Doraemon Meikyu Daisakusen

a.k.a. Cratermaze / ドラえもん 迷宮大作戦

created and published by Hudson Soft in 1989-10-31, running on PC Engine
type: action/reflex, maze
genre: Cartoon, Manga
series: Doraemon
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

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Personal review

The game is based on some rather unknown arcade game "Kid no Hore Hore Daisakusen", which is also known in the west under the name "Booby Kids" due to the so titled NES port. For the Japanese PC-Engine version they replaced the original characters with Doraemon and his friends. The US version named Cratermaze on the other hand features the original characters from the arcade version. Besides the character exchange both versions have different music and instead of treasure chests, Doraemon has to pick up pies. The gameplay consists of searching all of the said treasure chests or pies, so that a key spawns which opens the exit door of the maze. The controls are good, the graphics and sound are average but thats ok for this kind of game. After about ten rounds or so the game becomes rather monotonous though, because the half dozen graphical sets begin to repeat constantly and you have seen all gameplay elements and extras.

# 2008-04-24 23:57:43

Official description

Cratermaze is a comical action game set in a parallel world. While on a trip through time, you and your friends are confronted by Kublai, henchman to the evil Zenzombie. He traps your friends at separate points in the space-time continuum. Now you must fight your way through 60 rounds of mazes to save your friends. Dinosaurs, ninjas, robots and other enemies lurk within the mazes, spanning from primitive times to the future. Escape the enemies by digging holes to trap them in and then filling the holes to finish them off.
# 2017-04-27 14:48:27 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

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