Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio
Young kids love playing with stickers. Unfortunately, the stickers eventually run out and you have to go buy some more to keep playing. Sega has made an attempt to remedy this situation with Wacky Worlds for the Genesis. While not as much fun as a genuine session of stickering, children will have a fairly good time with this game, designing their own Wacky Worlds.
Some kids, especially those with a bent for things electronic, may even like this game better than playing with real stickers. These stickers make music, turn different colors, and many of them are animated. If you click on a tombstone when you are wearing the magic glove, a ghost is released from the grave. The body builder shows off his muscles, Frankenstein lifts up his hands, and the fish swim. These are just a few examples of the many animations.
The musical section of this game is kind of interesting. The music is diverse and sounds better than that in most Genesis games. You can choose between reggae, funk, house music, and music for kings and queens. Kids will enjoy piecing together their own songs.
Wacky Worlds is rather unusual, but it can get kind of boring. First of all, there is no competition to speak of. Perhaps this is not necessary in a sticker game, but it would spice things up a bit. Another thing that would help is the addition of drawing or painting. It's cool that you can turn the stickers different colors, but it's too bad you can't draw or paint in the various worlds, adding your own renditions of the featured themes and characters for something altogether different.
If you've got young kids who adore stickers and go through them too fast, or if you are a kid yourself and you feel like your parents don't buy you enough stickers, then Wacky Worlds may be just the thing for you. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide
The graphics are cute but not overly sophisticated. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide
Not only is the sound of high quality, you can orchestrate the music however you wish, using four different musicians and a slew of musical stickers. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide
This game is not exciting, but it will probably keep younger kids busy for a long time. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide
There are lots of worlds to create and plenty of stickers. In the long run, this game will save you money on real stickers as you or your kids can play it again and again. Also, there is a save feature which allows you to keep your creations. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide
The manual has everything you need to know. Children will need their parents help in learning how to play the game. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide