09 March 2012

Verminest, They Came From

Gaming Genres: Retro, Shooter
Story Genres: Science Fiction, War
Graphical Styles: 2D, Pixel Art, Retro, Minimalist
Platforms: Windows
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Locomalito
Publisher(s): Locomalito
Initial Release Date: February 15, 2012
Website(s): Homepage
50's Sci-Fi and Arcade gameplay now together in 3D!

A ferocious insect army from planet Verminest is spreading through the space. Defend your planet and fight back them until you finally reach the nest of Queen Verminia.

They Came From Verminest is 100% oldschool, based in early arcades like Galaga or Centipede, but also in Sci-Fi movies from the 50's like Them!, The Deadly Mantis, Black Scorpion, Tarantula or my favourite: Godzilla!

Crazy maneuvers are rewarded: kill enemies in a short-range to get medals, kill leaders to scare enemies an get more medals. You’ll get a bonus every 10 medals!

Clever gameplay, grayscale color palette, FM music fanfares and sound effects will take you back to the never-existent Arcade era of the 50’s, where fun was the only thing!

Probably my least favourite Locomalito game. Verminest is a hardcore vertical shooter with distinct waves and almost Space Invaders like gameplay. Without any checkpoints or saving it is almost ridiculously difficult, but an enjoyable challenge nonetheless.

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