Borrowing from influences as diverse as 1984′s “Ballblazer” for 8-bit computers (and one console), 1989′s “S.T.U.N. Runner” from Atari, and the trench run levels from 1994′s “Star Wars Arcade” for Sega 32X, today’s XBLIG is a $1 game that hits all the right notes for me as a fan of all three of the above games.
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Now here’s a game that’s utterly different than I expected based on the box art. With a motif that borrows from influences as diverse as “Ghouls and Ghosts” and “Goonies”, “Killer Crypt” is a refreshing old-school platforming outing. Far from the survival horror game the box art suggested to me at first glance. Not as (more…)
What makes a “clone”? To me, if you make a game that’s indistinguishable from, say, “Asteroids” or “Snake”, then that’s a clone. If you make a game that’s inspired by a game, but with unique levels and revamped presentation, then that’s… well, that’s “Crush the Castle” being re-made into “Angry Birds” (yes, I went there). “Produce Wars” is (more…)