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Legend has it that in Baghdad the magnificent, the one aim in the life of the particularly ill-intentioned Grand Vizier Iznogoud is to become Sultan instead of the Sultan (otherwise known as Haroun al Plassid)! With the help of his strong-arm man, Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud stops at nothing to attain his ends...and goes from failure to hilarious failure. So goes the plot to Iznogoud, a fairly standard platform game where you take control of the pointy toed, silly hatted Iznogoud and progress your way through various colourful levels throwing coins and bouncing on the heads of your enemies in order to become Sultan. Being based on the Asterix comic books authored by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Tabary this game has a very comical feel, large graphics and colourful rendered background set the scene as you jump around knocking off the Arabian baddies and weird looking animals.
This game is obviously aimed at kids, the problem with that is that the developers seem to be using this as an excuse to produce a totally crap game. This is an insult to the Playstation and to Playstation gamers, the graphics are 2D, the characters are motion captured but still 2D, the gameplay is nothing new and completely unoriginal. The only redeeming features is the in-game music, consisting mainly of happy tunes, is catchy and interesting but completely out of place in this below average game. Is Iznogoud any good? The answer is in the question!