2 hours of my life gone. TIME WELL SPENT
This game was 1 of the first games I did play it on new Grounds And it is really good!! i hope Evveryone to Look for it :D
Can't remember the Soviets launching over 9000 Sputniks into orbit ;)
Anyway, the game was cute and funny, but had some major drawbacks.
Before we start, the instructions page froze on me, too.(Win 7 64 bit, Firefox 11.0, if that helps...)
Well, I don't know what physics engine you used, but directly crashing into the obstacles was often
way more harmless than trying to awoid them when it's too late(which you not always realise).
So, scratching something with one wing tip would almost always result in a 180Â° turn or
uncontrolled spinning which always resulted in losing a painful amount of altitude and fuel, where
crashing right into them pushed them out of the screen and almost stoped the rocket in mid air,
which wasn't so bad since you could regain speed in no time.
This did not occur so much when I almost maxed EVERYTHING out, however it was such a
horrible pain in the butt to get there. I know that games should be challenging, but not to the
point of frustration. I'm saying this, because you made it almost impossible not to bump into
goddamn EVERYTHING right after the start somewhen after day 8 or 9.
My runs between day 10 and 25 would almost always look like this:
1. start engine and boosters
2. A BALLOON OH SH-!
3. 180Â° turn
4. nose dive right into the ground at full speed
6. congratulations, you flought for 2 seconds
(Variation: steer left or right to avoid obligatory balloon, take note that there is a bonus this time,
crash into a helicopter, continue from step 3.)
And then there were these backwards flying planes, literally jumping right in front of my rocket,
as if their only purpose was to annoy the hell out of me. Srsly, what's up with that?
I mean, I would not complain about planes flying into my path, but, seriously, who in his right
mind would expect a plane to fly backwards?
Now to the positive aspects ;)
The radar was a big help.
I think the upgrades were worth a reasonable amount of cash.
The bonuses were well balanced, i.e. neither "overpowering", nor worthless.
I liked the style and the wooden rocket really made my day :D
So 3 stars
+0.5 stars for the effort
+0.5 stars for wooden rocket
Have a nice one ^^
P.S.: Maybe you could describe the boosters a bit better, I expected them to act like the
Space Shuttle boosters, when I noticed that I had more charges than one, instead of
more power and/or longer duration, I was a bit confused. (And crashed into a backwards flying plane :P )
Problem with the instructions. Once you go in it you can't go back out. Sure, there's the menu button up right but its dead link. It doesn't lead you back to the main menu.