Well if you guys ever wanted to play this horrible mess of a game, then you would have been able to play it over at VNES, but it's not available anymore.
Oh my god... Okay, the story is supposed to be about Tom Sawyer day dreaming in the school house, with no way of telling what the objective is besides getting to the next level. You will encounter such ferocious creatures such as a giant alligator on the Mississippi (At least unreliable Wikipedia tells me), a giant octopus (?), and ghosts and ghouls in a haunted house. The game has six stages total.
Whenever I'm reminded of Tom Sawyer, I cringe. Why? Because I remember the gameplay from Tom Sawyer for the NES. The controls are simple: one button is to jump, and the other to shoot rocks at enemy's. Well the jumping is as if Tom has too many treasures he found in his pockets, you just can't jump over things easily. I'm gonna be honest with you, I never got past the first level, yes it is because I suck at most (sh**ty) platformers. The first level drops you off in a pirate ship full of totally unpredictable enemy's. Good luck getting past the first level in one or two tries, because you gotta make a pattern for each event. This game is HARD, I MEAN REALLY, REALLY HARD. I doubt the average gamer could get past two level in this game, not that they would want to, cause this game is as boring as hell. I think you get the idea here, it's extremely difficult, and no fun at all.
Well all I know is that in the first level, the game is completely hideous. At least when I played it on VNES, for some reason I don't remember it looking like this:
From what I hear, the game looks decent. But does not makeup for the horrible gameplay.
I might add to this review, I know its not as great as your guy's review, but hell its a start.