Count Duckula 2

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Count Duckula 2
Count Duckula 2.jpg
Publisher(s) Alternative Software
Series Count Duckula
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cassette tape

Count Duckula 2 is a computer game for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC released in 1992 by Alternative Software.

It was the follow-up to the 1989 release Count Duckula in No Sax Please—We're Egyptian. Both are tie-in licenses of the Cosgrove Hall Count Duckula cartoon series.

Gameplay[edit]

Count Duckula 2 is a platform game in which the player advances Duckula from screen to screen shooting soft toys with a ketchup gun.

Critical reaction[edit]

Critically, the game consistently achieved some of the lowest review scores of the 8-bit era and is considered one of the worst games published for these platforms. Sinclair User reviewed the game, awarding it 64%, concluding: "If you like silent, slow, basic, dated, unresponsive, annoying games, get it!".[1] The Your Sinclair review was more scathing, awarding 9%: "The whole thing seems to play quite happily by itself, with the player being a sort of novelty bonus."[2]

The Amstrad CPC version fared no better, with Amstrad Action awarding the game a mere 3%.

In the final issue of Your Sinclair, Count Duckula 2 was voted the Number One Worst Speccy Game Of All Time by the magazine's readers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinclair User issue 128 at World Of Spectrum
  2. ^ Your Sinclair issue 84 at World of Spectrum
  3. ^ Your Sinclair, issue 93, September 1993

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