I have to write about the sound. Seriously, I love bleeps and bloops so very much. My favorite sound effect ever from Werewolf is in this, assuming because Data East also made that. The greatest of all the sound effects is when you pause the game. A punching sound and a loud ringing bell sound when you pause and unpause the game. Musically the same song played on one and two, so I don't know if that changes or what.
I'm replaying it now as I'm writing this. I only got to level two before my I couldn't take it anymore. I keep dying. Enemies show up and murder me and that's it. Game Over or Continue, I'll take Game Over today. Some other time Karnov I'll beat your face in. I've only made it to level three before, so much like every good game its all about the first few levels enjoying them.
Karnov was originally an arcade game ported to the nintendo and several other systems like the Commadore and even the ZX Spectrum. Having played the Arcade a little, I like the nintendo one more. It looks better at the arcade, but it's just not the same Karnov. As for a sequel, no. Karnov is the mascot of Data East, or was, and appeared in several games like Bad Dudes as a boss. He's also the boss of a Neo Geo game, Fighters History, and even got his name on the sequel Karnov's Revenge.
One last bonus item, Cave Deli, Shmorky, or Dave Kelly built a tool set like his Mario set and turned people loose with it. All the Karnov you could want contained in here. I'm a big fan of his artwork and animation style, and anytime he turns people loose with a playset things are usuall all over the place. You'll get one like this that is creepily funny
and then some like this one.
Anyway there are two collections of this stuff on there. Collection one
and a second.
A few other internet humor things exist such as a song called Kathy Can't Play Karnov and a film trailer someone made, even features that damn ladder, and I'm sure more content out there. For some reason Karnov is a funny game that exists in my memory and I like playing it.
How about you? Ever played it?
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