Electro Ride: The Neon Racing
Well, what can I say. The game is unique. First and foremost for the racing game lover I should mention a very unusual set of cars which Electro Ride offers you to drive: every car is real, and includes many less-known soviet prototypes you’ve probably never heard of. But check this out: the very first car that is given to you in a tutorial is FSO Syrena Sport - and that’s just the beginning. The cast of cars is rich, diverse and very rare - I doubt you will see anything like that in any other game anytime soon.
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I honestly can’t recommend this game as it is completely unrealistic.
I have owned two of the cars that are in the game and I can tell you that they do not go above 120kph even in freefall.
Handling on the other hand is spot on.
You turn your steering wheel and the cars go straight. Sometimes oversteer sometimes understeer … you just never know.
I wouldn’t recommend the cars either, unless you live in a garage. Nostalgia is powerful poison.
Anyway back to the game. I’m half way into the career.
Very simple and clean design compared to One Bit Studio’s previous games. Even though it may seem as a simple game, there is a great challenge can be found here for those who like these kind of arcade games - also, the game supports 2 player setup (or you can play an online game with your buddy through steam invite) which is always nice.
Even tough the game is super cheap, there are hundreds of similar games - even more complex - like this for free, basically. But again, at this price (even with its DLC - yes, there are more levels!), this is no barrier a for those who would like more arcade challenge to spend some time with. Although it is not my type of game, I bought the game to support the developer.
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Let’s get this out of the way, this game if tough as nails, at least until you get the feel of the ball moving thingy. Once you got that, it gets easier, but it can still be challenging. It needs a few easier levels in the beginning, to ease the player into the game.
But it is only a dollar, so if you are into arcade games like this, you can’t really go wrong with it. It has a decent amount of levels and you can buy a DLC with even more levels. It’s a fun game for short sessions.
I also like the simple aesthetics and the music.
Victory Heat Rally
Welcome racers to Baytona beach!
We’ve got some sizzling news lined up. Victory Heat Rally is inviting all racers to set their sights on the VHR tournament when it launches in 2022.
Choose your driver, customise your car and put the pedal to the metal as you let your opponent eat your dust as you race to victory!
Choose from 12 characters and 12 cars.
Customise your vehicle.
Challenge yourself with all 36 stages across 12 locations.
Split screen multiplayer.
Game modes: arcade, time attack, rally mode and more!
Unlockable content: bonus mini-games, easter eggs, and more.
Get your engines ready in 3, 2, 1… Go!
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The Walking Vegetables
Got it for free for a week. The Short Beta Key from Bundlestars (as of Nov.1 named Fanatical) I enjoyed very much.
I didnt beat the game despite wielding the Giant almost every playtrough and blasting everything with one shot weapons… but I see its potential. Of all the twin stick coop shooters I played this has one of the best gameplay feelings to it. Repetitiveness is also not a big deal since you yourself can chose how fast you go from chapter to chapter.
There are lots of weapons which you can all collect and select on a weapon wheel while the time slows down around you THere is also a melee component which is a must to get rid of incoming enemies and some projectiles. Furthermore you got your trusty randomization, respawning enemy waves, shops and crate drops after clearing out houses. It is also kid friendly since most of the time you will be slaughtering bizarre looking vegetables - which you can still hit with you melee weapon for a short time after you already killed them. So satisfying!
This game’s nice. Maybe not GOTY, but most things work well enough.
The structure is simple enough - to beat the campaign (which is something you’ll do multiple times), you have to get past several “chapters”, each concluding with a boss fight. Areas consists of a large “hub” (which has paths to other areas and constantly spawning enemies), multiple “objective areas” (where you fight a number of enemies to unlock the path to the boss), multiple buildings (which are also filled with enemies and can be fought through for loot) and a shop.
Endless Furry Ping-Pong
redponei is the best artist on e621
change my mind
Very competitive! Im in the top 3 now but it wont take long and someone else is better. You should play it at least once to be part of the big furry game.
Ping Pong Space - Retro Tennis
“You get what you pay for”, yeah, that’s pretty much the way to sum up the experience with this game. That said, don’t expect a masterpiece, it’s a basic game that you can use to kill some time whenever you feel like it.
This title doesn’t really have a “story mode” available or something, but there’s a campaign of 60 levels that you can get to beat, in order to complete it. The more you advance, the more complex the levels get, with obstacles that you need to avoid, or that you can also try to use it in order to fool the AI.
I played for 10 minutes very stoned. It has a (one) good retro sountrack. You can play this waiting for Windjammers 2.
Step into the Domineon 2 Arena and experience a fast-paced couch party game straight out of the golden age of arcades. Have intense battles in fully destructible arenas with up to 8 players. Last pixel standing wins.
Battle with up to 8 friends:
Play on your own or with up to 8 players. Kill each other using any means necessary and be the last pixel alive.
Compete in fully destructible arenas:
Every single pixel on screen in the Domineon combat arenas is fully destructible. Break other player’s tails to create new opportunities, or completely tear apart the map. Anything goes.
A large arsenal of deadly weapons:
Weapons are placed around the maps and can be collected by players creating areas where engagements are inevitable. In the arena you’ll find guns, missiles, mines, nukes, or even parasites. You know the usual.
An intense retro soundtrack:
Domineon 2 includes a retro sound-track featuring Waveshaper and Droid Bishop along with other talented artists.
Domineon 2 is created by an Indie Dev Studio in Berlin. We would be super happy if you would put Domineon 2 on your wishlist and buy it as soon it comes out. Seriously - we owe people money.
As another reviewer wrote, it’s an asset-flip.
Lucky me gets dubious honour of writing the first review for Arcade Galaxy, which is an asset flip scam.
This is another GameMaker Studio asset flip from serial copy+paste infringers, Piece of Voxel. All these guys do is rip off game templates and projects from the Yoyogames/GameMaker Studio marketplace, change the name and a few cosmetic details, and try to scam people into paying for someone else’s work on Steam. They have run asset flip scams dozens of times, and this is no exception. It’s nothing but a cash grab.
Glam’s Incredible Run: Escape from Dukha
Disclaimer: My scores/reviews are almost always based on having bought the game at close to the “lowest historical price” on steam at time of purchase.
Quick score: 3/5
In terms of aesthetic, probably one of the most horrificly terrible things I’ve ever seen/played lmao. I actually despise the main character design. The background art is decent, but the levels are very much copy paste drag and drop assets “mario maker” style so they can look a bit bland. Some of the music is actually pretty dope, but doesn’t match the game at all lmao.
Story of a tiny earth, the symbolic ages
I bought this game because it was on sale and the developer seems to be actively adding features. I’ve only played the first 3 levels in single player, but I think that is enough to post this review so other people might take a look. This will go into my quick casual games category.
You move around the map to save species which drop a power when you collect the amount of species determined by the level. There are enemies of different colors. Each color has a specific path or pattern which you need to pay attention to decide how to proceed. I’ve only played 3 levels at this time, so I have no idea how many enemy types there are in the game.