If the player picks up a new weapon while Billy is still in possession of a previous one, the new weapon will overwrite the previous one. You can skip this cut scene and I use the term loosely if you press A, yet to scroll through the text, you have to wait. . We move forward with Billy in a double dragon fashion. The soundtrack of Bayou Billy is actually very good. You only get three re-spawns and no save points. The practice mode stages are off putting, as you only get one life for these stages.
On the bright side, the presentation is fairly well done. Given that you only get three lives to a credit, you might see how this could be a problem. Lets look at the other aspects of this game, such as the graphics. Then, there is Bayou Billy. What else will I use, the Power Glove? Sounds like your typical jungle scroller platformer.
Billy has a girlfriend by the name of Annabelle, and like any girlfriend of a beat-em-up player character worth her salt, she is promptly kidnapped by a mobster named Godfather Gordon. Red ninjas, blue ninjas, gators, vultures, black scuba men, white scuba men. The upside, though, is the gators basically serve as item farms that carry weapons and health-refilling turkey legs, so if you can figure out the trick to safely beating the gators, they turn out to be pleasant surprises. Now we have a different level. In the driving section your jeep is armed with machine guns and grenades to help get past the many enemy vehicles on the way to your destination. In contrast, you get more bullets in the shooting stages.
The game employs various play styles that were popular at the time such as , and. The driving stages are a nightmare, you have two weapons for this, the machine gun on your car, I guess to shoot at other cars, and grenades, to throw at things in the sky. And what does he plan to do with Annabel? The game began throwing all sorts of stuff at us. Well, the controls are as fluid as Double Dragon as far as I can tell, and the game play is as engaging, if a little too hard and annoying. Overall, I give this game a 7. For example, the bad guys in the first stage wore green instead of blue in the Famicom version and the final stage had differently colored wallpaper for it's background. After that, the villain intimidates you some more, and you play another beat 'em up stage, precisely where you left off for the shooting stage.
Except you don't 'beat em up' they beat you up. Bayou Billy is an arcade action game with three different types of gameplay: fighting, shooting, and driving. Billy then sets off on a rampage across the state of Louisiana to get Annabelle back. In these two stages, the player steers and accelerates the jeep with the d-pad, while the A and B buttons are used to launch grenades at airborne enemy vehicles and shoot at other cars in front of Billy's jeep. Wait, two guys, one in red, and one in blue.
After three grueling hours, in the third stage which is a driving level, we were almost at the end when an attack helicopter blew us to bits, out last life. Well that's great, I'll pick her up in a half hour, if that's ok. Pretty much the same thing, I thought. Kicking is longer ranged, but I'm not sure is punching is stronger. It is an interesting mix with side scrolling beat 'em up, stages, light gun shooting stages, and driving stages. The status bar is different here, lacking the distance to the end of the stage. The comic takes liberties with the plot and characterizations of the game and introduces an additional cast of supporting characters.
All this brings me to the point I wanted to make earlier when mentioning the practice mode, and the rewards for beating the different practice stages. I can only a driving stage, guessing by the practice mode stages. Is the game trying to increase motivation by having him say this sort of stuff? I mean, this is over doing it. Lets just recap the story, shall we? You can't kick in the water, and they don't die in 4-5 hits. Well, that makes all the difference.
Not ground breaking but catchy and easy to get stuck in your head. I have to use the Zapper for this stage? You have a limited amount of ammo to get through the level, and if you run out of it you lose a life. But after all that, you have that villain telling you that your Annabelle her names Annabelle, by the way , is safe with her. Not a bad game, but puts up a challenge! The downside, of course, comes when you encounter boss characters like the helicopter at the end of level 2. This game screams for a GameGenie. Aside from your apparently explosives-laden jeep that will blow up at the slightest touch, Billy himself is not really built to kick ass.
From zappin' mobsters and wrestlin' gators in muddy marshes, to chasin' through the streets of New Orleans, drivin' and a shootin' in your road huggin' four wheel drive doom machine, you're up against it all! In these stages, the player must shoot as many gunmen as possible and then destroy the boss at the end of the stage without running out of health or ammunition. This can range to goons to crocodiles. We start playing, menu, a cut scene, and the game begins. This is just something like in Streets of Rage. Why do you need to kill those? What was so wrong with the enemy dropping the item when they die? Seems logical, but why not have the same number of lives as the main game? Captain N ended up meeting Bayou Billy where he learned some tricks from him. After some luck and frustration, I got past the first level again, this time, I can use the regular controller to aim the cross-hair.
My two friends and I bought Bayou Billy for three dollars because the cover caught our eye. In the driving section your jeep is armed with machine guns and grenades to help get past the many enemy vehicles on the way to your destination. What was so wrong with you dropping the item when you die, and not every time you get hit? Games you may like: Nominate for Retro Game of the Day: If you haven't noticed yet, we have a retro game of the day feature top-right of the screen wherein we feature a new retro title every single day! The Adventures of Bayou Billy is a horrific, brain breaking, friendship destroying, mental stability testing, challenge. The fourth issue reveals that Billy is a widower whose first wife was killed in an ordered hit by Gordon meant for him. There is a total of nine levels, or you can play in the practice mode which lets you choose to play a fighting, shooting, or driving round individually.