Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Game of the Day - Crazy Fight

This game is simple to describe - it's Whac-A-Mole on your MAME machine.  And it's fun.

Just came across Crazy Fight screwing around with Hyperspin - one of the joys of having Hyperspin is watching all the previews.  You control the action with six buttons, one corresponds to each of six different positions on the screen - 3 across the bottom row and 3 across the top row.  Obviously, you can program any buttons in MAME to correspond to any button in the game, but the game plays better and makes more sense if you happen to have buttons laid out in two rows of three (a keyboard works well for the same reason).

Anyway, you choose a level (difficulty changes) and you start shooting things as they pop up.  So, if a guy with a gun appears in the top row, middle position; you push the top, middle button and you shoot him as fast as you can (b4 he shoots you).  This is a simple game - you won't play a lot, but it would be great for parties or for people who aren't usually gamers.

There are little twists like the scenes changing and innocent folks that you aren't supposed to shoot (you lose points).  And the graphics add to the fun - but let's face it, it's just Whac-A-Mole...  But there's a reason why everyone knows the name Whac-A-Mole, it's fun (for 10 minutes).

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