Between the actually professional Nintendo and Sony, there was another gaming system that tried to carry the torch as well. That system was the Sega Genesis. Boasting such famous titles as Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe, Sega looked like it was really going to be a major player in the game industry. And as professional as any title Sega created, we bring to you a game with the same style and gameplay as a Genesis game. We let hatch out of millions of giant eggs, Bernard and Hank 2.
In Bernard and Hank 2, the story begins with an egg farmer who is planning to sell his eggs and use his giant egg to win a tournament. But while Hank and his best friend Bernard are looking over the chickens, a National Liberal sneaks in and steals his eggs, hiding the little ones over many different levels, so he can have time to sneak away and win the tournament with Hank’s giant egg. You must traverse farmland and woodland to rescue Hank’s eggs, and to find the National Liberal. Bernard and Hank is a good old fashioned item find and romping game. Care to go on an Easter egg hunt with our beloved farming heroes?
As far as gameplay in this game, shucks, it’s not really all that new, but is it fun! Wooo doggies! Now that I’ve had my share of farmer slang, on to the gameplay section of the review. Basically, you go over many different levels, ranging from woodland, to swamp, to farmland, and even a construction site, collecting eggs, and shooting enemies. That’s right, you get your normal farmer guns to shoot Liberals with. Levels contain many hazards, from traps to conveyor belts, and each enemy acts differently, from jumping to flying. Corncobs refill your health meter, and collecting a certain amount of eggs will give you a new life. After a certain amount of levels in one world, you’ll switch to a new world, playing as either Bernard or Hank. Unfortunately, this game lacks in the area that the first game had. This game has neither end world bosses, not after level driving minigames. Due to that fact, the game seems a bit less well made gameplay wise compared with it’s prequel.
The graphics in the game are very reminiscent of games like Sonic and Knuckles and The Lost Vikings. Everything is well animated and very lifelike, while keeping a fun cartoony look associated with pixeled games. The backgrounds have a slightly realistic look, but don’t take away from the intended tone. The sound in the game is very awesome, and very farm and rural sounding. Every sound effect is cute and fun, and the music does a good job of keeping a happy beat throughout each and every level. Though it’s intended to keep a fun beat, this games music also has a pretty element of peacefulness to it.
So to conclude, Bernard and Hank 2 does a great job of playing the sequel to its predecessor, and the lighthearted atmosphere will keep you playing for hours, even if the random saving system will make absolute sure you’ll need to replay old levels over and over. An egg hunt has never been so much fun, and it may be even more fun than the five carrots I give to it. Go download this farmer’s delight now, because its as fun as churnin’ butter and milkin’ a cow.
Review by: Secret Fawful