Sat Jan 11 2003 14:14 Game Roundup:
Some of these games I've actually played, others I've just looked at the screenshots. Just like real game reviewers, except I'm honest.
is a cross-platform port of an old Asteroids-ish SGI game. In this
game, you must prevent the sentient shapes of Flatland from taking
over the universe. Space Command has equipped you with a ray which
will reduce the many-sided Flatlanders to successively lower castes
until they die of shame. Unfortunately, there's a bug (?) which makes
it easy to cheat, even inadvertently. It's still a difficult game,
although I find all Asteroids-ish games difficult because I never move
around the screen.
- Senken is a Simcity-style game. It's too micromanage-y for me, but others might like it.
- Kamikaze is a
nice-looking KDE Bomberman clone.
- The Perl
BlackJack Engine does what I was going to do, only in Perl.
- Gnome Attacks, a
game worthy of the "Carnage" brand. In fact, it's very similar to City
Destroy Carnage except that the cities can't fight back.
- I should mention PoopmUp, "An Urban Flight
Simulator", and leave it at that.
- AirStrike is a clone
of some Amiga dogfight game or other. I think all such games should
have a Snoopy vs. the Red Baron mode, but this one doesn't (in fact, I
don't think any of them do, unless there's a special licensed game
which only has that mode).
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