Matthew Leverton has rated 95 projects with an average score of 7.07
The controls are smooth, and the graphics have a nice retro look. Lots of nice details, very well done.
Jumping up towers has never been so much fun!
Happyland Adventures - Xmas Edition
A fun game for all ages.
The graphics, music, dialog, etc fit together well, even if some parts are slightly annoying. In the genre of retro, NES style of RPGs, it could be very good. But... it ends just as it starts to pick up. Nonetheless, if you're a fan of these types of RPGs, you should give it a try.
While I didn't actually play it for very long, it did appear to be a professional imitation of the early Ultima series. So if you're a fan of that genre, you should check out the game.
No Pong game can be worth 28MB, but this one does show promise. The elastic string paddles actually add some skill to the game. However, the action doesn't feel very smooth and the ball bounces very unnaturally off some of the level's obstacles.
Tetanus On Drugs
It's good for a laugh, but there's not much else going for it.
For the most part, it's an excellent game. However, if you don't like the genre, it won't win you over.
For an early first release, it's okay. But as an abandoned game, there's nothing worth seeing here.
Jumping Jack 2 : Worryingly Familiar
The entire concept of the game is boring, but at least it's implemented well. Other than a few minor graphical glitches and an unimaginative menu system, there's not much to complain about.
Jumping Jack - the further adventures
The gameplay is boring and the presentation is bad. The rest is average quality.
The style is funny, but it actually gets in the way of playing the game.
It's as no frills as it gets. I don't even think it clears the lines properly...
The game is unplayable since it has no speed regulation.
While the implementation is solid, the game itself is rather boring.
It's not in English, but it's still easy to use.
There's nothing too exciting about a basic Etch A Sketch simulator.
Lack of timing makes it unplayable as-is.
Are You Lost?
Lost fans might find this amusing, but I hope no one actually waits to input the numbers...
The spinning object would be a neat effect if it were easy to visualize. At least it works and comes with source.
It's a great Christmas themed clone of the classic Windows SkiFree game.
Well Done! It's a hard game to win, because I find myself enjoying turning people into zombies.
Nothing too fancy, but it's a good game nonetheless. The variations of game play set it apart from some of the more basic clones.
Light Cycles XP
It's nice to be able to play against the computer, but it didn't seem to be very challenging.
Not bad for a start.
The guy floats, runs like a maniac, and can skip jump like crazy. The sprites are a bit small, and the background looks like a stereogram...
A snake game can only be so fun, and this one doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. The little that's there is good, but enemies, a scrollable field, and interaction with the environment would take it to the next level.
It's kind of neat, but nothing spectactular. It could be turned into a screensaver.
It is Raining Orks
Killing things is always fun, but this game doesn't really do much to set it apart from other games in the genre.
It's a minigame that is fun to play and (considering a good run will last only 20 seconds) fits perfectly into a five minute period of boredom. Additional modes of play might add a bit of gameplay depth, but in the end it would most likely feel like the same game.
This is a mancala game with an AI that appears to be good enough to present a challenge.
Another Tetris Clone
It's a simple tetris clone.
Needs in game configuration to adjust sound, controls, beginning level, etc. To avoid accidental drops, pressing "UP" to drop a block should not be allowed as soon as it spawns. Other than that, the controls are fine.
It's a very simple, small game, but at least it works. There are some nice effects, like the growing flower.
Lisa 'n' Jane - The fashionbusters
Good for a laugh, but there's not any lasting game play. Maybe if teenage fashion girls weren't so boring, the game would be more fun.
It's a good puzzle game, but there are not many different things Zep can do. This just means level designers have to be very creative in coming up with distinct challenges. The default level set is good, but organized expansion packs would do a lot for replayability.
Glizda is a very polished nibbles/worms type of game packed with special blocks and items. Complete with a level and episode editor, this makes a very good game.
It has a lot of potential, but it needs an improved control scheme and more exciting graphics. The mouse would be more useful than the keyboard, and is easy to share in multi player games. You may want to rob some ideas from Fuzzy's World of Miniature Space Golf.
Batman Against the Vampires
Quite simple and basic, but trying to bet your high score can be addicting!
I'll forgive the braindead path finding, because I just like to shoot my friends and anything else that moves anyway. A smaller download option (without the MP3s and movies) would be welcome, but overall there's not much to complain about.
Arcade Minesweeper Deluxe
It's about as good as minesweeper gets.
The drawing tools are great and the networked aspect adds good depth. Rest of the program needs some polish.
By far the most visually impressive Allegro game I've ever seen. Game play needs some work though. The AI is simple and the players seem unbalanced. If you can straighten some of that up, this would be super.
