Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bug Squish

Bug Squish reminds me of nothing so much as Orisinal gone horribly, horribly awry.

It's the same type of repetitive, reflex-based gaming - in this case, it's basically a light-gun game - but rather than being horribly cute, it's uhmm... well, it's about squishing bugs. Hence the name, I suppose.

The graphics are a bit yesteryear-ish but they're good enough to be mildly revolting, in a stylized way. You can identify the different types of bugs, and they make appropriately icky piles when they're on the screen. They're barely animated while alive, and totally static when squished, so it's sorta like clicking on sprites over and over again.

It saves the last score and the high score, which is nice, but doesn't allow you to put your name or initials in, or keep any real high score 'list'.

If you dig Orisinal games and B horror flicks, this is right up your alley, I suppose. As a fan of B-movies but not of repetitive pointless gameplay, I can't say I dug it all that much. An amusing diversion, but all it has to offer is the bug-squishing motif. Otherwise, Barrage has the same style gameplay with better graphics, more offensive options, and physics.

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