Little Counterstrike is written by a 15-year old German programmer. Your task is to shoot down the baddies and rescue the hostages (dressed in white). There are 6 weapons to choose from. To rescue a hostage you right-click on that person. If you reach 10,000 points (end of level 9) you get to face the final enemy. The terrorists shoot back at you so you need to act quickly with your gun! It's more a game of using your fast reactions than being blazed by its graphics (which are mediocre).
Little Fighter 2
As the name of this game indicates, this is a fighting game. There are youngsters fighting on the steet and you are one of the characters. Up to four players can play on one computer and the rest of the players can be computer generated. There is also an online option to play against friends on the internet, therebye allowing for games of up to 8 human players. The graphics and sound effects are both good. This game is pretty violent and has hand weapons and a small number of bloody killing effects. Your life is gradually restored. There is no scoring in this game. There are multiple characters to choose from with various different special techniques and abilities. The author often adds new characters and techniques. The homepage of the game describes the moves of each player. The game allows you to select your own method of control and supports joystick and keyboard gameplay.
This update (v1.9) inludes 4 new characters (the Knight, Justin, Bat and Julian) and one new gamemode (battle mode).
Download links to download page.
Little Plane is a simple yet beautifully designed game. You will be surprises that despite the lack of sofistication, it's frustratingly addictive as you try to fly a plane through the cave without hitting the rocks formations. Some passages are very narrow and you need to plan ahead when to start descending or ascending. You may wonder how many levels this game has - at least I did. So I contacted the author and he replied: "the game doesn't have and end. Each level is the same as the previous,
but the plane moves faster and it's harder to control. Also the score grows faster."
LockOn is a decent shooter with some fresh gameplay. Unlike many other shooters, this game does not build on tried-and-true gameplay concepts that have been around for years. Neither does it try to be excessively strange. Instead, LockOn has completely new ideas while still remaining a simple shooter. In LockOn, you control a little flash of light, and shoot homing missiles and small bullets at enemies. There is no button for strafing, but with homing missiles, it doesn�t really matter. The smaller bullets are good for taking out a clustered group of enemies, and not much else. Your enemies are also strange flashes of light, who will try to shoot at you with different projectiles. Sometimes, when you kill an enemy, a star will appear. A flashing star must be collected immediately, or it will turn into another enemy. A normal star will help to fill up your �Bonus Meter,� which, when filled up completely, will spawn a powerup. Powerups make your flashing dot of light go faster and shoot better, more precise missiles. The more powerups you collect, the better your dot of light will be. You lose one powerup when you get hit by an enemy, and losing all powerups will kill you. You have three lives, and then it�s Game Over.
While nothing special compared to some other freeware games, LockOn�s graphics are very attractive for a GameMaker game. Unless you get very annoyed by flashes of light, you�ll probably like LockOn�s graphics. LockOn�s sound is pretty decent, with a nice array of sound effects and background music that fit the game�s style.
Of course, the thing that matters most in a game is, of course, appeal; how much you�ll enjoy the game. LockOn is pretty fun, despite a few flaws. There isn�t much reason to use regular bullets, because they�ll barely ever hit their target. After getting to a high level, the enemies are excessively difficult, and once you die, you lose all your powerups. So, it starts a chain reaction of...dying. And, lastly, the screen flashes after each complete wave, which can get annoying after a while. However, my complaints are small and few; LockOn is still very enjoyable. So, I recommend this game to anyone looking for a decent shooter, especially fans of Robotron. No, this game doesn�t have any direct resemblance, but the gameplay is slightly similar.
PC REQUIREMENTS: Not specified
GAME AUTHOR Jeph Wacheski REVIEWED BY Mechalord
STAFF RATING 7/10
USER RATING 8.9/10
FILE SIZE 3.6 MB
FILE DATE Jun 08, 2003
UPLOADED May 21, 2004 DEV TOOL GameMaker
Machines of Destruction
Machines of Destruction (MOD for short) is an action-packed car battle game that you can play online with 3 other people. You can race, play in a death-match, or play Ion Soccer with these weapon-equipped vehicles of mayhem. MOD is one of the best �Klik� games I have ever played, possessing clean graphics, great sounds and fast game-play.
The 2D graphics in Machines of Destruction are awesome; couple that with great effects and care for detail and you have one of the nicest looking games out there. You can see the effects of your warfare � fires, battle scars, craters and burning objects. Although there are only 4 maps included with the game, they are quite large and detailed. Some of the cars need an identifier so you know which way you�re facing, but luckily there is an assortment of cars you can pick from.
Music included with the game works with the theme, but one of the greatest features of MOD is the built in MP3 player. If you don�t like the background music, just change it with your own favorite songs! There are many included sound effects for weapons and explosions, but thanks to the included weapons designer, you can add or modify sound effects. This level of customizability is rarely seen in games.
Remember playing Arc? Machines of Destruction has a fairly similar control scheme. As the documentation will instruct to you, use the WASD keys to move around, and the mouse buttons to fire the various weapons you have equipped to your car. You move your mouse to aim turrets on your enemies. These controls feel awkward at first, and take some time to get used to. The documentation is fairly comprehensive, and it actually follows you screen by screen. This helps reduce the learning curve.
How fun is Machines of Destruction? Very fun. Although I could not find any human opponents to challenge, the bots gave me a good workout. You�ll be at the edge of your seat as you try and destroy your opponents. There is some strategy involved, as you can drive into a body of water to cool off your weapons, at the expense of HP. For every enemy you kill, you�re awarded money to buy upgrades for your car. The three game modes included offer hours of fun.
Presentation: 10/10 � MOD presents great documentation, an easy to use menu system, and a quick view game screen.
Graphics: 10/10 � Need I say more?
Sounds: 10/10 � The total customizability of this game is awesome. Edit sound effects and add your own MP3 background music!
Game-Play: 10/10 � A racing, shooting, and sports car game all in one!
Lasting Appeal: 9/10 � If you can find human opponents, this game could easily become an addiction. Bots can become boring to play with after a while. Hopefully, the popularity for MOD will increase after this review, and you�ll see more people playing online.
The Rating: 10/10 - Machines of Destruction is quite possibly the best car action shooting and racing game.