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December 2, 2010

Boomstick

Filed under: Action & Shooter, Free, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsHeath @ 05:05

Oopsie Doodle!

Boomstick

Yes, dear reader, that is an Armies of Darkness reference. This is a 3PS, with a twist. Yeah, you get to blast aliens, don’t worry.

Gameplay

In most shooters, you are trying not to die. Well, in this one, you are trying not to run out of ammo. As the title implies, you are blasting things with a shotgun. This means that each time you shoot you lose about 10 ammos. When you kill an alien, they drop 10.

The trick is that your blasts carry through each of your prey, so it is very possible to get solid combos. In fact, the only way to get anywhere is to get sweet combos.

Blammo!

The level clears once you have killed a certain # of aliens. So, in the early levels, it is worth it to take your time and plan your shots. Later on, the aliens will actually try to kill you.

Technical

Very well thought out game. You only have to worry about back and forth with your movement keys and then aiming with your mouse. The background is black, so it’s pretty simple to blast the glowing aliens.

This is one of those ‘beauty in simplicity’ games, and is easily one of my favorites. No upgrades. It’s the same thing over and over.

The pacing of this is wonderful too. There isn’t one of those instances where the levels go from easy to really hard almost instantly. The intensity builds slowly and then all of a sudden the aliens will actually kill you. It gets ‘real’.

Final Verdict

I won’t quite say this is a game changer, but the fact that accuracy is the limiting factor makes this one of my favorite games.

Boomstick

 ★★★★★ 

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Technical:★★★★★ 
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Game: Boomstick | Developer: Abduction Studios

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