Echoes+ is a game you’ll love if you’re into 80’s style retro games. This game is like the old Asteroids game on drugs. Now don’t get me wrong. In no way, shape or form am I advocating the used of said substances here. Just an inference to what it’s like playing this game. And the game is fun.
The graphics are relatively simplistic in the style of Geometry Wars. Left stick to move and right stick to shoot. Right trigger for the smart bomb. The object of the game is to shoot the asteroids as they come into the screen area. As you shoot them, they break into smaller pieces that must be shot as well. This game brought back fond memories of the old Asteroids shooter. There is even a classic style game that is very similar to the original game.
The sound is very good for this game with music and explosions to rival some of the other indie games out there. Even some of the mainstream games.
You have several different varients on the gameplay with 6 modes of play, 4 difficulty levels and multiple powerups for you to collect. Some of the modes of play include a survival mode and modes where you have only asteroids or meteors to take out. They will come at you in ever increasing waves.
One of the features of this game that I really loved was the fact that in some of the survival modes you get insulted when you die. It turns out that there seems to be a pre-programmed leader board and you get commented on depending on how far you were able to reach. Such as “You lasted as long as an arthritic snail” and so on. Very creative and funny. Kudos to the developer on this one.
I highly recommend this game to everyone. It will bring hours of enjoyment to everyone.
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