Sunday, 22 June 2014

One Minute Gaming #15 - Swamp Attack

Swamp Attack
Hello & welcome - This week I've been playing a game called Swamp Attack - suggested to me by Cold. It's an endless shooter type game with waves of swamp critters coming at you & your shotgun.

You're sitting on your porch in your rocking chair in the middle of a swamp, with the radio on and all these alligators, rats and mosquitoes are coming at you. You have a shotgun which you need to reload periodically so you can't just keep firing like crazy. Some of the critters shoot back and there are random UFO's too which drop dynamite, molotov cocktails, fridges and other helpful items.

drop a fridge to freeze them
Your aim is to collect coins to add power ups like new weapons, ammunition or defenses which you will need as you progress through the levels.

There are 3 episodes with each one having 18 levels that get progressively harder & harder but the improved weaponry really helps as you level.

It's a fun, quirky game with cartoon style graphics and some okay music although you can change the radio station! Overall I'd give Swamp Attack an 8 out of 10.

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Friday, 13 June 2014

One Minute Gaming #14 - Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2
This week, I've been playing Temple Run 2 - it's an endless runner type game with an Indiana Jones feel. You are Guy Dangerous, a rough & ready looking fellow and you start off running along the top of a broad wall with a huge gorilla chasing you. You swipe up to jump, down to slide on your back and left or right to turn quickly.

So far, I've fallen off edges, drowned, been eaten by the gorilla so many times I've lost count, splatted on a wooden mangle type thing and caught in a flame thrower trap to name just a few of my precarious endings. I also have a tendency to jump when I should duck which doesn't help!

As always with these free games, you can use real money to buy gems which allow you to purchase power-ups - but so far, I haven't been tempted. There are objectives & challenges to complete which help you level up and reward you with extra coins or even gems.

The graphics are pretty good & I have to say, I love the humor on the scoreboard each time you die. It just drips sarcasm but makes me smile almost every time!

I'd give Temple Run an 8 out of 10 - just fast enough game play to be challenging but not impossible, good graphics and some humor too. Not bad at all!

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One Minute Gaming #13 - Dextris

This week, I've been playing Dextris - it's billed as a difficult game and it is!

You've probably heard how a deceptively simple looking game like Flappy Bird drove everyone crazy for a while and I think you'll get some of the same frustrating but addictive gameplay reactions with Dextris.

You control 2 small blocks - all you have to do is dodge the spikes, left, right, middle or split the 2 blocks but after playing for an hour, my high score is only 18!

Yup - it's a twitch game and I obviously can't twitch fast enough to succeed at this one.  It will probably be one of those games I play for 5 minutes here & there when I need an adrenaline boost or a giggle but I'm so bad at it, I have to laugh!

I'd give it maybe a 5 out of 10 - simple controls but very fast gameplay make it too frustrating for me to really get into it.

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