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Game #3414
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  GUB    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 7.33 (9 votes)

GUB box cover

GUB screenshot
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
Designer: Toni Räsänen
Developer: Imagination
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Toni Räsänen
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Dif-2 Mirage Thunder, Tyrian 2000, Hell Fighter

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