Casper (video game)

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Casper
Casper Coverart.png
Developer(s) Funcom
Logicware (3DO)
Bonsai Entertainment (GB)
Imagineering (SNES)
G3 Interactive (GBC)
Planet Interactive (GBA)
Publisher(s) Interplay Entertainment
Natsume (GB & SNES)
Microïds (GBA)
Composer(s) Richard Band
Platform(s) PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO, Game Boy, SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) PlayStation[1]
  • NA August 31, 1996
  • EU 1996
Sega Saturn[2]
  • NA September 30, 1996
  • EU 1996
  • JP April 25, 1997
3DO[3]
Game Boy[4]
  • NA November 1996
  • EU 1996
SNES[5]
  • NA December 1996
  • EU April 1997
Game Boy Color[6]
  • NA May 2000
  • EU November 3, 2000
Game Boy Advance[7]
  • NA 2002
  • EU March 22, 2002
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Casper is an action-adventure game based on the 1995 film of the same name. It was released for PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO, Game Boy, SNES, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.

Reception[edit]

Casper received mixed to negative reviews. Aggregating review website GameRankings gave the 3DO version 72.50% based on 2 reviews,[8] the Sega Saturn version 67.00% based on 1 review,[9] the SNES version 55.00% based on 1 review,[10] the Game Boy Color version 54.00% based on 3 reviews,[11] the Game Boy Advance version 50.00% based on 1 review[12] and the PlayStation version 49.25% based on 4 reviews.[13] Sega Saturn Magazine gave the Saturn version a 70%, calling it "a decent enough effort with what is a particularly sugary film, spoilt by some frustrating flaws in the gameplay and action that is too repetitive."[14] Their next issue printed a retraction, admitting that Interplay had not sent them a review copy of Casper, and that the review was actually based on an unfinished version of the game.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casper Release Information for PlayStation". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Casper Release Information for Saturn". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Casper Release Information for 3DO". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Casper Release Information for Game Boy". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Casper Release Information for Super Nintendo". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Casper Release Information for Game Boy Color". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Casper Release Information for Game Boy Advance". GameFAQs. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Casper for 3DO". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Casper for Saturn". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Casper for Super Nintendo". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Casper for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Casper for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Casper for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  14. ^ Allsetter, Rob (February 1996). "Review: Casper". Sega Saturn Magazine (4) (Emap International Limited). pp. 80–81. 
  15. ^ "Whoops...". Sega Saturn Magazine (5) (Emap International Limited). March 1996. p. 10.