Posts Tagged ‘retro styled’

Invadazoid – Part Space Invaders, Part Arkanoid, all game!

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Our next banner entrant is Bantam City Games with Invadazoid.  It’s like Space Invaders meets Arkanoid.  Actually it’s more like Space Invaders and Arkanoid.  Well it’s mostly Space Invaders with one mode that allows you to use the ship as a paddle with ball, and another mode that’s all Space Invaders.  Okay I give this two thumbs up (I guess I just started to do the thumbs thing lately, I figure it’s easier for you to figure out how I feel about a certain game, thumbs up is good, thumbs down is bad, and one thumb up and one thumb down is like in the middle).  The game makes the progression interesting enough you want to keep playing, however focus is always on keeping your ball in play or not getting hit by rockets, so the high-scores don’t really figure into it.  Anyways want to know more about why I like it, continue reading after the break.InvadazoidSS00


Awesome Tank and A Game of Tennis

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The title says it all.  Well it doesn’t have the words “it all” in the title, but you know what I mean.  This time since the Banner Entrant entered two games I decided to put them together in this one review.  Awesome Tank is a Tank game reminiscent of Combat for the Atari 2600 (or Atari VCS if you prefer).  A Game Of Tennis is reminiscent of, well, a game of Tennis.   Actually it’s reminiscent of Pong that’s reminiscent of Tennis.  Well actually it’s reminiscent of Pong which is reminiscent of Tennis for Two which was reminiscent of Tennis.  Wow.  That’s a lot of reminiscing.  Enjoy that trip down memory lane?  Good.  In any case…  I’ll have to say thumbs up to Awesome Tank (and no it’s not the same people that made Awesome Soccer), and thumbs down to A Game of Tennis.  The rest of the review after the jump.

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Meteors – First their came Asteroids, then there came METEORS!

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Another banner entrant another day another asteroids clone.  This one entitled Meteors from Platymuus Software.  Who hasn’t played some variant of Asteroids?  No really who hasn’t because when I find you I’m going to come to your house and punch your lights out!  Okay maybe turn your lights off.  Literally like flip the switch which will teach you to not play Asteroids. Wait that didn’t turn out right, we WANT you to play Asteroids at some point in your life.  THE Asteroids – only one of the defining games of the last century.  One in which an indie game company made a similar game called Debris and got caught up in a lawsuit by Hasbro who then owned Atari and was suing anything that moved, story is here.  Anywho, Meteors is another Roidlike (no not Roguelike, that’s another genre entirely) and we will see just what it is like after the the break.MeteorsSS01