Archive for the ‘Shooter’ Category

The face of BOH

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Oct14 We’re not talking about an episode of that new-fangled Dr. Who here.  We’re talking about the ghosts of Amiga Computer’s past.  Er, Games of Amiga’s past.  According to the know-all see-all Wikipedia, The Amiga was a family of personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation. Development on the Amiga began in ‘82 and  Commodore International bought Amiga Corp and introduced the machine in ‘85.   What does this have to do with our game?   Because of the Amiga’s superior audio/video capabilities a majority of the Amiga community was into games, including the person who created this game.  They wanted to bring that feeling back to modern machines.  The game is called BOH by Simone Bevilacqua and is, according to the website, an original, retro-flavored game of exploration and action searching for the “Evil Masters” whatever that means.  So how does this game fare?  Unfortunately for me, it didn’t fare too well, read on to find out more.


Rocks – Can you smell what the rocks are cookin’?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

June02 Obviously rocks can’t cook, I mean, they have absolutely no utensils.  You could cook some rocks though.  Well it wouldn’t make for a tasty meal, but you could toast them with laser fire!  You know.  Beep…… Boop…… Beep……. Boop……. Jing-jing-jing. Beep… Boop… Beep… Boop… Jing-jing. Do-de-do-de-do-de-do-de-do.  Beep. Boop. Beep. Boop. Jing-jing-jing. Pash!  Next ship.  Okay so the beeps and boops is the music or background ambient sound, the jing-jing is the sound of the laser fire, the do-de-do is that little flying saucer that comes out for extra bonus points, and the “Pash” is the sound of your ultimate demise.  Okay so it’s hard to faithfully reproduce the sounds of Asteroids in text, but I did the best I could, did I not?  Asteroids one of the founding fathers of games.  Well I guess it’s not a person, so it wouldn’t be a founding father exactly.  Part of the bedrock of games.  Or something.  Rocks by Ooeyug.  Is generally an Asteroids clone.  Of course shooting rocks isn’t the only thing you can do in it.

What I think of it:  It’s great, the graphics, and sounds (and the few musical snippets) are frosting.  It also has a few things inspired by games like Geometry Wars.  It’s fun, but with a warning.  It is EXTREMELY challenging.  My butt got handed to me quite early.

So read on, all you rock blasting fanatics!


“I’m done!” by rob

Monday, May 18th, 2009

MiniReview3SS Okay okay, so “I’m Done!” is not actually a title.  Why did I put it there?  Well that’s what the post of rob’s final entry for the Ludum Dare 48 hour compo #14 was titled and since he didn’t have an actual game title other than ld14, I decided “I’m done!” is the title to this game.  No.  You CAN’T change it now.  I don’t care if you’ve thought up a better title by now.  This is the way it is.  A quick note, rob’s entry is number 3 instead of 4, because he had a flash version, and I managed to play that.  Okay so basically you move with the arrow keys.  Jump with the ‘A’ button.  Fire with the ‘S’ button.  Pretty simple in execution, just three levels.  Basically you have these walls with very fine hats.  You have to find a way to defeat them.  I won’t tell you how, but you can shoot them.  Jump and shoot, shoot and jump.  Actually I find this entry fairly original.  Play this game it’s not too hard, and it’s pretty fun.  The graphics are fairly adequate  for a 2 day flash game.  I’m sorry to say the music is highly annoying.  So I just played it silently.  Anyhoo have fun.  Get it here: I’m Done!

Name: I’m Done!

Developer: rob