Ok, If anyone wants to know what it’s like to take acid then play asteroids.. this is the answer!
This game is quite literally the most colourful and brilliant games I have ever played.such a simple concept too, left analogue stick to move, right analogue stick to shoot and right trigger for bombs if your about to get smooshed.
There are 6 main modes to the game.
1/ Dead Line
3mins to score as high as you possibly can with unlimited lives
No Weapons, just gates the explode as you travel through them (By far the best and most addictive mode)
Can only shoot when in circles that the enemy can enter which shrink as you enter them. (Very tricky)
Lives up to the name lines “waves” of enemys fly at you from one side of the arena to the other and back. (Sounds easy but gets hairy very quickly)
A “Lets see how long you last” styled mode. Limited lives and bombs but can earn more at certain scores
20 stages, 30seconds long. Ridiculous scenarios, good luck!?
I don’t really need to explain the game any more then this as it is brilliantly simple, and from above you can see exactly what this game is like.
There is so much to praise this game for I don’t know where to start.The visuals are enough to stop anybody walking past in the same room, they are utterly breath taking. A way which can best describe the gameplay is “if there was a fireworks display in Tron, it’d look like this”
Gameplay and physics are very good, controls are mastered within 10seconds of playing the game. Motion of the ship and enemies is very smooth they flow beautifully and the camera follow stops the game from looking too static.The leader boards are purely between your friends and not everyone on xBox live, this in my eyes is fantastic. (See upcoming post as to my reasoning for this.)
It’s not trying to be anymore then an arcade game. HUGE factor as it’s obvious they’ve taken this into consideration when the (what I call) “play again” can be achieved before the dust has even settled from when you last exploded.Example. You die in a game. You wait till the “YOU LOSE” comes up, retry eventually realises it’s ment to be on the screen. Once selected loading bar comes up, 10seconds finally you get back into the game.Well not here, you die, hit A to fast forward to scoreboard A again to restart without any loading needed, double tap the A from death and your straight back in. Brilliant. Continual game play in an arcade game finally achieved.
If you would like a little bit of a read about the development team i’ll be typing up an “RIP we’ll miss this dev team” post at some point.
This is a must for anyone, especially if you have a short attention span. Short, quick fire gaming. LOVE IT