Tuesday, April 14, 2009

From the Morgue: The Missile Game 3D HS

This weekend, I'm going to be on vacation in Oklahoma, so I thought I'd quickly review another game before I drove down there from Minnesota. Aeltrius tipped me off to this old (circa 2007) gem, hence the title "From the Morgue". In Missile Game 3D HS (presented by FreeWorldGroup) your mission is to guide a  missile down a tube littered with barriers. Sounds simple, right? Think again. The Missile Game is challenging enough to keep you coming back for more, time and time again.

Gameplay: 4.5/5 Simplistic in nature, The Missile Game is easy enough for anyone to pick up and play. "Easy to learn, hard to master," is a phrase that Action games like this need to follow. What really attracted me to this game was the option to change mouse sensitivity in between levels. The game challenges you to fine tune your missile steadiness as the missile gets faster and faster. If you're too sensitive, you'll end up smashing into the lip of the hole. Not sensitive enough, and you'll  have a hard time maneuvering between barriers. You're only given 5 missiles total, so be be true with your guiding, hotshot. Don't worry about the walls of the tube itself; you can only smash into barriers.

Visual: 4/5 This game is monochrome, but this serves a purpose. Too much detail draws the eyes from the holes. Admiring the scenery isn't something professional missile-guiders have time to do. Each barrier has small explosion marks on it though, perhaps from where others have failed. Don't get intimidated by this. Stay frosty, and you won't end up as a mark on the barrier. 

Audio: 3/5 The Missile Game is lacking in the sound department. The in game music is a simple beat, which isn't a bad thing. It seems to cut out before the level is over, though, and I kept getting distracted by this. The game doesn't feature a mute function either, so you'll have to mute your whole computer if you aren't a fan of the music. What I did like, however, was the explosion sound when you hit a barrier. A whooshing noise as you narrowly pass through a hole would've been welcome though.

Difficulty: 5/5 As the levels go by, you'll see that your missile will move faster and faster, making slipping through those holes harder as you progress. The game's mouse tuning strategy needs to be taken into account as well. You'll find yourself switching mouse sensitivity to compensate for the missile acceleration. You'll want to replay this game to really get it worked out, and progress to level nine, which is what makes it so addicting.

Overall: 4/5 The Missile Game 3D HS is a great game. Despite the minor sound issues, I highly recommend it. Give it a shot. I bet you'll love it. 

I already plan to run around my hotel, whooshing through doorways because of it. That's a good thing indeed. See you on Monday KCG! I'll be back in Minnesota with a new review. That's a promise!


Kong Score: 3.91/5

1 comment:

Mackenzie said...

Yet again, another nice review. Keep up the good work! I enjoy the humor in your pieces.