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Leprechaun by Womp
Game:LeprechaunCompany:Tong Electronics Inc.
Type:PlatformPlayers:One or Two

Prepare thyself, for it be time to travel to the land of Ireland... Only in this case be sure to pack ye Irish Spring as we are heading headfirst into total crap.
It seems the CGA colored forests of Ireland are under seige by a tiny evil Leprechaun. You are cast into the role of a goofy fellow who must grab (Or shall I say dive into) the Leprechaun's pot of gold and escape to the next level, which you then repeat ad nauseum. As you make your way to the pot of gold you must "tag" the trees around the level which in turn adds points (Gold) to the pot. This is also the only real defense you have in this game as the Leprechaun, for a reason we are never told, seems to like the trees and will "untag" the trees you have already hit. This in turn takes away the points and your score. That's it...that's the game.
Now while games like this don't need much of a plot to be fun, this just isn't fun on any level...even for kids. The graphics are very CGA in presentation and just completely bland compared to other games of it's time, though the little rainbow effect was neat. Sound isn't too bad but not terribly exciting either on a whole average. It just goes on and on and really offers no difficulty (I got about 200,000 points when I got bored and purposely killed myself...not once did I die beforehand). For the most part the Leprechaun himself gets a bit faster and will move the pot of gold more frequently. Though the game is primative (And I mean next to Intellivison games even) I actually lost 2-4 FPS here and there on my 200MMX system. Not a big deal though , but it was there.
In the end the game is boring and just a waste of time and the only reason to even bother with it would be if you played it years ago and it brings back good memories (Yeah, maybe all 3 of you). Otherwise, spend your time with Galaga and leave this game to the Banshee.
Graphics
2
4
Sound
Play Control
9
3
Challenge
Replay Value
1
9
Performance
1999 EmuViews