When you first look at Loltrix' topic, you might think that it is "yet another prank game". But it isn't. This game is an interesting arcade shooter, comparable with Space Invaders. When the game starts, you get the exact same text that was in the topic. At first sight it looks like it was written by a 6-year-old who didn't know what he was doing, but after you play the game, it all makes sense.
The goal in Loltrix is rather simple. You have to protect the earth from its enemies by shooting them. Except that the earth is represented by a line of text, the enemies look like this: "LOL" and your only weapon is an "OMG!" shooting "LMAO" beams. I found the text-based environment a very nice approach to making a game. It fits Loltrix quite well, not to say that it actually adds in the game's value. It was only after a few playthroughs, that I noticed that something was missing: sound. It's sad that there isn't any sound or music in the game because I think that it would definitely make it even more "epic".
Another thing that I noticed after those few playthroughs, is that it is quite hard to get a decent score in Loltrix. After killing the first few enemies, the "DIFICULTYES" raised very fast making it almost impossible to kill all the enemies before they reach "T-ARTH-D1RTZORZ-ERTH-D1RT-ARTH-D1RTZORZ-ERTH-D1RT-ARTH-D1RTZORZ-ERTH-D1RT-ARTH-D". This hardness makes it so that you constantly want to beat your last high score just to see whether you can do better.
This strange game is very fun to play. It may turn out being not that easy, but that's something that keeps you playing. While writing this review I tried beating my personal record of 2900, which seems impossible for now. I'll give it another try tomorrow and I hope that I can beat it then.
If you want to know more about Sinistrade and his other projects, check out his 64Digits page. You'll find some other nice games worth playing, and some examples:
Edited by Samscam, 18 February 2010 - 05:09 PM.