Clu Clu Land (1984)

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Clu Clu Land (Japanese: クルクルランド, Hepburn: Kurukuru Rando) is an arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System game released in 1984 in Japan, later released in North America in 1985 as a Nintendo Entertainment System launch title, and in Europe in 1987. It was released for the Wii Virtual Console in North America in 2008 and in Europe and Japan in 2009, for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan in 2013 and in North America and Europe in 2014, and for the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.

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This is a confusing one. You play as a... Uhhh. 
Sentient orange? Yeah that must be it. And you're trying to... I dunno what you're supposed to do, honestly. You can grab and spin and sometimes coins appear? Other times some flags and bouncy nets. 
I really don't know, but grabbing the balls (heh) and spinning around is pretty fun as a mechanic, I just wish it was implemented differently because the levels SUCK.
The controls change whether you're facing horizontally or vertically so it gets confusing, and there are TWO enemies and one portal on the center that kills you, on the first level. So this game's pretty hard.

I think it could be a lot better if it wasn't designed like that. Basically, remove 90% of the game and just leave the bouncy mechanics. Bounce, bounce, bounce.

Overall, rating out of 100:
Story: 0

Gameplay: 5
The grabbing and bouncing is pretty fun, not gonna lie. But the enemies doing a hitkill on you and a portal? Nah. No amount of bouncing will make up for that.
Okay maybe if there was more bouncing it'd make up for it. But it doesn't. So it's bad.

Graphics: 10
The graphics are bouncy.

Sound/Music: 5
It actually has music, and it doesn't make me want to rip my eyes off so I can't hear it anymore. Well maybe because I didn't play it for more than five minutes, my opinion could change.

This leaves the game with a 20 out of 400! Even though the rating was higher than it should be, it's only for superficial reasons. It's not worth playing it.
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