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Buster Brothers -- Hudson Soft

Buster Brothers (aka Pom Ping World in the arcades) is a new strategic-action/puzzle game for play on the Turbo Grafx-16 CD-ROM. As a world explorer, you must travel to different levels across the globe. In each level, you will encounter varying numbers of bouncing balls. Harpoon a ball, and it breaks into two smaller balls. Break each ball repeatedly to clear the level, or be crushed by them. Up to two players can challenge the levels simultaneously. Each level has a background and musical theme representative of its location on the world map. A variety of power-ups appear throughout to aid you on your journey.

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Wierd. Another puzzle game (Turbo has its fair share), it's actually quite fun. Check it out. I find it hard to explain. Check out the numbers...

A very strange game, indeed. The graphics are nothing too special. The music changes to suit the country you are in. The difficulty of this game is not too high. But this version is a good representation of its arcade counterpart, Pom Ping World. This game is worth trying, but only worth buying if you are really into puzzle games.

Shoot the clocks, don't shoot the grappler, and whatever you do, don't shoot the dynamite unless you're ready for a mess! These are a few tips I recommend for this excellent action/puzzle game for the Turbo. Great control, great graphics, perfect music, and fast paced action make this a keeper. I recommend this game as a permenant addition to anyone's Turbo library.

With a fairly unique concept, clear graphics, and an excellent soundtrack, Buster Brothers is a very solid title. While the difficulty level is rather low, the game is a lot of fun to play. I like the two-player mode, although it tends to make the game even easier. The backgrounds are excellent. Definently an above-average game.

>>>>> 76.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.0 3.5 4.5 4.0
Sound 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5
Gameplay/Control 3.0 2.5 4.0 3.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0 3.5 4.5 3.0
Overall 4.0 3.5 4.5 4.0
Total 19.0 17.0 22.0 18.5

Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 3 (08-09/92)