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Swarm

Swarm

(Ignition Entertainment)
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Genre: 
Ship Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Grade:
N/A
Players: 
1
Time To Finish: 
3 Hours

 Swarm is the latest game from Canadian developer Hothead Games, and is available now on PSN. The team is also responsible for the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness and DeathSpank games, all of which have been well received due to their outrageous humour, awesome presentation and fun gameplay; so can Swarm match their quality?

The overall goal of Swarm is to get Momma a new hat, which is eventually accomplished by defeating the final boss. We should probably mention here that Momma is a giant (and we mean GIANT) blue creature that produces millions of much smaller blue creatures called Swarmites. And it’s a good job she does produce so many, because they’re likely to die… a lot.

In each level, you start off by controlling a swarm of fifty Swarmites, and the aim is to simply get them from the beginning to the end, or, more accurately, to get at least one Swarmite to the end. As you traverse each level, a lot of your Swarmites will get killed by exploding crates, electrical fences, and many other deadly obstacles, but as long as just one Swarmite remains, you can still proceed.

If your final Swarmite dies before you get it to a respawn point (which reimburses you with a certain amount of Swarmites) or the end of the level, then you’ll be forced to play from the most recently activated checkpoint. Thankfully, Hothead has been fairly liberal with their allocation of checkpoints, so you normally won’t have to go too far back when all of your Swarmites die.

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Review by Stefhutch20
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