By: doogmah (Strep throat for the lose.)
I’ve been (and still am) sick for the past few days, so what better time to try out video reviews? This free game of the week is Teh Forum Game.
WordPress is being a pain in the ass right now and won’t let me use embed, so you can view the video here
By: doogmah (Too busy watching Conan to write a decent review)
Created By:Michal Marcinkowski
Genre:Multiplayer Contra style shooter
Where to find it: http://www.soldat.pl/download.html
Difficulty: Very easy to learn, but the difficulty really depends on who you’re playing. Bots are also customizable, giving you five options for difficulty.
– A PC, a keyboard, a mouse, a brain
– 333mhz processor
– Video accelerator that can run Direct3D
– Graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.1
– 32 MB RAM
– Some free MB on disk
– Sound card
– Network card or modem (Will work without internet connection, you just can’t play online)
– Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP (No idea if it runs on Vista)
– Microsoft DirectX 8.1
Size: 28.4 MB installed
So you liked Contra back in the days of the NES/SNES. A few more years down the road, and you’ve discovered PC FPS, namely stuff like Half-Life, Quake, or Unreal Tournament. Looking for something new to play? Try Soldat. I would describe this game as an online multiplayer version of Contra or Metal Slug, except with a moving cursor controlled by your mouse… and jet packs.
After installing the game and setting up the usual configuration (control mapping, video resolution, the whole nine yards), you have a choice to play with bots or with other players on the internet. To get the full experience, I based this review on the internet play. It’s not like the gameplay is much different anyway. But before I talk about the game, let me just say this: The opening music is BAD ASS. What other way to get you pumped to blow animated sprites to bits than to use a pounding Pantera-esque opening tune to start it all off? Alright, I’ve been listening too long at this point, let’s get to the game. Continue reading
Genre:FPS, Cat-and-mouse Stealth
Where to find it: http://www.caiman.us/scripts/fw/f277.html (www.afrohorse.com seems to be nonexistent..)
Difficulty: On Medium mode, it’s a quick challenge
Pentium III 650Mhz or faster
nVidia TnT2 Graphics card or better
DirectX compatible sound card
Works fine on Windows XP, Vista compatibility unknown
Size: 4.76 MB
With the holidays ever so near, what better way to get that Christmas spirit in you than to play a game like Afro Santa? Santa’s gone missing, and it’s up to you, Afro Santa to give the kids what they want. The idea of the game is to collect presents scattered around the house, then move them to the Christmas tree without being seen by the two kids snooping around within a time limit. It’s a FPS and it uses what looks like the Quake III engine so you can expect graphics and controls similar to the game with the same title.
Upon booting up the game, (after you’ve selected your settings) you’re greeted with a catchy little Christmas jingle and a dancing snowman. Aww. The first thing I went to was the Options menu, which allows you to change the mouse sensitivity, whether you want to invert the Y-axis or not, and whether you prefer WSAD or the arrow keys. It wasn’t the greatest idea to set the defaults as inverted aiming, seeing as how that would confuse quite a bit of people, but it’s not a big deal.