Wolverine: Adamantium Rage features a huge jacked-man who gets turned into a small furry critter that, according to Wikipedia, mates with two to three females per lifetime in a rather monogamous fashion. Now, to human beings like ourselves, that may seem somewhat excessive, but one look at a wolverine will make you realize that that little dude is really holding himself back with his two-babe limit. Honestly, he could probably get more ladies than a cowboy covered in mansicle powder. Like the woodland animal, the huge jacked-man becomes rather spiteful at times and is known to rather fly off the handle.
For example, the premise for this game seems to be that Wolverine is rather frustrated with his new personal computer. So frustrated, in fact, that he punches it and then punches everything else.
His rage is so great, that he becomes uncontrollable, as is the case with many side-scrolling, punching, kicking goofballs. To compensate for this, the developers have graciously given him a regenerating healthbar that allows him to be whacked around pretty good before he decides to stop being whacked around and just die. It begins at one hundred percent, about three to five percent being subtracted for every misstep and bullet taken by the faithful woodland creature. The one thing it can’t help you with is getting stuck in holes. I got stuck in quite a few holes. If you fall down an elevator shaft, there doesn’t appear to be any way to get the elevator to actually come down to get you. The elevators in Wolverine’s home seem to be controlled exclusively by entering them and then crouching. But no matter, I just restarted the dang game.
Despite it playing a bit fast and loose with the controls and the strangely easy enemies, this game is not so bad. I might venture to say the time it took to develop is made worthwhile by it’s theme music.
Check it out: I’m gonna rap to it.
He’s a sexy commando
He punches you
He don’t give a shit like Brando
He’s a punching machine
He even punches doors open
See what I mean?
He’s a cute little animal
Not a hungry cannibal
Sayin’ ‘did you real the manual?’
No I didn’t
‘Cause I ain’t in it to win it
But I am curious as to what they put in it.
Perhaps they detailed how to jump real high
Or how to get the guy to eat a meat-pie
On the fly.
It was probably pretty minimal
Just like how they apparently put the caramel
Into the Caramilk bar
I’ve got it figured so far:
They mold the chocolate into the shape of a bar
But then they leave a space in
And then spray some yummy taste in
And close it, sell it, and let the billions roll in.
It’s just another friday
Wolverine on the mic: ‘I did it my way’
Well thanks, Jack, but I was gonna tell them
About that elevator shaft I fell in.”