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Reviews for "Artificial Junk"

I like it....

It certainly starts off slow, as you wobble your head around and fire lasers at enemies, however, once you start to upgrade it gets very fun.

One thing I find so interesting is that the game is just shooting lasers and the occasional sword swing (should you choose to upgrade to it) and nothing ever REALLY changes. And yet, I found myself playing it all the way to the end, and enjoying it the whole time.

The upgrades for the most part are shallow, The treads/legs increase the movement speed, and there is a sword and shield, aside from that they are all simply for looks and stats. For example, a new head increases attack, some were very creative and nice to look at, but it is still the same laser each time.

It would be nice to see some upgrades that have an actual weapon effect, like a
longer range for the laser, maybe one that can shoot through more than one enemy, and on each new upgrade, a change of color or form to the laser, something quite simple, but makes a big difference to break up the monotony.

A change of scenery also doesn't hurt, but it was nice that you were consistently tossing in new enemy types to add some variety to the combat.
The addition of a last boss was a nice touch as well.

Overall it was a fun game, with nice graphics, fun gameplay and an upgrade system, adds up to an 8 out of 10.

Great work, and congrats on front page. I think this game has great potential for a sequel as well.

huh?

What is the deal with the propane tank? Can't you blow that up, and use the cars against them?

very well done

the only thing i would add was an upgrade for range on the laser

Strange

the game is cool, I like the upgrades on it but the robot concept is so overplayed lol and wtf is with the clown face?? just weird..it could be a little harder but all and all the game was fun,addictive but very uncreative:)!!! keep at it

TOO CUTE THOUGH VERY UNMANLY LOL

The secret is..... LOL

I finally got the secret, but first the review...

REVIEW

Game Concept - not too good. The controls are very limited. You only move left and right, giving the whole game a feeling of slowness and clumbsiness. The baddies on the rope shooting at you is a pretty lame idea because there should be no reason why you can't shoot them - or shoot the bombs for that matter. The gameplay is therefore very flat. Since the progression of difficult is relatively high, you have to replay the levels over and over to get the upgrades. Finally, the boss is really lame. If you are fully upgraded, it dies in 3 hits, while throwing out some pretty illogical attacks against you (downward arrows - wtf??). Overall this game is an example of an old fashion grind game. There are a few good rpg elements such as the upgrades, but the gameplay is quite flat and slowpaced.

Game Presentation - the music is very repetitive. The graphics were too bad, however. A problem are the bugs. For example, at the boss, if you die at a certain stage, the sequence gets screwed up (such as both the arrows and the lasers simultaneously) until you finally beat him (which resets the sequence).

STRATEGY GUIDE TO GET THE SECRET

There is a secret which appears when you have all the trophies, but getting it will be incredibly tedious for the average gamer. The normal game is pretty easy to beat (it takes time, but you can simply collect the money and grind). To beat all the levels without losing health... that takes some time. The key element to beating it without losing health is to familarize with the highly annoying on-the-rope shooters. The best way to dodge their shot is to go the 1/4 of the screen, then stay there for a while, then move to 3/4 of the screen, then stay there for a while, before moving back.

THE SECRET GAME

There hasn't been a discussion on this yet, and it's no surprise because I'd assume that very few has gotten there. Anyways, in the secret game, you play as one of the UFOs and you fly around collecting bombs.

To fly the UFO, you use your mouseclick. What's strange about this is that your UFO runs out of "fuel" in 3 seconds. It would seem like collecting the bombs in the air should give you more fuel, but they don't. After two mouse clicks, your UFO pretty much crashes down to the abyss. It seems like there's a severe bug here.

The secret game also has an online high score table.