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best game I’ve ever played! it’s so much fun & I almost finished the Infinite Mode. We’ll get there one day!
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An interesting and very competent Tower Defense title. Picked up on sale, otherwise it might have passed me by - there were no reviews. Had I seen the SpecOps review I probably (unfortunately) would have given it a miss. That said, in retrospect I would have been happy to pay full price.
There is a good Tutorial to introduce you to the basics and I would suggest playing each of these 6 levels a couple of times to let the information sink in. The game has a mine of information (you just have to dig around a bit) so don’t let it pass you by.
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Stars received: 2.5/10 _ Note: v.5 [0.0 to 1] = personal impressions
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Game description key-points: tower defense against enemy waves
HANG IN ! MONKEY BARS ROBOT
Super difficult! Physics-unfriendly action!
This is an action game in which you move with your hoof.
This robot can’t walk or jump normally.
It just hangs and shifts its weight.
The Z and X keys each correspond to a grab and release motion.
If you accidentally let go and fall off, you have to start over at the checkpoint!
Let’s swing and fall our way to the goal far beyond!
You’re welcome to play and stream live!
All 9 stages
Dr. Wells has created a dream machine called MONKEY BARS ROBOT
I’m going to brag to the world about it.
But we can’t let the doctor’s stock go down.
We’ll make sure he stays in line.
How to operate
↓↓←↑Shift center of gravity & selection
X or Z Grab & Release
Space Pause Screen & Decision
Esc Exit Game
We expect a minimum of one hour.
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An interesting take on an emulator… If the price doesn’t put you off.
I have only tried the Commodore 64 emulator so far. I like it, it gives a sense of depth to running programs with the models and sounds of the hardware there. It took a while to get used to the keyboard layout and I still haven’t found the £ mapping but otherwise it is smooth sailing. I also wouldn’t be surprised if there was a patch sometime in the not so distant future that addressed that (or I have to smash more buttons to find the pound sign :)). Joystick supported. I spent much more time with this thing than I thought I would and I gifted a copy to a friend who had one of these as a kid.
I love this simulator, and it is definitely my favourite simulator/emulator that I have used.
Search for the Titanic
The search for the Titanic, the greatest ship to ever fall to the grip of the elements, captivated the world for decades while its wreckage lay undisturbed at the bottom of the sea. As an inexperienced oceanographer, you must build your skills, reputation, crew, and resources along your journey to mount an expedition to find the lost Titanic.
This meticulous simulation by Capstone Software was reviewed for authenticity by the staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the American organization that first discovered and photographed the Titanic wreck. Experience the challenges, dangers and excitement of scientific underwater exploration!
Navigate to over 75 underwater wrecks and 47 ports of call using more than 100 navigational maps and charts.
Use sophisticated sonar, magnetometers, underwater cameras, and mini-subs in your exploration of the ocean floor.
Battle the elements as you contend with realistic weather patterns and currents.
Find the Titanic and be rewarded with digitized photographs of the actual wreckage as it lays on the ocean floor today.
I’ve been playing Comet 64 since the closed beta and this game was already wonderful!
It looks just like I have dreamed for a long time, because I’m not a big fan of visual programming. In my opinion visual programming is divorced from reality, and in Comet 64 I finally have to write code by hands, which adds immersivity.
Alright, high-level: if you’re here, you probably know about Zachtronics and Tomorrow Corporation’s games in the programming genre. This game is good. If you like those, you’ll like this.
The system constraints are novel and challenging.
The puzzles are a good escalation of difficulty and concepts.
The vibe is 100% in line with TIS-100 and MOLEK-SYNTEZ with the retro 80s graphics, including the option to customize the colors to match your favorite system from yesteryear.
The editting UI needs some love though. This can easily be fixed in a couple of patches, but currently it’s struggling compared to the polish I’ve gotten spoiled with from the more recent Zachtronics titles.
Kosmo Laika: Space and Beyond
Get ready to discover the world of space exploration.
The game is good for both those who know a lot about space exploration and those who don’t, because the character “Laika” will give you hints and tips so you can proceed with the levels while learning.
The music and sound effects create a spacey and relaxed atmosphere.
Game tells about the releases of the history of space exploration.
Very cool. As good as the previous game.
-Explore an ancient labyrinth consisting of 7 interconnected zones
-Blast cyborg dinosaurs and other dangerous creatures with 6 different weapons (Primal Elements)
-Discover up to 9 upgrades to help defeat your enemies and reach new areas
-Fight alone or take a friend and play 2-player co-op
-Battle 13 challenging bosses
Dexter Stardust : Adventures in Outer Space
Dexter Stardust - Adventures in Outer Space
Space! Dexter Stardust barely escaped when the Vreesians, inhabitants of the menacing Planet X, sent a fleet of robots to destroy all life on Earth. Now, twenty years later, a mechanical man from the 10th planet seeks to communicate to Dexter a very important message - he is the key to saving both humans and Vreesians. Play the taco-loving Dexter Stardust as he, and his good friend Aurora, go on the greatest adventure of their lives and discover the mystery of the Robot from the Planet X!
Classic Adventure Gameplay
• A classic point and click adventure; you can walk, talk, and interact with everything in your surroundings. Use and pick up inventory items to solve puzzles in over 100 unique scenes.
5 Episodes in One Game
• Playing Dexter Stardust is like watching back to back episodes of a Saturday morning cartoon! With 5 total episodes, feel free to jump to or replay any episode you’d like, at any time.
Fully Voice Acted
• All characters, cutscenes, and gameplay are completely voice acted!
An Adventure for Everyone
• The whole family can go on a spacey adventure; with its non-violent gameplay, incredible story, logical puzzles, and easy controls, Dexter and gang are sure to jump off the screen and into your heart.
0xFFBADD11: SYSTEM32 has been corrupted.
In this retro operating system simulation, eliminate invaders attempting to corrupt files. Gameplay involves switching between fast-paced bullet-hell action and use of a retro terminal in order to alter the battlefield, and your character.
Use the terminal to completely alter the battlefield and create endless customized weapons.
Computer memory is currency. Stack your upgrades by copying files, or free up memory by deleting them.
Deck out your PC as you loot and extract corrupted files from enemies to gain new weapons, armour, and abilities.
Themed for programmers and computer-science lovers, but accessible to all types of players.