Whipcrack Review


Today’s game is Whipcrack. I downloaded the demo of this game after taking a look at the screen shots. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting too much from this platformer but was surprised.

The premise of the story is that you are heading to a distant planet 10 years away to find out what’s wrong with a communications tower that has gone silent. When you get there, you find that it has been taken over by aliens and your job is to stop the infestation while at the same time harvesting their energy to increase your upgrades and fix the tower. Your weapon of choice? The Weapon Hazard Intervention Protocol or W.H.I.P.

The object of the game is to use your whip, which takes a little time between each hit, to destroy the enemy blocks and the computer to harvest their energy. For a 2-D game, it’s pretty unique. One of the best (in my opinion) features that makes it worth the 240 MS Points is the sound. The voice over is very well done. The computer gives you the details on what is happening and explains how everything works as you progress through each level.

There are a total of 19 levels for a single player or 5 levels for multiplayer. This game is both fun and challenging in the fact that you will not succeed as a button masher. You must think things through and remember which buttons control which features. It seems that some good effort went into the development of this game even though it doesn’t really look like it from a graphics point of view which makes this one game that is definitely worth the cost.

This game is definitely worth at least downloading the trial if you aren’t interested in purchasing it.

Rating: out of 5

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