I’m an old gamer… it’s ok, I admit it. What we call #retrogaming today was my childhood norm growing up. When I got my first Atari, I was younger than my kids are now and I instantly fell in love with it. I had all of the classics… Pac-Man, Frogger, Missile Command, and of course Asteroids. All very simple games… easy to pick up… hard to master. And that’s immediately what came to mind when I started playing Yargis.
Yargis is a top-view, fast paced spaceship shooter for the PC. The ship controls very much like in the classic game Asteroids where you must carefully control your thrust to maneuver about through space. Your ship wont stop unless it collides into another object or you thrust in another direction making precision flying something that needs to be mastered. There are several game modes that will put your flying skills to the test as you race through mazes or avoid giant black holes.
You can play either in multiplayer or a single player story mode which is essentially the same just with story elements added to it. I found it to be very helpful starting out because it allows you to get accustomed to the controls and game play. I’ve been playing skirmishes against the computer but have yet to go online vs. a real person because as it turns out, I am terrible at flying lol. I need to ease up on the throttle a little bit because I have a habit of trying to go too fast and wind up bouncing off the walls like a pinball game. I may do a “Let’s Play” featuring this game on YouTube in the future but for now I will share with you the video from their own website:
In addition to the game, you get a level editor so you can create your own maps. Even if you don’t use this feature it can still be very valuable to you in the form of community-created levels. The game is still in “Beta” meaning it’s still growing and evolving and as the game picks up new gamers, there are bound to be new player generated maps circulating around. Just think of it as a fresh supply of new ways to play and enjoy the game!
Overall I have found Yargis to be very fun and very addicting! I love the retro-arcade feel to it but it still holds up to today’s gaming standards. You can purchase it directly from their website at Yargis.com for $20 and as an ADDED BONUS, you are allowed to install the game on up to 3 computers so you and your friends can battle it out for one low price!
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