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The Path
by Mark Oates
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

Hey, a 3D game! Pretty impressive for a speedhack! The gameplay is decent, but the visuals are fairly bland.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 3 Technical 5 Genre 4

Lands of magic
by GullRaDriel
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

A fun, albeit simple, tile matching game.

The visuals are good (I like the kanji on the tiles and the falling snow in the background), the use of a time limit is enjoyable and instills eagerness (and perhaps anxiety) in the player, and the overall gameplay is fast-paced and requires a touch of strategy. I am not sure how pathfinding fits in to the game though.

My only suggestions for the game would be to write instructions on the screen using text, rather than using a dialog, and adding more levels.

All in all, it's a good game.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 4 Technical 3 Genre 4

Spring
by Gassa and naagi
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

I really liked this one!

The interface is nice and clean, and is visually appealing. I like how the text slots grow and shrink to fit the text that is placed within it. No complaints from me. Adding more content would be nice though. ;)

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 4 Technical 4 Genre 4

Mr Perry's Farm
by Ben 'Bruce "entheh" Perry' Wieczorek-Davis
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

Blowing up animals on the farm is fun, but figuring out how to play the game is a big pain in the butt. The lack of clear instructions greatly impedes upon my enjoyment of the game. I do like the sound effects and the in-game level editor though (very impressive). Adding instructions (and a windowed mode) would greatly improve the enjoy-ability, however.

**EDIT**
Bruce Perry explained the game in better details on the Allegro forums (https://www.allegro.cc/forums/thread/616296/1023053#target), which prompted me to play again. The updated version with windowed mode improved my experience, and now that I know what everything does, it's a better game. I still think adding in-game instructions would have improved the overall experience, as would adding a "winnable" goal.

Scores: Overall 3 Artistical 3 Technical 3 Genre 4

Haiku Rescue
by MiquelFire
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

A short, but fun experience.

I enjoyed collecting the haikus. The falling snow is a nice implementation of the snow requirement. The pathfinding is hit or miss though.

Adding more levels and improving the pathfinding would make the game more enjoyable.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 3 Technical 3 Genre 4

RhymeCraft
by SiegeLord
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

I really like the graphics and the controls. I dislike how the top left button sends me back to the main menu without warning (I lost all of my mana this way). The crafting system is pretty interesting, though I wasn't able to get anything other than "gibberish". Pretty cool game overall, the amount of polish is impressive.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 5 Technical 4 Genre 4

Snow cave scape
by Nuno Martinez
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

The fact that you wrote a working point-and-click engine so quickly is pretty impressive.

The graphics are simple, but work well enough, and the gameplay is nice. I'd really like to see this expanded into a bigger game.

Well done!

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 4 Technical 5 Genre 4

Happy Usagi No Yuki Fortress
by max + amarillion
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

An ambitious game for a speedhack!

Launching the game from the installer resulted in absolutely terrible frame rates, but there were no issues in launching the game outside of the installer.

This game reminds me of Tamagotchi and Neko Atsume. The music and sound effects are nice and relaxing, the graphics are decent enough, the interface is decent, the bunny behavior is fun to watch (I laughed when one of them slid across the snow), and the code is surprisingly clean. Well done!

The Japanese font is a bit too "curly" for easy reading, and the lack of refunds is frustrating. This really isn't a game to be played actively, but passively throughout the day. Getting money is slow, but that's just the nature of the game, I suppose.

Overall this is a solid game. Nicely done!

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 4 Technical 4 Genre 4