Addictive games are always a quick favorite with me. And probably with most other people too. That’s right, I’m forcing you to listen to my opinion of another game, so listen up. Space shooters akin to Space Invaders can be extreme in it’s fun level, but also in making you unable to put it down. That’s the kind of game I’m showing you today. Typhoon 2001 is a space shooter guaranteed for relaxation, and heart-pumping visuals and action as well.
There is no story in Typhoon 2001, only action. The main idea to the game is that there are many evil spaceships heading toward you, and that you must blast them all away. You are equipped with a powerful laser blast system, but that is not enough to win, especially not when the many varied and crazy levels hinder your movement. Bad guys spawn at different sectors of a map, which you must line yourself up with in order to hit the target. Some bad guys split into more than one ship, or have powerful attacks, so be careful. Once the ships reach the end of their path, they start chasing you around the edge of the map, and it is your job to avoid or destroy them. A jump powerup is very useful here. If you do not avoid them, they will grab you and take you away. You only have four lives, so be careful. After hitting certain enemies, powerups will fly your way. Some of these include more powerful weapons, the ability to jump, and an AI Droid. The action is extremely fast-paced, and incredible. There is also a level editor, but I have no idea how it works.
The graphics in this game resemble a highly upgraded grid, with the ships, powerups, and enemies resembling neon circles and other varied shapes. Everything is spacey and glowing, and can either give you a headache, or be a feast to the eyes. The sound is a mix between sci fi, techno, and rock, creating a fresh treat for the ears, although I only liked one of the songs best myself.
So to finish up, I will say that this game is nothing innovative or super amazing, but really just a great addictive distracting space shooter, that will stay fun for hours or even days, without the novelty wearing off anytime soon. I'll give this game four carrots.
Review by: Secret Fawful