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"A wicked combination of every classic space shooter
Pack your bags, human.
The aliens are coming. They've been cutting off our communications and
taking over planet after planet, killing off our civilizations and rendering
our space pilots and astronauts helpless. They've already conquered every
planet in our solar system, except for one: Earth.
Battle through many
stages upon stages of alien vermin, taking down the enemy ships and meeting
with huge and deadly bosses. Dock into the bays for extra firepower, but
don't get cocky! Our best space pilots have already been terminated. You
are our last hope.
The use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
|The rotating polys are pretty nice, but
Mooncrap is flickery and the explosions are not that spectacular.
The smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
|Surprisingly good PC sound effects give
Mooncrap an arcade feel.
|Gameplay (n.)The precision of control
and involvement of character within its universe
|The circular pattern the enemies use to
move makes Mooncrap feel much like a Mooncresta or Galaga arcade game.
There are bosses and a docking sequence a la NES Top Gun.
The creativity and presentation of the game's critical plot
|The story is thought out pretty carefully,
but it's presented in a text bundle instead of a polished demo.
|Replay Value (n.)
The timelessness of the gamer's delight, such that the experience
can be repeated again and again
|The bread and butter of Mooncrap. The
game seems to give you a fair shake, despite the fact that the challenge
of the game is very high. I kept playing 'til I finally reached the end,
much like a man inserting quarters into an arcade machine from the 70s.
I admit it, I was hooked.
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought
|The game gradually progresses from very
easy to very hard, as the number of enemies and bullets they shoot increase.
|Fun Factor (n.)
The overall entertainment value as maintained throughout the adventure
|Visually Mooncrap is a far battle cry
from the standard. But, this game's old-school mechanics, sheer challenge,
and arcade-style action make it a very fun game to play. A must have for
die-hard space shooter fans.
||Genre: Arcade/Space Shooting
||To solve: 3-6 hours Final Rating: 21/35
To download this game, click here.
play Mooncrap, unzip the file and run "MOONCR.EXE".
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