By Ted Lauterbach and Brian 'brod' Rodriguez
Chawp is a game in which the aim is to 'Chawp' a bunch of coloured laser/string things by dropping and dragging anchors along and then reeling them in allowing them to 'Chawp' the lasers.
At first glance I was really impressed by the graphics and how the gameplay worked, however, I had no idea what I was meant to be doing, after a few minutes I worked out that I was meant to be cutting up the lasers with my anchors and I really started to get into the game.
The first level was fairly basic, a nice starting point that helped me get use to the control and feel of the game, however as the levels progressed it got increasingly difficult very quickly to the point where I was struggling to get past level 3 without losing all five of my lives, however, not wanting to be embarrassed for losing out on the third level compelled me to persevere. I did and after a while I managed to get up to around level 7 in which I died and got sent all the way back to level 1. That was probably the most annoying part of the game, having to go back to level 1 each time, while I did get really good at completing the first couple of levels, I did get a little bored after a while.
As a whole the game was very smooth and easy to control, the game used only the mouse for control (except for exiting the game and toggling full screen) which made for a very easy a simple control scheme. And the rest of the feature only complemented this, being able to change the colour (with point) and moving around, all using the mouse kept the game fun to play and not overwhelming having to remember how to do different things using loads of different keys.
The levels get extremely difficult after a while...
The musical and graphical aspect of this game was very nice too, the background music was fun and exciting and wasn't too loud or too soft but rather just right while still allowing the gameplay sound effects to be heard with clarity over the top of it. The graphics too were very nice allowing for a somewhat modernized retro feel and also not totally covering the screen with bright annoying colours as some other games do.
The game also gives the player the option to connect to Gamejolt if they wish to submit scores and earn achievements which is a nice touch.
Overall I would like to say that this game is indeed rather exceptional game, with its simplistic and retro nature, this game is a fun little time killer/procrastination tool for people of all ages and sizes.
Play the game here!
With Sincerity ~ Matty_Richo
Edited by matty_richo, 02 May 2011 - 06:53 AM.