Impressive arcade shooter.
Chromium is a fast-paced vertical scrolling shooter with beautiful graphics, decent s... MoreImpressive arcade shooter.
Chromium is a fast-paced vertical scrolling shooter with beautiful graphics, decent sound & music and a smooth gameplay. You control a small spacefighter equipped with a dual machine gun and a kind of shield system; the powerup system is straightforward and simple: three weapon upgrades with limited ammo, shield replenish, damage repair (hull) and a super shield for limited invulnerability. So far, so well known. The interesting part is the gameplay. You are supposed to stop _every_ enemy ship before it can get past the screen - otherwise you loose one life. This adds a tactical component to the game: a strategic self-destruction (which rids the screen of all enemies and preserves your ammo) might be a better idea than risking one of them getting past you. However, Chromium has it's little shortcomings. The overall level design isn't too creative, the number of enemies is rather limited and the patterns will soon get repetitive. The difficulty is somewhat challenging, but it's rather motivating to get a little further up the highscore than frustrating. So, I consider Cromium as one of those little gems you can find out there. An entertaining shooter for the occasional arcade fun; enjoyable for any fan of the genre at least.
Pros: Eyecandy Simple & smooth gameplay Decent sound & music