From the very beginning, this game dies to be deleted off of your hard drive. The only part of this game that need be looked at to understand what the game will be like is the title screen, which gets this fine game off to an even more excellent start. Here we get a taste of the goodness to come by merit that PKMNfan tells us to look at the screen upside-down, because his head is stuck that way, apparently, and that?s that way he drew the title screen. Also, from the very beginning, we see that PKMNfan is so smart to give us his other nickname ha><0r the 1337. It also states that PKMNfan laboured over this game, doing a total of THREE HOURS. Can you believe it? He worked SO hard on it.
Now, all we have to do is press "P" to be treated to a wonderous display of the best in crap newbie games. The minigames are very poor, consisting of little else than pre-fabricated enemies and other stuff typical of crap newbies like PKMN. Strangely enough, however, PKMNfan was actually smart enough to include some very handy little tricks that he ripped off of the Encyclopedia. How he managed this I don't know and don't care. Obviously, he needs to take a look at some quality ZZT games such as the Featured Games and the ones mentioned in the z2 Help articles, acessible from the menu bar at the top of the page. I really suggest putting some good work into your games next time, PKMNfan, before you are permanently labeled a crap newbie.
Graphics: While PKMNfan boasts about having "TONS OF STK GRAPHICS!!!!1111," I see nothing worth giving any recognition to. The graphics are pure, unadulterated waste products. There is nothing worth seeing, here. Please define graphics. Strangely enough, he used the Zenith Tool Kit. Even the graphics in the toolkit are better than anything seen in the game. And generally, it?s a good idea to avoid the blinkers.
Gameplay: If walking across an empty board to get to the other passage excites you, YOU WILL LOVE THIS GAME. For those of us who prefer intelligent gaming, stay away.
Programming: Poor to little. The cool stuff section had some interesting things that had already been discovered, but how PKMNfan found them out beats me.
Story: As the Minigame Collection had none, I will rate the accompanying game, Alchemy, on this. Poor. No good.
Overall: The Minigame Collection was bad enough, but Alchemy being included made a bad download worse. Don't waste your time. On a side note, I would add that this game is likely inspired by "Simple Games for Simple Minds" and is a good example of why games like that should be carefully released, the reason being that newbies look at it and say "Oh that's so cool and everyone likes it I shall now make a better one !!!!1!111!." If games like this continue to be released, we are going to need to start seperating, or even deleting completely games like this from the archive, to make room for the games that are actually worthwhile. Surely you can do better than this, PKMNFan?
first thing's first Thankyou mlh for telling me to turn down my monitor brightness down. Okay at first I thought this was a joke Why it's on the website It's crap it come's with this other game called alchlem, And it suck to. it HAd the infamos YELLOW BORADERS!!! minigames had NO stk except just a little thr other one had one room that was 69% stk This REALLY REALLY SUCKS I'm still trying to fighue out how this is on the website Anyways This is very ipmprtant do what MLH said go try it it sucks
Well, reading the above review, I just HAD to see this game. As it turns out, MLH is unsurprisingly right. Just ThelastPKMNfanleft's nick is the first tipoff that this game will suck. Then you actually download it. Some of the minigames are: "WALK ACROSS THE BOARD" Can you make it? "WALK ACROSS THE BOARD REDUX" The same. "WALK ACROSS THE BOARD WITH THE BOX IN THE MIDDLE" Harder than the first two! "KILL THE RUFFIANS WITH THE TEXT BOX THAT WON'T FUCKING STOP POPPING UP" Self-explanatory "SHOOT TEH BOSS!!!111ONE" Whee!! "HRAD PLUZZELS" an easy puzzle room.
Get this game to see what NOT to do.
"9.5 Minigames, plenty of STK, 3 engines, 3 more minigames coming soon, and a BONUS copy of my only other fully complete game, The Alchemist's Paradox. What more could you want?"
This game is so unbelievably horrible. The title screen and last "mini-game" hurt my eyes. They are still throbbing. I am not joking, either. The minigames are horrible. I feel sad that I've wasted 15 minutes of my life on this piece of crap.
It is quite evident the author did not test a single thing in the entire game. In one arena-style game, the lions were allowed to move out of the way of the duplicators. In others you are forced to cinually press enter while you move up to the top of the screen and use ?+zap to get your way past the sensor object, because there is noway in hell any player is going to attempt to kill those ruffians with the constant dialog boxes appearing.
And if the author does release the Troggdor (sp?) minigame, it's personal.
Not as bad as School ZZT, the only reason to download is to make yourself feel better about your own ZZTing ability... no matter who you are.
Oh, and if you do play, turn your monitor brightness down. Way down.