you overjump a platform. This takes some getting used to, but it shouldn't take too long.
Still, this was a fun game and it was interesting to see a game called Captain Comic. See if you can lead him on a successful mission for the planet Omsoc! Let's hear it for Planet Omsoc, no? Well, just play the game then.