The creators of the Project Gotham Racing saga have released a spectacular arcade game.
At first glance, many might think that Geometry Wars has been in the video game market for decades, or might even come out. mythical arcades
However, its origin They are the opposite of what many of you might have imagined. The now defunct developer Bizarre creations I believe Geometry wars as a minigame in the second installment of its flagship racing series, Project Gotham Racing 2, for the original Xbox in 2003. The game was accessible via an arcade machine in the garage and instantly achieved that perfect retro shooting balance that quickly became a hit with players.
Thus, the arrival of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved it was a surprise to everyone. The game was released a few years later, in 2005, coinciding with the departure of the Xbox 360 and its service “Xbox Live Arcade”, which focused on small games and independent studios. This, at the time, gave small games a new opportunity to get a piece of showcase in an industry plagued by AAA. The game quickly went to the top of the download list in Xbox 360 and its success has led to the creation of sequels and spinoff games on many platforms.
In Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, as in any arcade game, the goal was simple. We control a ship with the left joystick and pull in the desired direction with the right. Simply we had to survive against the increasingly complex and numerous waves extraterrestrial entities who were trying to kill us. And I can assure you that they have done this more than once, andbecause with one touch they took away part of the life
As in any arcade game worthy of the name, get a score high it was important for one main reason. While it was being played, they gained extra lives and bombs, who briefly cleared the battlefield and offered a chance to take a break. Keep the beat getting the most points was the key, thanks to the multipliers. Of course if you lost your life he had to start over.
Keep on the move was the key to success, because in no time you have been faced with all kinds of different enemies, from creatures with snake shape that blocked your escape, even those who created a gravity sink to absorb you. Will play Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved It was so addicting that more than once I went through certain phases beat my scores above and see how far it could go. For me it is the main feature of a well-made arcade game.
I guess the most notable difference between this game and the original is the big improvement of the graphics section. Yes, this time the enemies were very psychedelic and appeared and danced across the screen in very striking neon tones. The screen during the fight too he deformed and stretched based on player and enemy behavior, which helped keep us from looking out of the screen.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved He hit the nail on the head when it came to showing what a quality arcade game should be. Its addictive gameplay and striking visual effects have cemented it as a modern classic of the arcade genre, and a title that all Xbox 360 buyers in 2005 and 2006 surely in your power. Unfortunately, the title is not backwards compatible with Xbox One, but if you have your dear Xbox 360 and around 5 dollars in your pocket, it’s definitely a highly recommended title.