Based on the famous film, The Blues Brothers, the men in dark suits and shades are back to rock 'n roll us on the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, PC (DOS) and Nintendo NES, thanks to Titus.
STORY / GAMEPLAY Jake and Elwood Blues, spent a long time in prison and now they are out. They are both musicians and form a The Blues Brothers band and are in pursuit of their lost music equipment and ... fame. You control either Jake or Elwood and take him through 6 different levels trying to retrieve their stuff and in the end attend a concert. To do that, both brothers must first escape from prison, swim through the catacombs and fight their way at the big city's roads before they can start their concert! The game supports a two-player mode as well. You have to fight, walk, run, crawl, swim, duck and fly your way in all levels. There is no real apparent difference between the characters except of their looks and their unique funny idle moments. And the game is fun as well since you can use balloons to float and discover hidden areas, swim inside giant fish tanks, go through a maze of conveyor belts and a lot more to encounter including the bad guys like security guards, villains, dogs etc. Killing the "baddies" can be done by lifting and throwing wooden crates towards them. These crates can be found scattered around the levels. Collect 100 records or pick-up some cool looking shades and you'll win an extra life too! Blues Brothers is a classic multi-scrolling platform game, where you take down incoming foes and activate certain objects to progress. As long as you master the controls, Blues Brothers is a cool title to play and it keeps you coming back for more!
GRAPHICS / SOUND The graphics on the Commodore are quite colorful while the sprites' animation is smooth and fast. As for the C64 sound, there's a different, good quality, Blues Brothers' hit playing in every level but no simultaneous sound effects.