Buzzard Bait (PC Booter)

Buzzard Bait PC Booter Title screen (CGA with composite monitor)


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Written by  :  OmegaPC777 (7502)
Written on  :  Aug 05, 2017
Platform  :  PC Booter
Rating  :  3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
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An original, fun, and arcade style game for the PC.

The Good

This game has some really colorful composite mode graphics that are very cool to look at, and with a smooth frame rate, too! Another thing about this game that I really like is the overall gameplay. I have a ton of fun trying to shoot down waves of orange buzzards because of how frantic the action is (especially when a baby buzzard is hatched)! Additionally, the sounds, despite being from the speaker, don't consist of annoying beeps, and they sound good!

The Bad

At the usual cycles that DOSBox runs in (in this case 3000), the game is far too fast, but at 500 cycles, the game runs fine. The other problem that I have with this game is the bonus stage because it's very hard to avoid the ship and its projectiles, and if you hit the flying ship (or its projectiles), a life is taken away instead of being kept! That stage also seems to be a bit lower in terms of the frame rate.

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for an old game that consists of frantic arcade action, this is the game for you! I hope you've got DOSBox!