This month the great sidescroller games Koopo the Lemming (by Koopo) and Scooter (by gerbil) were released. I decided not to make Koopo the Lemming Game of the Month, because it was released by Hydra (Koopo never released it for some reason). I didn't know what Koopo would think of that, so I decided to make the other great sidescroller of this month GotM: Scooter!
In Scooter, you control a small female guinea pig. She has to climb, move, dig, (etc...) her way to various levels. Not much of a plot, but for some reason, sidescroller never really have a developed plot. Most of the time, this doesn't matter really, since you'll probably have fun enough anyway.
The controls of Scooter may seem a little difficult when you first play the game, but you'll get used to them pretty soon. There are various buttons: switching directions, tunnelling, digging, producing a clump of dirt and jumping. Also, beware of the red exclamation mark button... the suicide button. =)
Scooter is game that's rather doable, even though it still provides you with some good challenges. The game is similar to the ZZT hit Zem! (and Zem! 2, of course) and it also bears some minor resemblances to Koopo the Lemming.
The graphics of Scooter are pretty good, but not all that special. The decent graphics make the game look rather professional, which is a good thing, of course. You will also find a few art boards of our guinea pig friend herself, which looks pretty cool and funny. Scooter, you rule! =)
I haven't heard many people talking about the release of Scooter yet, so I hope this Game of the Month review will draw the attention of this Lame Game production, brought to us by gerbil, which is most likely to provide you with some good side scrolling fun.