Walking backwards and shooting at things is a very common pairing of actions in today’s gaming world, actions that I happen to be quite fond of regardless of how difficult walking backwards and doing anything actually is. Twin stick wave shooters (or mouse and keyboard for those in the PC world) are the most common grounds for practicing this combo. A combo that’s applicable when faced with anything from aliens to robots and, in the case of Evilgeddon Spooky Max, super scary monsters that happen to be invading a quiet little city.
If you’ve played this kind of a game, then you’ve played them all so I don’t think I need to go into detail about how they function except to say that the goal of the game is to kill things without getting yourself killed in the process. Evilgeddon doesn’t stray too far from this formula, which is good because I’m not sure what sort of game it’d be if it got too ambitious (sometime ambition can be pretentious and overwhelming, thus making my brain hurt). I don’t know whether it’s the simplicity of combat, the common but useful upgrades, or the fact that your little one man army took the time to throw on a sweet bandanna before taking on hordes of creepy monsters. There’s just something about this game that warms my heart and makes my face smile. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was the walking backwards and shooting thing.
Like most Cheap and Dirty games, Evilgeddon can kill large amounts of time or work in small chunks as the progression isn’t lost when you die. In fact, dying is just a quicker path to the upgrade menu. A bit counter-productive to the whole goal of stopping evil and what not, but the little gold coins and shiny stars you collect will burn a hole in that cargo pocket if you wait to long to spend it! Did I mention the walking backwards and shooting thing?
Check below for yet another fun-filled episode of Cheap and Dirty Gamer Leftovers, this time with 50% less relevance!
Music by tijin http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/494320
Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.