The game's fun, but only for the first ten minutes...
17 December 2006
Conclusion: If you can find this game, only consider to buy it in a £1 bargain bin - and even then, think about the fact that you'll only get 30 minutes of excitement. No replay value and not recommended.
Pros: The first few levels were fun, the graphics alright and the comedy element. For the PlayStation at the time, 40 Winks had some great games, but 40 winks weren't one of them. However, some can consider that "it's so bad, it's good". The audio was good (although not great) and the sounds the characters and enemies made were quite laughable.
Cons: Unfortunately, the bad things in this game sadly outweigh the good. As mentioned above, the graphics were alright, but not up to scratch with other games of the time, although some were quite smooth - although this didn't happen much. The plot was quite dull, and after a 30 minutes of game time, it seemed quite dull as if you were repeating everything over and over again.
Excerpt: "...tried to do things differently. 40 Winks must have been floating around right at the very back of my subconscious for some considerable time, maybe because it didn't fit comfortably into any of the above categories. But when a friend of mine bought it recently, it was enough to spark that distant recollection of the game doing the rounds in the magazines all those years ago, and as it had been some time since I had sampled a demo, I decided it was ...
Pros: Vibrant and pretty graphics, excellent FMV's, long, good ideas
Cons: Poor control, frustrating, lack of extra lives, overly - complex level layouts