Squares X is a fun coffee break action game coded in Game Maker. The review at Gamemakergames.com says it all about one of the best fanmade remakes of addictive Flash games: |
"Squares X is a clone of the popular online “Squares” game, but even so, this does not detract in any way from the fast fun and action that it has to offer. Though screenshots bespeak simple, almost unattractive graphics at first, remember that looks can be deceiving – the game focuses much more on hyped-up gameplay.
Squares X has three play modes. The first mode, Classic, is a direct copy of the original “Squares” in which you use your mouse to control a rotating black square. With this specific square, you’re supposed to hit every black square that flies across the screen; there are also red squares that you're not allowed to touch. While collecting points, the game also speeds up until it's impossible to avoid a fatal collision with one of the red ones.
There are circles too. The black circles are good and grant bonuses. Red circles, though not lethal, have opposite, negative effects.
The second mode is Survival, which is an extremely fun modification of the Classic mode. In survival, only red squares come rolling out at you, and you must dodge them all. But, the twist is in that the speed is set rather high from the start. In the third mode, only black squares are thrown at you with the speed, again, increasing with each one you've picked up.
As with the rest of the game, Squares X's soundtrack doesn't let you down either. It's fast-paced, just like the gameplay, so it suits the atmosphere perfectly; and the sound effects used never feel obtrusive or jarring. Squares X is a great example of exactly how much excellent background music and good sound effects add to a game.
The only thing that Squares X probably lacks is an online hi-score system, and is the only thing to suggest should Royal Monkey Gaming decide to come out with a sequel. If added, Squares X will definitely be one helluva game. Whether or not you enjoy arcade games, you’ll definitely have fun with Squares X, as it is a crisp deviation of the normal arcade genre. A must-have!
Reviewed by: Underdogs