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Yogi Bear's Gold Rush (European title: Yogi Bear in Yogi Bear's Goldrush) is a 1994 2D action platformer video game exclusively for the original Game Boy.

Yogi Bear's Gold Rush
Yogi Bear in Yogi Bear's Goldrush
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North American cover art
Developer(s)Entertainment Int[1]
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)Game Boy
Release
  • EU: November 24, 1994[1]
  • NA: October 1994
Genre(s)2D action platformer
Mode(s)Single-player

SummaryEdit

Yogi Bear has to save Jellystone National Park from an evil ghost named Jake; who stole the funds needed to keep the park operating.[2] There are six different stages in the game that range from a large city to the Wild West. There are no-powerups in the traditional sense; players must collect 100 picnic baskets for an extra life.[2] Hidden doors and areas must be found in order to crack open the safes.[2] Once inside a safe, Yogi must collect 25 gold coins to make a bar.[2] In order to unlock the best ending, Yogi needs to convert 300 gold coins into 12 gold bars that will provide the park with the money to continue operations.[2]

The player has the ability to jump on most enemies to kill them, just like in Super Mario Bros.[2] Some enemies must be left alone due to the lack of ability to wield a weapon.[2] Falling down into bottomless pits or navigating into dangerous hazards will cause Yogi to lose a life.[2] By default, the player gets three lives and one additional continue.

ReceptionEdit

GamePro rated the game as an inoffensive but unimpressive Super Mario clone, though they did praise the developers for creating an entirely new Yogi Bear game instead of a standard down-port of the SNES game Adventures of Yogi Bear (which was released almost simultaneously with Yogi Bear's Gold Rush).[3] The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly were sharply divided about the game, giving it scores ranging from 3 to 8 out of 10 (averaging at 5.5 out of 10). However, all but one of them commented that Yogi Bear's Gold Rush is a generic platformer with levels lacking in both challenge and originality.[4] Allgame gave the game a 2.5 out 5 rating, calling it "standard side-scrolling platform fare, borrowing heavily from the Super Mario Bros. series of games."[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Yogi Bear's Gold Rush at GameFAQs
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Overview of Yogi Bear's Gold Rush at MobyGames
  3. ^ "Yogi Bear". GamePro. No. 74. IDG. November 1994. p. 200.
  4. ^ "Review Crew: Yogi Bear". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 62. Sendai Publishing. September 1994. p. 38.
  5. ^ Rating information for Yogi Bear's Gold Rush at allgame
  6. ^ Weiss, Brett Alan. "Yogi Bear's Gold Rush - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 20 November 2014.