Indie Games Spotlight for June 24th, 2012

By mancide, 6 years ago
LaserCat is a challenging platformer with completely insane graphics.

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ump, dodge and explore in the search for your Owlfriend who has been kidnapped by Wizzord the magic space frog! Playing as Lasercat, you need find all of the keys in the fortress to unlock Owl's prison cell. A retro styled exploration platform game featuring 225 rooms filled with traps, creatures and deadly, deadly lava.

RELEASE DATE: 4/28/2011
DEVELOPER: Dudefather
GENRE: Action & Adventure

Offline players 1
Dolby Digital
LaserCat is a completely crazy version of an old-school Metroid-style platformer. With 225 "puzzle" rooms to search for keys, the need to bring those keys back to a checkpoint, sometimes through new paths you had not yet explored, and with that combine the crazy off-the-wall trivia questions you need to answer to retain the key, LaserCat is definitely one unique game.

The still motion screens do nothing to justify my claim of insane graphics. As you change rooms, the base color for each screen rotates through a selection of colors, this makes each screen different than the last. Some of these colors are easier to see what is going on, others are so bright and in your face they are a challenge in themselves to navigate around.

Overall, I found LaserCat a bit on the challenging side. Thinking back to my gaming history, though, I find it is probably just the right level of difficulty. I was never very good at mastering the skills required in the Metroid games, and LaserCat feels like it draws much of its inspiration from that franchise.

LaserCat can be added to your collection for the low price of 80 MSP.

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Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.