Undemanding but enjoyable platform fun
It might seem an unlikely choice for a videogame adaptation, but this platformer is based on the famous movie from the 80s which featured a cool blues soundtrack. Unusually for a licensed game from this period, Blues Brothers isn't dire (check out Home Alone is you want to see something really bad) and actually offers plenty of frenetic platform action that is backed up by music tracks from the movie. The game isn't really based on the film, instead offering up a storyline where the Brothers must evade the police in order to reach a concert on time. This takes the form of fairly standard platform action where, as either of the brothers, you must dodge, run and jump your way through six levels, collecting records and occasionally throwing crates at your enemies. Throw into the mix a few other activities like gliding on an umbrella or taking to the skies in a balloon and you have the makings of what is an undemanding but enjoyable little game. There is nothing spectacularly original on display here, but what is present is well executed, with fast-paced and exciting gameplay and a fair degree of challenge. The graphics too are pleasing, with colourful environments and characters and some smooth scrolling. While certainly no classic, this a fun diversion for fans of Super Mario Bros or Sonic.