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Orbitz

by Addictive 247, 2006

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There's a decent amount of polish on the graphics, but there's nothing special to them. They're good enough for their purpose, but that's about it.

Sound

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Have you ever seen a movie set in space? The music of Orbitz would fit well in most of them, at least for the quiet easy-going scenes. It's very relaxing and atmospheric, and fits the game well. However, after playing through several levels, it gets rather repetitive.

Gameplay

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In Orbitz, a game of planetary alignment, you need to get Earth, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune into their respective wormholes.

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In Orbitz, a game of planetary alignment, you need to get Earth, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune into their respective wormholes. On your way there, you will come into contact with various space objects. Some of them are good and help you, others you should avoid by all means. Mines and asteroids are bad and destroy you. You don't want that. The Mine sweeper destroys all the mines in the level, which is a very good thing. Vortexes move the planet that hits it to another part of the level. You need to decide if this is the planet you want moved, because you only get to use each vortex once.

The controls are as easy as they get. To move a planet, you click on it and arrows appear. You simply click the arrow which indicates the direction you want to go to.

There are 60 levels, along with 5 tutorial levels. I advice you to check out the tutorial before you get started with the game itself, as it is a good introduction to what's up ahead.

Have you ever seen a movie set in space? The music of Orbitz would fit well in most of them, at least for the quiet easy-going scenes. The music is very relaxing and atmospheric, and fits the game well. However, after playing through several levels, it gets rather repetitive. I found myself turning off the sound after a while.


Sound effects are minimal, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in this game. A female-robot voice speaks after you finish each level, which has a nice spacecraft feeling to it.

This is overall a rather nice game. However, it didn't have much longevity for me, in fact if you're like me you probably won't enjoy playing it for more than a few hours at most. But at least this game is clever and you're likely to have fun until the point where you start feeling like you're doing the same thing over and over.

I give the game 3,5 carrots. At first it's fun, the music starts well, but it gets rather repetitive as time goes by.

Review by: Freyja