Vortex Crystals [16kb cartridge] - TND's new C64 game for the RGCD C64 16KB Cart Comp 2015/16
I was hoping to get all my updates done by this morning, but when it comes to much younger sisters nagging to go shopping, that was put aside. So without further ado, it's time to mention The New Dimension's new game ' Vortex Crystals ', which was released for the RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition 2015/16. Programming and music by Richard Bayliss and graphics and design by Alf Yncve, this game is an action shooter in which you need to grab all the diamonds and get to the exit.
Now before you think it's just as simple as grabbing diamonds you'd be sadly mistaken! This game gets even harder with each level and isn't just because of the enemies moving about the screen that need to be blasted away. But there are some rather nasty hazards that can kill you with the slightest touch. One such level has some nasty spikes, that if you do end up touching will be rather painful to say the least.
Overall this is a rather nice game to look at and play, with decent enough controls that don't get in the way of collecting diamonds, climbing ladders or jumping from each platform. The graphics are nice and I especially like the level designs and coloured backgrounds. The only critique I can give the game in my short play through, is a lack of sound and the repetitive music. At first it's nice and upbeat but as soon as the next level starts, the music starts to loop again and gets annoying.
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