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Splash Lake -- NEC Avenue

Splash Lake is an exciting new puzzle game for play on the Turbo Grafx-16 CD-ROM. As Ozzie the Ostrich, you must use your strong beak to peck away at bridges. Peck the right places and you'll sink your enemies right into the lake. But, peck the wrong place and you'll end up sinking yourself, instead. Players will face many different enemies including the dreaded Black Ostrich, himself. A two-player simultaneous mode allows you and a friend to challenge levels together in Splash Lake.

Ferrari Man
Splash Lake is a very good puzzle game. While not to new in concept--some new twists are presented. With 180 stages it'll keep you busy.

Splash Lake is a great puzzle game. It doesn't use any extraordinary graphics or sounds, however, the challenge is very high. This game will keep any player busy for a very long time. I only recommend this game for puzzle lovers. Because this is a puzzle game the game control is nothing special. Definitely a very solid puzzle game.

This is a really cool puzzle game, nothing really new per-say, but a clever twist on the hop/jump theme. Also, I liked that the game was overhead view. Definitely a must have for puzzle lovers. For later stages though, a second player is almost a must. My only complaint is this game should of had different animations for each set of 60 stages. In any event, if this is the new trend in Turbo titles, look out big-guys!

While it may start out seemingly simple, Splash Lake is much more than it first appears. With 60 standard stages and an additional 120 bonus stages this game will keep puzzlers busy for quite some time. While the graphics are simple, they are well done, and the amusement-park style music is refreshing. Turbo is sure to "make waves" with this excellent title.

>>>>> 76.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P Salamander
Graphics 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5
Sound 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0
Gameplay/Control 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0
Longevity/Playability 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.0
Overall 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Total 17.5 18.5 20.0 20.5

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