The game is nice, but the download size (40MB) is a bit much. Sometimes it is incredibly easy to nuke someone on the first shot. Despite some minor flaws, its very well done.
Excellent shoooter, very polished. The graphics are neat, albeit seemingly lo-res.
Well done. Graphics are OK, but they are consistent. Controls are good. Movement of baddies are a little jerky.
I think it'd be better suited to default to a 640x480 window or so. It's got everything a minesweeper game needs. It'd be nicer if you could just hold the mouse button down instead of clicking buttons repeatedly when customizing settings.
Simple game. Best part is playing two players all by yourself
It has a lot of potential. The GUI's look and control needs to be standardized. After playing for several minutes, I had problems with the game freezing every few seconds.
The game looks and sounds nice, but it feels as if you are stuck in slow motion. Also, the baddies sometimes seem to get stuck against the walls. With some tweaks, it could be a very nice game.
Sword of Fargoal remake
This was one of my favorite games on the C64!
A good "lemmings" game that let's you make your own levels. The graphics are OK, but more animation, special effects, and interactive items would be good.
Alex the Allegator 4
Presented very well, easy to get into and play. Excellent for what it tries to be, but would be even more fun on a portable system...
Super Monster Painter Extreme
The game is slick, but the actual gameplay lacks the excitement necessary for its kind. However, it's a good effort for what was a two-week mini-project.
A simple enough game for anyone to understand, but with clever levels it could be rather challenging. It's nice to be able to place some tiles and watch the whole thing unravel.
I kind of like shooting down people in parachutes! The game needs a little more to be fun, but it's OK.
It's an excellent game, but I personally cannot play very long with the monochrome-ish display. I thought the sound and music were both appropriate.
It feels like a 16-bit console game of old. And that's definately a good thing here. Good job!
This is a very solid puzzle game that may remind you of a Rubik's cube. The only trouble with the gameplay is that the level of difficulty rises fast, and you may find yourself against a brick wall.
A very nice game both in single and multi-person modes. A few rough edges, but good where it needs to be.
It's a short, silly game with just enough gameplay to get by. You should play it at least once.
It's an interesting demo considering how small and tidy the source is.
It's well done. Seems to look the best in lower resolutions. Could be turned into a screen saver.
Relatively polished. Nice to be able to ask for help or take back moves. Has an AI with various difficulty settings.
Cool little game once you get used to the controls. Picking up the little wounded soldiers is actually easiest if you simply run over them... Don't worry, it doesn't hurt them. :)
This is a nice game, but you'll be wishing you could aim your gun diagonally. Newer versions have helped some of the past control problems. Lack of a computer AI limits the use of this as a one player game. Nice replay mode!
This game is hillarious the first time you play it. Good animation, excellent stick 'graphics'. It seemed to get boring quick, but it is worth looking at.
Mines and Flowers
This is a simple, yet nice game. There's not a whole lot of replay value, but give it a try - it's worth going through at least once.
This is a nice piece of work for three days. Other than some display glitches, it's pretty solid. Runs in multiple resolution, and up to four players at a time.
SARC -- Spades Artificially Reasoning Computer
I'm not a Spades player, but it seemed to play well. The basics are all there, but no extras. The only annoying item was that under XP the mouse would freeze for a few moments - possibly by design to keep the game from flying?
Hard work pays off. Excellent all around game.
Alex the Allegator 2
A polished (albeit simple) puzzle game written for the 3-day SpeedHack competition. You can play against a friend or a computer with a decent & somewhat predictable AI.
If popping animals on a 3d playing field is your thing, then you'll love this game. With up to four simultaneous players and given that it was written in a single weekend, there's not much to complain about!
The Project 2
The Project 2 looks more like a tile engine with lots of potential than a full game. The graphics work well and the level design is great, but in the end, the fiddly controls, AI and length of the game let the show down.
Kings of the Boards
Reminds me of the various NES basketball games a lot. I suggest you download this and have some fun. We at allegro.cc especially liked those halfcart banner ads.
Well, you won't get much better than this for a one man job at a space shooter. Good, challenging gameplay along with some nice effects make this a polished game worthy of a lot of playtime.
A complete game and hard to find any faults with it. Since it comes with a ton of levels of varying difficulty, the game can be played by all ages. The level editor will help keep creative minds busy as well.
If you love action, then you'll like this game. Just shoot everything that you see! And shoot if you don't see anything! Unfortunately, there is only one level - otherwise, it would make a great game.
A classic two player tetris game. If you collect tetris clones, you may just like it.
Drops of Light
Drops of Light is much like a board game; it even looks a bit like Chineese Checkers. It is actually a very unique game that is very challenging. With a nice highscore option, and a built-in editor, how can you go wrong?