One thing I like about old video games is the lack of any rationalization for the zany things happening in game. It’s possible I’m missing it, but, I there’s nothing on the box or in the manual for Fast Eddie that explains why Eddie is dressed in the swimwear of the early 1900s, or why he’s running and jumping around trying to grab floating prizes while avoiding these short creatures with blue shells called Sneakers. But it doesn’t matter! It’s just a fun little game.
I guess this would be inspired by the whole Donkey Kong running around on platforms climbing up ladders deal. Yeah. Except there’s no great ape, just a bunch of…Sneakers. Who are sneaking around.
I should’ve said in the video that the ladder placement seems to be random, which makes each game a little different. Neat.