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June 16, 2010

Pixel Legions

Filed under: Free, Linux, Macintosh, Strategy, WindowsHeath @ 05:09

A common battlefield.

Pixel Legions

In Pixel Legions you are locked in battle against a mass of pixels. You also control pixels. Throughout 20 levels you have to outmaneuver your opponents to control the playing field. It’s pretty simple really.

Gameplay

You have a home base. You win when your home base is the last one standing. You lose when your home base is destroyed. Here’s a fun fact that took me a while to realize, you can move your home base. Your base outputs a certain number of pixels every couple of seconds, which you can then control.

Control is pretty easy. You click on the mass of pixels that you want to move and then you click where you want them to move. In addition, you can hold down the mouse and draw a line and the mass will follow the line that you have just made. Pretty cool.

Technical

There are a number of power ups that you can run into. These are level specific. For example, some of them are portals. Some of them increase the attack power of your pixels.

My guys will follow that line to the ends of the ... screen.

What I really like about this game is how you are on an equal playing field with the computer opponents. Your home base pumps the same amount of pixels out at the same rate as the other guy. Your pixels are in no way stronger or weaker than the other guys’. The only thing that separates you from victory is your ability to outmanoeuvre and overwhelm the opponent’s home base.

There are definitely tactics to this game. You generally want to put yourself in a situation where you can always be outflanking the opponent. Also, if there are multiple bad guys on the field, just let them duke it out until you can come in and clean up the scraps.

If there was one thing that I didn’t so much care for, it is that if you left the game, but you came back to it, you can’t just replay the last level that you lost. You have to replay the last one that you won and then you can advance to the next level. This can be a hassle if you are constantly closing the window where you are supposed to be working.

Final Verdict

Really fun game. The AI is decent, and there were some times where I was really just taken over by the enemy. This is mouse heavy, so if you have a trackpad, this may not be the game for you. Definitely good brain exercise though. Thinking is just as important as reflexes.

Pixel Legions

 ★★★★★ 

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Technical:★★★★★ 
It’s a pixel eat pixel world.

Game: Pixel Legions | Developer: Fast Games

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