Thursday, 14 November 2013

Millenium Bug

Well that's weird. I went to install EF2000, but couldn't find it anywhere. I can't imagine I'd have added all of the info for it to the database if I didn't have, so I don't know where it's gone. My only guess is the filename of the zip must be something obscure so it's not anywhere obvious. Ah well, I'll mark it done for now and see if it's left over in my gamesToDo folder 20 years down the line when everything else is done.

Next up on the randometer is...Quantum Conundrum on the PS3 list - I'll move to that next instead of Ratchet & Clank. On the PC it's going to be...Encounter - a Space Invaders clone from 1984. Should be quick, I might even sneak it in next.

...and, that didn't take long. It's a very basic game in the style of Space invaders (though not the gameplay). You sit in your ship at the bottom of the screen, and can only move left and right. Asteroids fall from the top of the screen - I don't think you can destroy them, at least I couldn't - and they'll destroy you if they hit you. There are also a couple of alien ships wobbling around on the screen and firing lasers down on you. The aim of the game is to destroy these ships. Kill them both and the next level starts and two more aliens appear. I only managed to do this once, so I can't really tell if anything happens when levels change. It didn't run brilliantly for me, aliens fired too fast, and controls were really chuggy, but that may have all been more by design. Anyway, that's enough for me. Onwards!

Next up on the randometer is...Wizard Warz! I don't know too much about it, apparently it's an action game with light RPG elements from 1987, so could be fun. Definitely back to X-Com first, though.

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