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North American box art
|Developer(s)|| Ocean (SNES & VB)|
Power and Magic (GB)
Waterworld is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Boy and Game Boy video game released in 1995. It is based on the financially unsuccessful movie of the same name by Universal Studios. The Virtual Boy version of the video game is mutually considered the worst video game for the Virtual Boy. However, because of how rare the game is, it's considered a collector's item as well.
The Virtual Boy game was released exclusively in North America and the Super NES game was released exclusively in Europe. The Game Boy version, on the other hand, was released in Europe but cancelled in North America.
In the SNES version of the game, you'll control a boat and shoot missiles at jetskis and other boats that are in your path, maneuvering around destroyed buildings that are jutting out of the water. Bonus stages will often occur that'll have you control a scuba diver and collect various treasures underwater while navigating around the sea creatures. If your health reaches zero then the next boat based stage will ensue.
Gameplay (Virtual Boy)
In the game you'll shoot jetskis and make sure that they don't capture Atollers. When a Smoker, the game's enemy, captures an Atoller, he'll make a run for it. This is when you are required to shoot it down and come in possession of the Atoller by driving into it. Once all of the Atollers have been saved, a multitude of enemies will start to attack. Your goal here is to destroy all of the boats. It is required to not allow an enemy boat to ram into yours - if they do it'll result in a lost life. If one shoots you, you'll be invincible for a short amount of time in order to get out of the trouble. After all the enemies have been killed, the round will end and you'll be sent to the next one.
The Virtual Boy version of the game has been universally labeled as one of the worst titles for the console, which itself has been deemed as a terrible piece of hardware. The SNES version was given an average of 2.95 out of 5 by Nintendo Power.