Astroloco: Worst Contact
"From the voice work to the whimsical low-res character animations, the whole game feels like it was made by gaming enthusiasts who wanted to make a game they would find fun to play." - Adventuregamers.com
In the far future, humans explore and colonise space using ridiculously deadly, moon-sized trains - 'Astro Locomotives'. They're operated by enormous, competing railroad companies and train vs. train combat is (expensively) common.
Take control of a mistreated mechanic and a swashbuckling pilot as you try to save Gilbert Station from destruction at the hands of an alien death fleet!
Classic 1990s adventure gameplay! Inspired by genre classics such as Space Quest, Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle.
Trains. In space. That's worth the entry price, right there.
The funniest writing in an adventure game this side of the millenium. That might be a positive or a negative, depending on how much you enjoy laughing until you dribble.
Two playable characters for the price of one.
Fully voiced! You'll also be able to turn the voice-over off, since we know some of you like to do that. Just know that every time someone ticks that particular box in the game settings, we'll kill one of our voice actors.
Fully soundtracked! You won't be able to turn the music off. In fact, the volume slider starts at 100% and it only goes up from there.
The 'unique' graphical style of subAtomic and Plan M!
Interesting puzzles and minigames! We know a lot of you adventure gamers out there like to actually have some challenge in your games. For everyone else, just curl up tight, hold down your Escape key, and hope it ends soon.
20 in-game achievements to be unlocked, if you have nothing better to do.
Great point-and-click adventure!Liverpool1971 | June 12, 2013 | See all Liverpool1971's reviews »
The backgrounds in the game are hand drawn and the characters are 8-bit and pixilated - that creates a charming blend. Voice acting and music are also excellent (especially the end credits theme). The narrator sound like from an old radio /tv program. The controls like in almost every point and click are simple – click left mouse button to move or look, and right to interact. There is a “save/load” option, but the game autosaves after important events. Game is full of british humour with references to older adventure games. The only minus is it’s length – takes about 4 hours maximum to finish the game. I highly recommend it!