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Echoes

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

So this was a very interesting find. Echoes is a combination of the beloved classic Asteroids and XBL hit, Geometry Wars. Or as the web site states, “Yeah, it’s a bit like Asteroids hyperactive, drug crazed brother displayed in blur-o-vision and viewed through psychedelic sunglasses in a cheap nightclub.”

I had to configure the default settings before I was able to play because it was set to the awkward controls mouse for movement and WASD for firing. After reversing the controls, I found my self in a pretty easy asteroids-like game. But it got hectic once there were 20+ asteroids bouncing off the sides of the screen instead of warping to the other side like the original Asteroids. The asteroids even eventually take on some AI and start following you around. The purple ones are your basic free flying rocks, but other colors charge after you or chase you down.

I’d definitely pick this one up if your looking for a fresh remake of Asteroids. Or can’t afford a copy of Geometry Wars.