The first of a number of video games to be based on Bill
& Ted, this game was made to be played on IBM personal computers.
Borrowing from the plotline of Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted (walking around
side-by-side like Siamese Twins) need to collect historical figures to appear at
their oral report. The player must help them navigate various challenges
and locate the historical personages, utilizing a Circuits of Time Phone
Directory (in booklet form) to reach the various areas. The graphics are
fun and cute, the plot stays true to the movie (the dudes start out at the
Circle K and must end up at San Dimas High by way of the Mall) and the game was
a good start to Bill & Ted's journey into the video game realm.
Everything about this game is fun . . . sound bytes come
straight from the movie, the humor stays true to the first film and the
characters and the historical aspect is clever and funny. The comedy is
evident in the Circuits of Time Directory provided as a booklet . . . this could
easily have been a simple list of numbers, but the creators of the game went
that extra step to make them funny. This game won't challenge the video
game aficionados of today by any stretch of the imagination, and the graphics
certainly don't come up to current standards, but keep in mind this was still
pretty early in the PC video-gaming industry's history. For their earliest
foray into the universe of video games, this wasn't a bad way to start, and it
was perfect for littler kids as well.