It's time we had something a tad bit... Light hearted. Which fits nicely as that drops us smack dab in the center of Slumberland.
Our young Nemo's adventures were first established by Winsor McCay, in the comic strip known as 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' back in 1905. Following that the movie aptly named "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" came from Tokyo Movie Shinsha around 1985. This epic platformer was later based off of the movie beyond sharing just a resemblance.
Seeing as how this game has such a deep past and being from the past, it's graphics don't stand up to modern Triple-A Titles, but that's not why we're here now is it? Even though dated, the look of it is nothing but cheery, bouncy, and fanciful. Enough merry sprites to make even the gruffest Gorilla smile.
As you bounce from one giant mushroom to the next, and through flowery fortifications, Nemo only has one tool to fend off your adversaries. Candy. Individually wrapped hard candies. Against the lion's share of foes it will barely distract them, yet for a few, it will lull them into a nap allowing you to command each, giving you differing skills and strengths. Climbing walls, jumping higher, or even digging straight through the ground itself, just a few of the interesting abilities Nemo can show you.
Nevertheless, if you're looking for an old-school challenge, Perhaps you should sleep on it.