Way back in the day, before any console version of New Zealand Story had made it to America, GamePro ran a feature on the game. The article convinced me that I had to have the title in some form. The little sneaker-wearing kiwi seemed like a really cute and awesome protagonist.
Some of the color choices and combinations just boggle my mind. I don't mind the turquoise tones of the third world so much; but even during that stage, there are plenty of "uneasy" visual moments to endure.
No version of NZS that I've experienced has boasted exemplary controls, but the balloon flying here seems even looser than in other renditions. Kiwi Kraze feels tighter than this.