Vist Genki!

Format: Mega Drive
From: Ma-Ba
Year of Release: 1994
Onscreen Language: Japanese
Campaign 1 - Banner 2

Crayon Shin Chan

Arashi Wo Yobu Enji

A conversion of the Super Famicom game made a year earlier.

The gameplay remains the same; Shin Chan must wander around his street collecting shining cards. He gets hints on card locations by visiting his neiborghs but has to avoid, or jump on/roll through, the other kids or he'll eventually grow tired and fall asleep.

As with the Super Famicom game there is also a selection of mini games if you tire of the main attraction although these are mostly different from those available in the original. On the Mega Drive they include competitive bubble blowing, blind-fold melon cracking and painting.

The differences between the two versions are fairly minor. The soundtracks are different, the Mega Drive version has no door animation but does allow you to skip dialogs and the CPU characters have different attacks. Unusually the graphics in the two are almost identical but the speech samples are far less clear on Sega's machine. This port is also let down by far less responsive controls. Here you'd be much better off avoiding your opponents than trying to head stomp them.

Both versions are fun but neither is anything new in terms of gameplay.

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