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Gridrunner Revolution (Windows)

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90
Wired
Gridrunner Revolution should be played not for the paces it puts your thumbs through, but for the things it’ll do to your brain.
80
Gamereactor (Denmark)
Hvis du ikke er i en af de to grupper, er Gridrunner Revolution dog en gåsehudsfremkaldende lussing af originalitet, vanvid og fængende gameplay til en minimalpris på godt 100kr. Det er en spiloplevelse af samme kaliber som Geometry Wars og Super Stardust HD , der blot er født i helt andre, farveglade klæder, men lokker med en spilbarhed der gør at man hele tiden lige skal give det et forsøg mere.
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4Players.de
Wie auch immer: In der gesamten Spielzeit musste ich nur zwei mal (!) lautstark meinen Frust heraus schreien - bei Geometry Wars oder Super Stardust HD wäre so etwas undenkbar. Trotz aller Unübersichtlichkeit fällt das Spiel außerdem etwas einsteigerfreundlicher aus als Space Giraffe aus gleichem Hause. Trotzdem hat es ein paar Stunden gedauert, bis ich den Großteil der Spielmechanik durchschaut hatte. Am besten liest man vor dem Spiel aufmerksam Jeff Minters kleinen Internet-Guide - das Tutorial und die mitgelieferte Anleitung lassen nämlich zu viele Fragen offen. Auch der experimentelle Gravitations-Multiplikator und die leuchtenden Projektil-Schleifen machen den Titel interessant. Schade allerdings, dass es keine weltweiten Leaderboards gibt. Wer einen PC und ein Faible für überdrehte Arcade-Shooter besitzt, sollte sich diesen Trip aber nicht entgehen lassen.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
In fact, the only downside is that the playfield can feel a bit limited - like you should have more room to manoeuvre. Whether you view this as a feature which ramps up the intensity or one which promotes claustrophobia depends entirely on how the game makes you feel. For me, it's a bit of both. But for a miserly 20 bucks (around £12.50 at time of writing), it's something of a shoe-in, for shmuppers and Jeff Minter fans alike.
80
Softonic
There are also plenty of unlockables, including simulations of the original Vic 20 and C64 games, an endurance mode and an insane 'Thrusty Mode', where your movement is controlled by thrust. For 'hardcore' players, this is one of the most hardcore experiences you'll find! Gridrunner Revolution is an addictive, humorous and visually stunning experience
75
Destructoid
Ultimately, while Gridrunner Revolution may take far too long to get to the really good stuff, and though it may often lack clear player feedback, it is unquestionably worth your time. Its weirdly entrancing-but-ugly aesthetics will make you (however temporarily) regret the awful things you said about Jeff Minter after failing to beat level 40 of Space Giraffe, and its elegant, sort-of-shooter mechanics are as addictive as they are unusual. Whether you're a longtime Minter fan or have ever considered hurling a brick through the guy's window, Gridrunner Revolution is unquestionably worth your time.
75
Out Of Eight
Gridrunner Revolution does suffer from confusion due to sensory overload (although not to the same degree as Space Giraffe): it can be difficult to figure out exactly what the heck is going on. In addition, you can “cheat” by constantly rotating your ship: that’s a somewhat significant balance issue. The lack of online leaderboards means you are only cheating yourself, so I suppose it’s ultimately not that big of a deal. Gridrunner Revolution is actually pretty different from Gridrunner++ (I downloaded the demo), although it uses some of the same sound effects, and doesn’t suffer from sequel syndrome. The graphics and sound are trippy, and although they can negatively impact the gameplay, they do make for a distinctive look and feel. Fans of arcade shooters will find an approachable and unique game made so by several distinctive features.