Todd’s Adventures in Slime World is a game developed by Epyx and first released on the Atari Lynx in 1990.
This Megadrive/Genesis version came later – in 1991 – and in my mind is better than the original, because you can see more of the play area in this version (because the graphics are higher resolution), and there’s also simultaneous split-screen play.
The aim of the game is to traverse a series of caverns looking for gems and fighting off slime monsters. You control an explorer (strangely enough, called “Todd”) who can aim a water pistol in eight different directions, allowing precise aiming at targets.
Most enemies can be killed with one blast of the water pistol, although some (most notable ‘red’ enemies) will explode and eject a spray of red slime which can kill the player instantaneously, even if shielded. So certain situations require you to refrain from shooting.
Todd’s Adventures in Slime World is a neat little game – often forgotten among Epyx‘s stellar back catalogue. If you can find the Megadrive version it is well worth a play. Same goes for the Lynx version too – they’re both worth a shandy.