Astrododge (Odyssey 2)

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Written by  :  Bruce Clarke (72)
Written on  :  Feb 01, 2014
Platform  :  Odyssey 2
Rating  :  2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
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Twitch arcade with high level of difficulty

The Good

Excellent presentation with good graphics for an 8-bit system. The sound effects are good. Packaging and manual are also good. In every area except difficulty I would give it high ratings.

The Bad

There's one huge caveat: the difficulty level starts off *brutally* difficult and never lets up. I have put a couple of hours into playing into this cart and have reached a high score of a whopping 218 points - and that was a complete fluke. Most of my games end after about 60 or 90 points.

I just sat and forced myself to play another 30 minutes. High score? 179.

The Bottom Line

Way, way too difficult! Either there should be a skill level option, or Astrododge should start somewhat easier and then increase difficulty as you play.

Considering that this cart costs 35€ plus shipping, it is a frustrating experience.