Staring with an nicely animated introduction sequence, you play the role of Clutch Cable, a hotshot movie editor who stupidly fell asleep while working one night. While he slept the six reel of the film were stolen from under his nose. Now it is up to him to get them back, and time is in dangerously short supply.
As it turns out, the six film reels have been strategically placed in six different film sets around the Grumbling studios. Each set has a different theme, ranging from black & white, science fiction and horror levels to cartoon , western and fantasy sets, and in order to root out the stolen canisters Clutch must take on all manner of baddies who are out to prevent him finding them. Enemies are relevant to each film set. For example in the western you have cowboys and Indians, while in the horror setting you'll find mummies, moving hieroglyphics and slinky black cats. All six scenes are action shooter and platform-style games, whilst at the end of each scene gameplay changes drastically. Help is at hand in the form of a variety of weapons which may be picked-up along the way and can be used to take down any foe you come across. Of course there are a few health bonus pods to collect (in the form of a heart), as you will soon realize that the game is not an easy one to progress, and your energy bar decreases easily. At the end of each set there is a end-stage boss to fight with and always according to the set's theme. As mentioned above, gameplay varies a lot, especially at the end of each scene/film, and this adds to the fun of the game. For example, at the end of the black & white comedy film level our hero must ride a truck along a railway line, whilst an incoming train tries to reach and hit Clutch. Clutch must shoot at the train to slow it down while dodging various obstacles and jumping over broken rails. On the contrast, the sci-fi scene ends with a scrolling shoot-em-up!
The beauty of this game is that it is mindblowingly easy to play while, at the same time, being nicely challenging, although the action in each platform level tends to get a bit repetitive (not the end-level/scene action).
Right from the moment this game loads, you are presented with an array of great graphics. The entire visual presentation is both humorous and brilliantly drawn and each screen offers up to 50 colors here. Each scene is set against some superbly drawn backdrops that follows each film type (i.e. mysterious castles and mummies in the horror scene, cowboys and far-west style outdoors in the western scene etc).Sprite animation is great, smooth and humorous at times, being similar to the well-known Wolfchild title from Core Design. Sprites are large cartoon-type characters that are very cute too.
The music fits the bill perfectly, with some great tunes belting out of your Amiga monitor which really add to the game's atmosphere and according to the theme of each set.