Review by Jeff Ellis
|Final Score||“Crates...must collect more crates”||7.0|
Really beautifully rendered and animated sprites. There’s a fine line between simple and boring and Super Crate Box’s animator Paul Veer did an excellent job of bringing a lot of excitement to such a simple style. It’s always nice when every aspect of a game, from the menus and characters, to the animations and effects all work towards the same vision and the graphics in Super Crate Box’s do just that.
Arcade madness that’s hard to put down. I loved the rhythm that the game created by having your weapon switch out for every point you earn. Coupled with the ever-encroaching enemy waves and the danger of letting them reach the bottom, I was never bored.
Super Crate Box has that addictive arcade gameplay that will keep you stuck to it for days as you try to beat your previous best score and it won’t cost you a single quarter!
Similar to the graphics, the sound in Super Crate Box brings to life that old school arcade vibe that is so crucial to nailing the proper theme. While I enjoyed the soundtrack to the game, as well as the sound effects, I felt that there could have been more depth to it all. There are some amazing things going on in the chiptune world right now and it would have been nice to see some of that coming through in Super Crate Box’s audio.