Amiga Flame - Game Reviews - Tin Toy In The House Of Fun Adventure
Tin Toy In The House Of Fun Adventure
Price: £12.99 UK Pounds
Developer/Publisher: Mutation Software - (Mail Order Only)
Requirements: Aga, HD installable or floppy, PAL.
When you get this game you can either install it onto your hard drive or play from
There is only one disk swap in the game which means you can play it straight away but
you'll find this game hard to put away.
Before you play the game it is best to know the storyline to the game so you know the
objectives. The story goes like this; you are a tin toy and you have to defeat the evil
clown who has cast a spell on the everyone that allows him to control them. The problem is
you will have to fight your way through the house to the attic to finally confront the evil clown
and defeat him, breaking the spell.
Through the game their is a number of stages containing four or five levels at the end
of a stage you will have to defeat the stage boss who can be quiet tough. But your Tin Toy
has some hidden weapons of his own to defeat any types of enemy looking for a fight.
The main weapon is shooting stars or jumping on top of your enemy, these can take
time to kill the enemy and in later levels enemy will attack you with weapons of their own. The
special weapons take time to implement but are killers when used against any nearby
enemy. The best of the special weapons is the whirlwind which allows you to speed
the level killing anything in your path but make sure your not near any spike traps.
Another excellent one is the smart weapon which is when you let rabbits jump out of your hat
into any enemy near to you. This weapon is very good to use against the first stage boss.
You also have other special options such as sucking in air, holding your breath and flying in the air for a
while. This helps to get across any traps and to any ledges which may have something for you
to pick up. There is also a big hat weapon which can move along the path killing anything
it comes across or you can jump on top of it to use it as a ledge. All your weaponry
relies on you to collect them on each level, you'll find that some of them have been placed so
you run into a trap. From the weapons I have said about you can see that the game is very
much original and well thought out, the designer has made the game so different than other
Amiga games on the market.
The first stage is called the Enchanted Path that leads into the house through the
Each level changes in difficulty and gets more detailed. You'll the first couple of levels
are learning levels but the next couple have been designed to trick you and make you fall
into spike traps or into any incoming bad guys.
The enemy in this stage consist of bees, pears, seeds and tomatoes. The toughest is the
seeds which fall from trees and are hard to spot so you need to keep a watch out for
But you also have a good guy in this stage which was a brilliant surprise. Some spike
traps are bigger than they seem and can not be jumped over and so a friendly Dragonfly can fly you
to the other side.
The next stage is the kitchen where you will have more difficult enemies such as a
sausage who throws a fork at you and plenty of other ones. I won't tell you any more as I don't
want to spoil it.
The graphics in this game are very colourful and everything is detailed to give you the
feel of the game. It also has the music that adds to the atmosphere and addiction of the
game. This game has all the ingredients a game needs and for the price of £12.99 it's a bargain
to be missed.
Graphics 90% - "Very colourful detailed graphics that grab your attention"
Playability 91% - "Its got the gameplay every game needs"
Sound 93%- "Brilliant music that works well with the game"
Addiction 90% - "It's so easy to play that you that you won't want to stop playing"
Lastability 88% - "Gets harder in latter stages"
Overall "A magical game that been well thought out for the player to enjoy. Just don't miss it."
Amiga Flame Star of Excellence
Price: £12.99 + £1.00 (Currency UK pounds) for overseas postage.
The address to contact Mutation Software for details on ordering is:-
15 Burcote Drive