Who says simple games can't be fun!!! Hold of Red is one of those rare simple games that is both fun, addictive and with a lot of replay value and depth. And guess what, it’s brought to us by the (in) famous YMM. Hold of Red's graphics are simple. Basically, they are just colored hearts and a lot of red. But it suits the game and they are nice to look at. The particle explosions were really cool as well. The music was great and it was perfect for the game's atmosphere as where the SFX. The main game play is simple. Destroy all the moving hearts that are coming to you from all directions before they destroy you. However, the game play goes much deeper than that. YMM has added a great RPG-like system where we can gain levels to increase our stats. This is a very good system and helps when we get to the harder parts of the game (wave 12 was a killer). In addition to this, you can also view your stats, unlock some extras and submit your score to an online table!!!
My only complaint would be if we had a stat for how fast our bullet is. Maybe it’s just me, but I thought the bullets were a little slow. I know it adds more challenge to the game play but sometimes I fount it to be annoying because it was too slow. However, this is only a minor complaint and doesn't affect the fun factor much.
FINAL JUDGEMENT: Hold of red is difinently a game you should have on your PC. Its fun, addictive and has alot of replay value. Also, it will keep us busy for some time until YMM releases Jumper 3. Great game YMM!!!
Edited by Sparx, 12 July 2005 - 06:48 AM.