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Review of "Kill Dr. Cote"

Kill Dr. Cote is Justin Ficarrotta's entry for the 2004 uDev Games contest, and it truly kicks ass. I'd recomend that you just download it now to begin the fun, but I'm going to put the link at the end of my review so you don't stop reading. I'm selfish and narcissistic that way, but if you indulge me, I will promise to be gentle.

Kill Dr. Cote inherits its gameplay from the SNES title SmashTV and its style from the GameCube's Viewtiful Joe. These are both very, very good things. As is the simple premise: you've got to kill Dr. Cote, but he hides behind wave after wave of robotic cyborg killers. The other unfortunate circumstance is that you are trapped in an octogonal arena with no escape other than your lightening reflexes and trusty blaster weapon.

Kill Dr. Cote is an action-packed arcade blaster extraordinaire, full of power-ups and shoot first, think later gameplay. Particularly well executed attacks will cause a chain-reaction of destruction, appropriately animated with huge explosions and rewarded with huge points. This gives the game that same high-score chasing addictiveness that made MAFFia a uDev Games 2002 winner. It is also incredibly fast-paced, which makes it a great pick-up-and-play title to fill a spare 5 or 10 minutes of your day.

In the interest of critique, I think the game would gain a little depth if there was more control over the chain reactions, and if there was the ability to switch between weapons rather than just using one at a time. But on the other hand, I wouldn't want anythign to detract from the furiously-paced gameplay.

Slick presentation, excellent gameplay, lots of style and substance, three gameplay modes, five difficulty settings, and a stack of unique weapons. What more is there to say? Download this game from MacGameFiles right about here.

Posted on November 19, 2004 at 8:17 pm
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