A successful television show leads to a successful videogame, right?
When I was a kid I recorded episodes of Home Improvement onto a VHS tape as I watched them live. I even went to the trouble of hitting the pause button during commercial breaks. The resulting product was a six hour TOUR-DE-FORCE of commercial-free 90s entertainment. Too bad I threw it away when my mom moved a few years ago.
More Power! Remember that? Catch phrase!
The game starts on the set of Tool Time, where Tim Taylor is about to reveal a new line of Binford power tools with his name on them. His plans are ruined when the tools turn up missing, right there in front of a live audience. How embarrassing! A note left at the scene of the crime tells Tim that in order to get his tools back he’ll have to return to a time where he belongs: The Stone Age. BURN!
The grappling hook has all the precision and elegance of Tim himself.
Al suggests that Tim start his search on the movie set near the Tool Time studio where they’re filming a prehistoric movie. Ah… so that’s how we get dinosaurs and 90s comedians in the same place at the same time. I thought there was some kind of time travel component, but no.
I’m supposed to fight this thing with a staple gun?!?!
The only flaw in this premise is that once Tim gets to the movie set, the “pretend” dinosaurs attack the shit out of him relentlessly. If these are just movie props then STOP ATTACKING ME! This whole ordeal could be easily worked out. I didn’t finish the game, so I don’t know if it’s all explained in the end. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it is.
Sorry guys, I couldn’t figure out a way to work Pamela Anderson into this post.
Fans of the sitcom should check this game out, but beware of the frustrating level design and repetitive backtracking required.
Put the nail gun down and let this one out of the locker on a short, dinosaur-strength leash.