Sunday, 28 November 2010

K is for....

Kid Chameleon


Considering the entire platform games that I have played over the years it did feel like Kid Chameleon offered a nice variety of game play.

Playing as the afore mentioned Kid Chameleon you have to make your way through numerous levels as per every and any platform game. The way you do this is to collect masks which change you into different characters which in turn give you different powers/weapons. The masks that I came across changed Kid into a Medieval Knight, a Samurai, an Alien and a Jason type character from Friday the 13th. Wearing the masks also gives you extra energy over what you have as a human.

The levels that you work through are also different each time due to generally being themed around the masks meaning that enemies and obstacles are different keeping the game fresh and the game play enjoyable.

Within the 15 minutes: Level six.

Will I play it again? Yeah, fun little game.

Killer 7


Killer7 was one of the releases from the ‘Capcom Five’ series and unfortunately didn’t sell that well, giving this a quick play it’s quite obvious as to why.

Now before you sit there thinking that this will be a negative write-up I can assure you that it’s not, I can just see why some people wouldn’t like it. The controls can definitely take some getting used to with the A button being used to move and the B button being used to turn instead of using the stick or D-Pad. If you don’t like cel-shading then you are definitely not going to like this and if you don’t like a guy in gimp suit hanging from a rope being your guide in the game then I would definitely give this game a miss.

I on the other hand don’t mind all of the above (including the guy on a rope) and thought that it seemed to be an interesting and intriguing game. Without giving anything away the ability to change your character at any point was a nice inclusion and with each character being completely different is an interesting concept.

Within the 15 minutes: Was just wandering around getting used to the controls.

Will I play it again? Yes, out of intrigue.


Master System

The concept of Klax is of a good old fashioned simple puzzle game, simple in name and difficult in nature.

The aim of the game is to line up different coloured blocks (bare with me) into three at a time either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Sounds simple enough but unlike other similar games the blocks are coming down a conveyor belt and you have to control a little device which catches the blocks and then manually drop them into the relevant space. The device can hold up to five blocks which sounds a lot but after a couple of levels the blocks start coming down fast.

It is quite a fun game and unlike other games it does give you an objective on each level like only being able to clear the blocks diagonally or only being able to progress after obtaining a certain amount of points. It’s definitely worth a quick go.

Within the 15 minutes: Was playing the fourth level.

Will I play it again? I will give it another go at some point.

Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade


On the surface Knights of the Temple seems to be just a standard hack and slash game, hopefully this will change the further you progress.

The premise of the game is that an evil Bishop has kidnapped a woman with divine powers and plans to open the Gateway to Hell. You play as a Templar Knight who must stop the Bishop and rescue the girl before the Bishop can fulfil his plan. Of what I played the game play pretty much consisted of running around fighting and killing evil Monks with the occasional find a key and put out a burning fire dropped into the mix.

Of the 15 minutes that I played there wasn’t much variety in the game but it seemed to have something about it that made me want to return to carry on, maybe it ill . Just a quick note for fans of rock/metal music, Dutch band Within Temptation produced the music for the game.

Within the 15 minutes: Was on the fourth section.

Will I play it again? Yeah, I’ll give it another go.

Kung Fu Kid

Master System

Kung Fu Kid is a good old fashioned simple 8-bit platform game where everything is very basic but somehow fun.

The game really is as basic as you can get. Each level only has two enemies repeated over and over again (though they do change on each level), the main character can only jump and kick but does have a special move of throwing an item by holding up and kick, every third level varies by changing the game play from running left to right to having to jump off walls up platforms and the third level boss is a frog!

Despite all of the above it is actually quite a fun and at some point’s a hard game with some of the bosses being quite quick and hard to hit. The enemies come at you at a rapid pace and it doesn’t let up at all, definitely worth a go.

Within the 15 minutes: Was on level five.

Will I play it again? It’s a possibility.

1 comment:

  1. I've only played Kid Chameleon and Klax here (although they both rule, specially the former which is packed with secrets). I always meant to buy Kung Fu Kid though :)