Comet Busters! is a very fun Asteroids clone for one to four players. From the succinct description at MobyGames: "...You must blast all the comet chunks to advance to the next level. But there are evil saucers, alien cronies, and flying chunks of dead planets all waiting for you. You can play single player on one PC, or multiplayer over modem, serial cable, or TCP/IP network (the Internet!). You also have four special abilites: Hyperspace, Shields, Disruptor, and Cloak (Only useful for multiplayer) You can play full screen in any game. Another feature is tournament mode, where two to four players compete to see who is the last one left on each level. In this mode, you can choose between having the rocks bounce, be destroyed when you shoot them, or no rocks. It features support for sound cards, or the PC speaker. You can also have MIDI music, [or] even make it random." |
With neat special abilities, very innovative tournament mode, and smooth gameplay, Comet Busters takes the basic idea of Asteroid to a whole new level. Too bad the game wasn't any more popular when it was released as shareware. Best of all, Steven Hugg, the designer and copyright holder of the game, has released it into the public domain, so now you have no excuse not to try this addictive underdog. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by: Underdogs