There are always those simple
little games that drive you crazy. Games like Tetris and Hunt
the Wumpus are ones that I find myself playing over and over,
despite their simplistic nature. Well, Targ is another of those
games. Everything about it screams out old, ancient and archaic.
It is a simple game from a simple era. But like many classic
games, it is the gameplay that is the main selling point!
When you first look at the game, you
can imagine it as a public domain game. It looks alot like
something a high school student would do. You have a bunch of
blocks in rows and there are ships that come down them. I am
being very generous in calling them ships as they are very
generic in design. The look like the letter "v" and you look
like an ugly green car. As you race up the rows, you try to
shoot and destroy all the enemy ships. They do not shoot back,
but instead take off and try to outflank you. They have sheer
numbers on their side (ten to one). Simple right! Well, it is
harder than it appears. Those blasted ships may start off by
coming right at you, but they soon begin to avoid your bullets.
To make matters worse, after a little while, a ship that looks
like it belongs in a Star Trek game pops up and comes after you.
Unlike the other ships, this one comes right after you. It is
like a homing missile. It also makes a very annoying siren sound
as it chases after you.
If you clear a level, you get a
bonus and start all over again. Like I said, it is a very simple
game! But it is fun and a bit addictive in its own way. Sure, it
cannot compare to some of the other classics that came out the
same year like Pac-man and Defender, but it is still a fun
little game and worth a few rounds. But be careful as you may
find yourself playing alot more than you bargained for!
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want
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