If you haven’t seen the movie “Tremors” starring Kevin Bacon, that guy that looks like an old version of Ernest and Reba Mcentire, then you really need to reconsider the direction your life is taking. Seriously. Get a grip. Also, don’t play this game, you won’t get it. For the rest of you, prepare yourself, because you are about to replay the plot of the first movie.
Gameplay is simple, the Kevin Bacon guy follows your mouse around. When you click, you jump. If you get touched by a graboid, you die. As you progress, you have to jump up to other people. They will follow you. If any one of them gets touched by a graboid, they die. That’s it. The more phases you go through, the more graboids that appear.
This is not a very deep game, but it has a lot going for it. First off, it is a great homage to one of the titanic films of the previous century. Second, it has some sweet 8-bit graphics. The characters are reconizable, and the graboids are, well, graboids. Third is that the sound is pretty decent. The music is obviously 8-bit, and the noises that the graboids make are definitely throwbacks to arcade explosions.
This game is not very long, but it is tough, especially if you want to try to keep as many people as possible. The further you progress, the more there are. And just like in the movie, they get smarter. Where earlier on in the game you could stand and not move so one doesn’t go landing on you, in the later levels they will start burrowing underneath you.
If you like Tremors, give it a whirl. If you don’t, well, watch Tremors this weekend. If you don’t do that, congratulations, you have a life.
|Be like Kevin Bacon, avoid the graboids.|