CALCULATOR GAME REVIEW: Planet-Casio’s Ludum Dare Entries

For my first calculator game review, I am going to do Planet-Casio’s Ludum Dare entries. Ludum Dare is a 48-hour programming dash. Contestants must have a finished project within that time period. Keep that in mind when you see the following games.

First up is:

Gravity Duck

by PierrotLL

This excellent game was actually ~20 minutes over the deadline. However, it is still impressive. The main menu is almost exactly like the one in the flash game, located here. I have finished all 40 levels, and they are all just like the one’s in the game. This game gets a definite overall rating of 4.6 stars.

Next we have:

Greeny Gap

by KevkevVtt

This game was built after the flash game, located here. The object is to evade the deathly floors and ceilings by pressing EXE. It is a good game in itself (albeit difficult), however, it could be improved by a few minor updates. The first would be to have more levels. Secondly, as with many other calculator games, it could use a “continue game” option. This way, you can use your calculator and come back to the game at your leisure. Lastly, this game really lends itself to having achievements. One achievement could be hitting the ceiling 10 times in a row. I think it would probably be easy to think up more. All in all, this game gets a 4.5 star rating.

And last, but not least:

Gravity Runner

by Eiyeron

If at first you don’t succeed, call it V. 1.0! Jesting aside, this game may not be much now, but what can you say? Programmers, believe it or not, have to sleep too! What I would like to see out of this game in the future are portals, spikes, and switches. Another nice addition would be a way to exit the game without getting out your ballpoint pen and pressing the restart button. Yes, that’s right, there is no other way to exit the game! Hopefully Eiyeron will update this game in the future, because this has way too much potential to waste. This game gets an overall rating of 3.5 stars for now, but I will edit this post if and when eiyeron updates the game.

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