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Pushover (DOS)

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Written by  :  Feem (45)
Written on  :  Apr 21, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A timeless puzzle game that is always a good exercise on your brain

The Good

It's a puzzle game that's easy to jump into. It's not ridiculously hard, and its design is intuitive, so you find yourself feeling smart when you succeed in a level. The game is also quirkily funny. It's fun to play when you feel like stimulating your brain - It's a pure video game experience that allows you to think beyond jump, shoot, kill, get.

The Bad

What's not to like? If you're not into playing puzzle games, you won't like this game. It is everything it promises. All 100 levels of it. Perhaps the graphics are a bit dated looking, but that's really because the game came out 18 years ago. Hard to believe...

The Bottom Line

It's a puzzle game where the object is to arrange the dominoes that are scattered throughout each level in such a way that one push results in all of them falling down with the finishing domino falling last. You play through 100 levels of gradually increasing difficulty, but it at no point becomes maddeningly hard. It's really a well-designed game that transcends its own time of release, like tetris. It doesn't rely on its graphics, sound, or presentation to make it worthwhile - it's like how you can play a game of chess with sticks in the sand if you wanted to.