Bomb Squad! 1
This is simply another average, clichéd, grammatically incorrect zzt game. Nothing too special here.
PLOT: You play a male named Bret who is a member of the town's BOMB SQUAD. Along with your three crazy counterparts, you rid the nice town of evil (but only once). There seemed to be a developing plot about aliens invading and destroying the town, but the game ended before anything really happened.
GAMEPLAY: Too.. Many.. #Endgames.. Sitting in a chair that doesn't belong to you is NOT a legitimate reason for terminating the game! There were a few bugs that occurred later due to the lag of flag clears. Very disappointing, because these mistakes sometimes render the game unbeatable unless you find out what the flags are and set them yourself (not that I'm that crazy or anything)... The author seemed to be very antipathetic in regards to cheating. Often times when you completed a puzzle a message would say something along the lines of "HOORAaaaaaY! You Got OUT of tHe Building! BUT You DIDN'T CHEAT did you?!" And in one instance a passage was blocked by an object never to be removed. Curious, I ZAPped it and entered. I came to a place called "h e double hockey sticks" and was forced to answer seven absurdly difficult questions in order to continue the game. After answering and going through the passage, I found myself in a resetting invisible maze, with the exit an invisible passage. I'm not sure why I was so determined, but I traversed it while looking at the path in kevedit. That passage took me back into the game, but far into the past. The game had some decent puzzles, but some of them weren't coded properly and unsolvable. =( The ones that were solvable were clever and challenging.
GRAPHICS: Mostly big, ugly, non-stk boards. Definitely the bare minimum.
SOUND: There were a few short music blips but they were just a few repetitive notes.
CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: Annoying and sterile. The fellow squad members included a tree-hugger, disco maniac, and a loser. Hearing them talk was frustrating and pointless.
FINAL WORD: Again, this is an average, amateur, buggy zzt game with a bad plot and sterile dialogue. Anyone who is tired of these types of games should avoid this.
It has virtually no STK. At times the dialouge is HAIR-PULLINGLY ANNOYING. Neil the mystical magical treezer threatens to kill me on every board. There is a cliffhanger ending and no sequel. WHAT IN THE NAME OF HOLLYWOOD HULK HOGAN COULD BE FUN ABOUT THIS GAME?
Well, I'm not sure what it's called, but there's something about this game that makes it worth a download. It's got that pre-STK charm, I guess. It was well written (except for the ending and dialouge), and is a fairly good game to play. GO DOWNLOAD NOW SIRS