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Enter the DarkSide – 3D Retro Gaming At Its Best

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We love a shoot-em-up at GadgetHeat

and, in a nostalgic moment, I’ve been thinking about getting myself a good scrolling space blast-em-up for a while. DarkSide came to my rescue and it’s a blast from the past with a great modern day twist.

Think of your favourite scrolling space blaster from back in the day (Asteroids springs to mind), pimp it out to the max and you get ‘DarkSide – ArcLight 2’. It’s made by Pieyegames, an independent video games maker with a great reputation for making classic games (two of their games made the top 10 independent games of 2007

).

DarkSide is a SciFi 3D shoot-em-up that takes you through 100’s of varied levels of strategy and blast-em-up glory (yes I said hundreds!). The variation in the gameplay plus the gorgeous graphics is what makes this such a blast. Pilot your ship through the solar system as you battle the Krainian Empire in a fight to gain independence for your people. There are three game modes including full-on Arcade mode which really brings back the 80’s heyday of space blast-em ups but in an even bigger and brighter way.

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This game is freaking awesome to look at in 3D and with lifetime updates is a steal at $20 from Pieyegames

. You can also download the demo

to see what we mean by freaking awesome!! by the way, the Smart Bomns will make you wet your pants…

Saif

4 Comments

  1. Yeah my glory days in the Arcade was closer to when Street fighter 2 was out and about but I still loved playing shoot-em-ups on the old Amstrad CPC 464…

  2. Those scrolling days remind me of being 13 and getting to school later beacuse I was in the Arcade. Love em

  3. Pacman is the only 80’s game worth mentioning and it’s still going. That Yellow bastard has a whole industry behind him now

  4. Just downloaded the demo and it is pretty good to look at but it reminds me of the scavengers game that was out a while back and after a hundred or so levels it gets a bit samey (then again what wouldn’t after a hundred levels?)

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