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Mendel Palace [Repetitious Action Game]

Mendel Palace Box Front

U.S. Game Box Front

He's quite an artist.

I Think He's Responsible For The Graffiti!

-General Information-
Version: U.S.
Year: 1990
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Developer(s) and Others: Game Freak
# of Players: 1 or 2
# of Saves: None (You can continue until power goes off)
Estimated Market Value as of 06/15/2007: ---
Other Info: Link image on Kotaku. This game is also known as "Quinty".

This game is a classic that I've had for a while now and always wanted to talk about. Back when I was new on GameFAQs, I used to hang out on the short-lived Mendel Palace board and ran the Alisia Dragoon board for a time. The game is very simple, but due to the charming simplicity of the game, it's a game I have reccommended to others throughout the years and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I'm telling people about it via the site. Basically speaking, it's a war of the dolls and you must help your buddy Bon-Bon reach Mendel's Palace. The plot is very straightforward. There really isn't any dialogue. You can mostly tell what is going on by the short scenes that take place. You are trying to rescue some girl.

The graphics of the game are simple and colorful for this game. People and things are easily distinguishable and for this kind of game, it's more than acceptable. The sound is cool and very catchy. The music makes the game very fun and enjoyable...perhaps due to its quirky nature. The gameplay is very simple but effective. You must flip tiles to make enemies slide. The objective is to make them slide into the wall to defeat them. Defeat all the enemies to win the level. There are special tiles that when flipped, reveal markers on the ground. When stepped on, they flip multiple tiles at once. The best part about the game is the various characteristics of each foe you face. One enemy draws pictures on the ground. Besides making the tiles unusable, some drawings come to life to attack you! Another guy likes to jump in the air so you can't flip em'. There are bonus rounds and numerous stages to complete.

My conclusion? It's a very affordable game that offers quirkiness, a good overall presentation, and hours of fun when played with a friend as the game is two player co-op. The game is short, sweet, and to the point.

- Written by Vyse the determined -

Game Screenshots

Title Screen You gotta fight for your right to party! Stage Select Screen Stars with smiley faces usually mean something good. Grab em' The drawing comes to life and attacks! These guys can swin even without water. Very creative.

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