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Fushigi no Yume no Alice
不思議の夢のアリス
7 Dec 1990

 
 
(In)famous for the early PCE curio Hany in the Sky (1988) Face have seldom produced anything of real value.
Alice is quite good though - it's an enchanting little platform game based on the works of Lewis Carroll.
Also known as 'Alice in Wonderdream' (or directly translated as 'The Wonderful Dream of Alice') this is a smooth and no-nonsense platform game, whose gameplay feels like a direct mix of Super Mario Bros (1985) and Rockman (1987).
And dammit it's tough … Enemies quickly become difficult to kill with the charged 'shout', and accurately jumping on them (the most powerful means of attack) is hard to get right.
The trick is to use Alice’s secret magical powers: press RUN to pause, then 'I' to open a selection of books. At first there is only one available, but that's the one: it reveals invisible power-ups. Turns out every level is riddled with items, but they're all hidden in this weird parallel dimension.
Give the game a try - it's smooth, fun and full of nice little touches, more than enough to make it a memorable original PC Engine production. But it's hard to explain why.
‘I can’t explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘because I’m not myself, you see.’ ‘I don’t see,’ said the caterpillar.

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Fushigi no Yume no Alice
不思議の夢のアリス
PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 7 Dec 1990
Publisher Face
Product ID FA02-007
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
A sharp and no-nonsense platform challenge cunningly disguised as a cutesy kids game. Beware.
A great PC Engine exclusive!

Standard PCE case, 3Mbit HuCard, monochrome booklet.

 



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