I would be astounded if Eagle Island doesn’t earn a wealth of indie dev awards in the year following its release.
At first glance, the participants in today’s struggle for digital dominance couldn’t be more different. In one corner, you have a Gothic-themed horror game and in other, a high flying ninja revenge quest. But a deep dive into these 8-bit classics reveal eerie similarities in design, control, and difficulty. How do these titles stack up in the crucible of Thunderdome examination?
“Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.”
One thing is for certain: if Effie is their debut effort, I can’t wait to see what this studio comes up with as it continues to improve.
Bottom line is, if you like shmups, you’ll want to add this to your digital gaming library. If this genre doesn’t interest you, I’d hold off for the forthcoming Contra and Castlevania collections.
Cut to 1986. Domino’s was red with the marinara sauce of war. They needed a general to command their army of drivers dedicated to delivering cheesy pies in 30 minutes or less. The mission? Sell more pizzas. Enter: The Noid.
“Look after the customer and the business will take care of itself.”