The Flintstones
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The Flintstones
Not to be confused with the 1994/1995 Ocean Software game also titled The Flintstones.

The Flintstones (フリントストーン, "Flint Stone") is a 1993 2D platform video game based on the original series of the same name by Hanna-Barbera. It was published by Taito Corporation and released exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The game was published by Taito in North America and Japan while Sega distributed the game in Europe.


Plots

Things have begun to mysteriously disappear around Bedrock, including many of Flintstones and Rubbles' belongings. After some convincing from Wilma, Fred is forced to go out and find out what happened to their lost belongings. Along the way Fred goes through several adventures, obstacles and monstrous foes and each time a mysterious egg appears which transforms into a dragonsaurus to aid Fred in his battles. After finding his lost items, the mysterious egg appears once more and leads Fred to an old castle owned by an evil witch. The powerful old hag then tries to do away with Fred but he's able to outsmart the witch and proves victorious over her in the end. After her defeat, some of the witch's dragonsaurus statues come to life, with one of them revealing that he had been the mysterious transforming egg who aided Fred and led him to the witch's castle. After seeing Fred's great feats in recovering his lost items, the dragonsaurus led him to the witch in hopes that someone as strong as Fred could defeat her and free his family from the witch who had turned them to stone, but he eventually was turned to stone too before Fred arrived. The dragonsaurus then apologized to Fred, however Fred was more than happy to help. The family of dragonsauruses then flew away back home, leaving Fred to return home triumphant. But upon returning home, Fred finds even more mysterious eggs jumping about near his home much to Wilma's confusion, making Fred run away in terror.

Characters

Objects

  • Fred's club
  • Wilma's Pearls
  • Barney's lucky fishing hook
  • Betty's Bow
  • Bamm-Bamm's club
  • Witch's crystal ball
  • Cactus
  • Trampoline
  • Balloon

Vehicles

Worlds

  • Bedrock
  • Leaf Rock
  • Swimming Pool
  • Desert Drive
  • Dino Express
  • Fire Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Witch's castle

Gameplay

The Flintstones is an action game set across 24 levels. The player controls Fred, who must complete seven tasks, which include locating his daughter Pebbles, and a necklace belonging to his wife Wilma. The player is capable of jumping, and uses a club as a weapon against various enemies throughout the game.

Reception

The Flintstones received generally mixed reviews. Back in 1993, reviewers were more forgiving, with magazines like Power Unlimited giving it an 8/10, Sega Force a 7.2/10, and Mega Fun a 6.5/10. More recently, gamers have been more critical; Jeuxvideo.com awarded the game a 13/20 (6.5/10) while Sega-16.com gave the game a 5/10.

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