Super Pac Twins (2002)
-Reviewed Feb 2003
GAME PLAY :Finally released after years in
limbo, this game with Pacman overtones hits the net.
Reviewed by Paul/Lee T/Lee
"What a pleasant surprise! I was thinking this would just be a standard
Pac-Man clone, but Super Pac-Twins has its own personality.
The music is superb and would have easily gone on a full-price back in the C64
heyday. The only real complaint I have is that the game is very easy, and I
should think that most gamers would be able to get most of the way through the
levels after a couple of games. Nevertheless this is a great new C64 game, and a
great achievement. Bravo"
Another new C64 game hits the net but this one seems to
have been around for a while. Super Pac Twins sounds like something
from the Taito arcade label but alas it isnt. Its a simple maze game and to me
plays like that other C64 maze game of the early 90s, Super Nibbly
Although boasting some of the nicest programming tricks and some good music the
game leaves a lot to be desired in the playabilty stakes. We all like Richard
here, we like what he does and we like new Commodore games but this one didnt
cut it with me...but then I didnt like Super Nibbly either....but then
the 100 screens should keep gamers happy for a while"
"First of all, I must say that itís highly commendable that people are
bringing out new Commodore 64 games in this day and age. Itís great to see.
Having said that, it would be better if they were actually good. Super Pac
Twins is well programmed, but sadly, the game is far, far too easy, and not
at all interesting after a few minutes of play. Also, although the graphics are
smooth, they are fairly unimaginative and characterless too, and very
repetitive. Even the music gets irritating once you get to about level 20 (with
all lives intact, thanks to the incredibly stupid enemies). Iíd love to see what
this could look like with more time spent on game design, for example, if you
didnít get any extra lives, or your energy was not replenished with every pill
you eat. As it stands, itís not worth much of your time."
Although neatly programmed and produced, the game seems flawed in design. Great