Review For: Monsterz
Date Written: April 24, 2005
Compatibility: Windows/Linux/Mac/anything else you can try to compile it on ;-)
License: Open Source
Download/Site Link: http://sam.zoy.org/monsterz/
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pretty much everyone has played the game where you have to put three or more squares, circles, etc. together in order to eliminate them and clear the whole board. Monsterz works pretty much the same way, but instead of colored shapes you have colored monsters and three different ways to play! If you have played many games like this before you may wish to stop reading this review right now, but you have to admit that these games never get old.
In classic mode your objective is to eliminate a set of a particular monster, (called the Lucky Monster, which can actually be any of the monsters) a set amount of times. Once you clear so many sets up the Lucky monster you advance to the next level. Yes, it is simple, but you wouldn’t believe how addicting these games can be!
There is no real objective in Training Mode except to eliminate as many monsters as possible and build up your points. As the name implies, this is just to get you familiar with the game (not that experienced players wouldn’t want to play in training mode).
In puzzle mode your objective is to eliminate monsters so that the puzzle blocks go together. Once you have the puzzle blocks all connected to each other properly you advance to the next level. Unlike the first two modes, this mode probably requires the most concentration.
Graphics & Sound
The graphics and sound both have a funky (don’t use that word very often…) and happy theme. The graphics are bright and colorful and the one song that is played in the background is very dynamic. However, once again, there is only one song that is played in the background and after a while it can get quite annoying. Don’t worry though, because you can always turn it off and listen to your own music. The one and only problem I had with the graphics was that in full screen mode the graphics didn't look as nice, but other than that everything was good.
Overall this is a great version of an overused game idea that never gets old. Additionally it is completely free and under 5MB, so you have no excuse to not give it a try. Just remember we did warn you if you start to play this game for hours.