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Monday, June 12, 2006

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The Adventures Of El Ballo Examined
6:59 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Macworld's Game Room has posted a review of The Adventures of El Ballo, the risque side scrolling platformer created by ProRattaFactor and published by Ambrosia Software. The game follows the El Ballo on his quest to save the world of Testicular from the evil clutches of Dr. Cough. The Game Room gave El Ballo a score of 3 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

At its core, The Adventures of El Ballo is cut from the same cloth as Super Mario Brothers and so many other games of that ilk—you run from side to side, jump up on platforms, unlock simple puzzles, blast foes and collect goodies. The game unfolds over more than two dozen levels, and as you progress you gain access to new weapons and have to face off against new enemies.

There are a few interesting novelties at work here. One is the artwork in the game—the entire game has an enormously appealing hand-drawn look to it, using cel shaded-style graphics. Animation is good, sound effects are perfunctory, and the soundtrack is excellent (in fact, you can buy it separately from if the mood fits).

Another twist is El Ballo’s ability to see perches when he stands still. This is handy at points in the game where it’s not immediately obvious where he can walk or run to, such as climbing a cliff wall or jumping from the edge of one platform to another.

Check out the rest of the review at the link below.

Ambrosia Software
El Ballo

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