This game is a novelty that quickly wears off and leaves
you with a mildly entertaining game. Pity as it could be more,
but the programmers seem to put more into their talking alien
than in his armada.
The highlight of the game is the talking alien head. His one big
eyeball goes back and forth as he taunts you. "So a creature for
my amusement, prepare for battle" he spews as his ships come at
you. Then as you complete a screen, he taunts you some more. He
reminds me of those pesky Frenchmen in "Monty Python and the
Holy Grail", except he isn't funny. He will taunt you and taunt
you some more. But it works as you want to make mincemeat out of
his armada and shut his big trap. At the end of the game, he
gives you a ranking from adequate (that is as low as I have ever
gotten) to more flattering ones like stimulating and ones that I
have yet to achieve.
The game itself isn't so
interesting. You start off with a one shot ship. As you progress
through the levels, you will come to a docking sequence where
you dock your ship and get more powerful ships with lots of
shots, in multiple directions. The docking is quite easy and if
you take a moment, you should always get it.
The enemy start off as four
little pieces that come together to form a bigger ship that is
capable of shooting fireballs at you. You can shoot the pieces
before they form to halt this. One thing to remember is that
when the pieces are small, they cannot harm you if you hit them,
but once two pieces get together they can kill your ship. So you
need to be weary, once they get together.
The enemy ships are pretty much
the same, with little differences. Once you get past a few
levels, you run out of docks and the alien shuts up. The game
gets pretty boring and it is just a matter of honor then. You
want to rack up as high a score as possible, so the alien
doesn't insult you.
While the novelty of the game
will quickly fade, it will entertain you for awhile. Plus, it is
always fun to see just how good a rating you can get.
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
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