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Following the storyline of the computer animated feature film of the same name, Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 2 for the Game Boy Color has you on a rescue mission. Woody, super sheriff and beloved toy, has been stolen by a greedy toy collector/dealer and needs your help. You control Woody's friend, Buzz Lightyear, a sci-fi action figure who, before becoming a mere child's toy, was trained by the Universe Protection Unit. You must run, jump, climb, fly and shoot your way through nine scenes of obstacles and puzzles as well as two bonus rounds. You'll even ride a skateboard and a horse!
The Toy Story 2 world consists of the following levels: Andy's Bedroom, The Yard Sale, The Road to Al's Toy Barn, In the Toy Barn, Bonus Level (the elevator to Al's apartment), Al's Apartment, another Bonus Level (this time riding an elevator to the first floor of the airport), Conveyor Belt, The Runway, The Airplane and The Race to Andy's Room.
You'll meet up with several characters from the movie as you progress through the game. Rex the dinosaur is on a rampage and must be calmed down. Excitable aliens (the little three-eyed green guys from the movie) must be avoided as they jump for joy at the prospect of being "chosen" as part of Andy's toy gang. Other toys include Jessie the cowgirl, Bullseye the horse, Stinky Pete the prospector, Hamm the piggybank, and Emperor Zurg, who happens to be Buzz's archenemy and father.
Bonus items are scattered throughout the game. Coins provide points and extra lives, batteries regenerate Buzz's health, Disk Launchers and Air Blast Attachments upgrade Buzz's Laser Light, and an Aqua Pack allows Buzz to breathe underwater. Other items to find include a feather, a key and a wrench — all of which are useful for performing certain tasks, such as fixing a fire hydrant or opening the door to the toy store.
Like most Game Boy Color cartridges, this game is playable on the standard Game Boy system. Also, it has been specially designed to allow enhanced graphics when played using the Super Game Boy — an adapter which lets you play Game Boy titles on your Super NES. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide