Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Crashing Cows

Yup, it's another crasher. I'm not entirely sure that Crazy Cows was really much of a single-player game, anyway. It's a funny old thing, a turn-based strategy game a la X-com, but you don't get to choose your roles. Instead, you're plonked on the map with a group of cows. Each cow has one of three roles, normal, ninja (short-range sword attack) and soldier (long-range gun attack). As you travel around the map, you might find weapons on the ground - swords or guns - that allow the cow that walks over them to turn into the appropriate role. So, a standard cow that picks up a sword becomes a ninja. I think those are the only roles available. Otherwise, it's a fairly simple game - you begin in one area of the map, with the remainder of the map covered in a black fog of war, which is uncovered as you walk through it. As you reveal the map, you'll discover enemy cows (with exactly the same roles). I think that the object is to destroy the enemy base, but there appears to be a bug in the game where it crashes as soon as I kill an enemy cow...which kind of spoils it. So, unfortunately, I wasn't able to get off the first map. Apparently, a sequel was made a few years back, but luckily I don't own it. Onwards to something that maybe won't crash!

Next up on the randometer is...Grim Fandango! Ooh, there's something I haven't played in a while. I could have sworn I had the remastered version...Ah, turns out I do, but it's for Android. Maybe I'll just play the old version on PC, the box is around here somewhere.

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