Don’t judge a book by its cover is a principle that I try to maintain when browsing the Xbox Live Indie games channel. U Want Cookie is one such game that has awful presentation, but in execution the game is actually fairly unique, and pretty fun. The game is unfortunately (but aptly) titled, and its box art does not lend to its appeal, which is sad because this is a pretty fun game. U Want Cookie does have its flaws–some more glaring than others–but it does not deserve the incredibly low score it has received on the marketplace.
Okay, this time I will not tell you how great radiangames are. And I will not tell you to go and buy JoyJoy, Crossfire, Inferno, Fluid & Fireball. And I won´t tell you how much I loved Fireball when I played it. All those things I will do when I post my videoreview for it in a few days.
What I will do now is tell you what Fireball is about. You are a fireball surrounded by little Iceballs that try to get you. It feels a lot like it evolved out of Fluid, but also reminds one of the later stages in Geometry Wars when the screen is filled with enemies. The only difference is that you can´t shoot back. The only way to get rid of them is to start explosions … well, just watch the trailer. It´s definately a dollar well spend (even though the cover of the game reminds me a bit of a laundry detergent package).
price: 80 points
This is most likely the shortest review on this site and maybe one of the shortest games, but it´s definately worth a look and the good rating it got so far is well deserved. So check the game out!
Mommy’s Best Games has been known for their high quality, fast-paced action games since the beginning of Xbox Live Indie Games. Explosionade is their latest title, featuring a large mech, and many, many explosions. This game, like Shoot 1UP, is only a dollar, and offers some great entertainment for the price. However, due to a few flaws, it’s not as easily recommendable as some of Mommy’s other games.
Since Breath of Death VII, most probably the best selling XBLIG RPG, the guys from Zeboyd Games gathered quite the fan audience. These days you don´t often get the chance to play a game in the JRPG style that was so popular on the 16 bit consoles. So when I finally got my hands on the first playtest version of “Cthulhu Saves The World” I had high hopes and expectations. Now after having spent over an hour with Cthulhu I got a pretty good impression of the new title – it´s gorgeous!
read more after the break (and have a look at some screenshots)
genre: Racing & Flying
price: 80 points
It was a bit surprising to play a radiangames title and not being able to shot anything. It´s Pac-Manish in a way, but a lot more complex – the later levels need you to plan ahead as much as you need gamepad skills. Just have a look at the videoreview.
The new Radiangames title Fluid is now available on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace. Looks like PacMan completely reinvented with a new set of clothes too. For just a dollar (80MSP) it´s definately a title worth checking out.
As far as I´m concerned this already looks like a game I could play a couple of rounds against a friend. It´s a good example of what can be done in a short period of time – because the developer addmore games wrote in the video description on YouTube that it took about 15 hours to complete this prototype. Others waste their time on massagers.
So if you think they should make this into a game leave a comment on YouTube!