The game is simple; move your ship (on the bottom of the screen) left to right to dodge the enemy ships, which descend in various patterns from the top of the screen -- of course you've also got your rapid-fire atomic pea-shooter to blast the aliens with. You'll get some points when you do so, but the score also gradually decreases, so you'd better keep shooting those ships. |
At first, you might mistake GUB for an inanely silly and oversimplistic Space Invaders clone -- ugly and bad sounding on top of that. Well, it's that too. But more it's a sort of mind-emptying, meditative tool once you get the hang of the patterns of the alien ships. Heard of the trance-like state some people enter playing hours of Robotron? Playing GUB has a similar effect, chasing the high score is a perfect break from the outer world for a few minutes. Recommended!
Reviewed by: Eino