Solaris 1.0.4. Reviews (Windows)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Absolute Games ( (Jul 31, 2000)
Не смотрите на меня, как на сумасшедшего, о любители интеллектуальных игр. Да, я твердой рукой ставлю Solaris 104 девять баллов и Большой Круглой Печатью выштамповываю “Наш выбор”, коего не удостоился так ненавидимый мною Diablo 2, хе-хе. Аркада должна быть чистой, аркада должна быть красивой. И все это есть в S104 в той самой степени, которая нужна для не особо активного отдыха за компом. Красивая музыка в стиле “old-school arcades” и возможность запостить свои крутые результаты в Internet Top лучших солярисов — что еще надо прожженному аркаднику, коим я и являюсь? Честное слово, больше ничего. Разве что возможность покупать финтифлюшки в космомагазине между уровнями — ждем Солярис намбер два.
Game Chronicles (Oct 27, 2001)
If you haven't figured it out yet, Solaris 104 kicks some serious ass and I love it. When people talk about "old school" games I can relate because I actually went to that school. I grew up playing Galaxian, Defender, and Dragon's Lair, and whenever I see one of those old machines tucked away in the dusty corner of some airport lobby or bowling alley arcade, I'm always digging for a quarter. Solaris 104 brings the simple pleasure of "blasting everything in sight" right to your desktop with graphics, sound, and gameplay that rival anything your fancy consoles have to offer.
GameGenie (2000)
Solaris 104 is a good side-scrolling shooter in the vein of those found in the early 90s. Featuring a blast fest with great graphics and average sound, Solaris 104 does seem like it could have been released quite a while ago. If you are interested in this kind of classic arcade game, then Solaris 104 should provide enough adrenaline-fueled exhilaration for your gaming dollar.
Game Over Online (Aug 22, 2000)
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: This isn't the sort of game you want to sit down and play in a dedicated fashion. If you play in a marathon you'll probably be bored in an hour, and disgusted in two. We're not doing rocket science here. It's a simple game. You play for five or ten minutes then put it aside (at the end of each level the game autosaves, and you can restart where you left off easily). Play it during commercials in the Simpsons. At that rate, you'll probably never finish it. I have no idea how many levels the game has. I've been through a dozen or more, and they all look different and they all look great.
7Wolf Magazine (Mar 30, 2002)
В общем, игрушка выполнена в лучших традициях аркадных стрелялок, и при желании способна увлечь, что называется, с первого экрана. Что тут можно еще добавить - в игре вас ожидают 2 уровня сложности; 6 видов оружия, на выбор 3 класса кораблей (истребитель, бомбер и шпион), в зависимости от чего будет усилен один из трех показателей - броня, скорость или огневая мощь; кучка весьма симпатичных миссий, неизменно заканчивающихся навороченным боссом; бодрая электронная музыка и безостановочно агрессивный геймплей. Ну, а что еще нужно для того, чтобы приятно "оттянуться" и грамотно завершить напряженный рабочий день?
PC Zone (Mar 26, 2002)
As decidedly average as this game is, there's a bit of conflict for us in declaring it a complete tragedy, as in a way we're glad that scrolling arcade shooters are still being made for the PC. Commonly cited examples such as Star Monkey prove that there's still life in the genre, but bland R-Type/Scramble clones such as this only weaken the argument for twitch gaming, however pretty it may be. Recurring problems such as an unnecessarily chaotic playfield, an unsatisfying power-up curve, and the use of confusing 2.5D planes that see you crashing into environmental objects assumed to be 'background' are frustrating, but the game's biggest failing is in being just plain dull.