by EMV Software
Warblade is a PC arcade game with focus on very good playability. It's a shoot'em up type of game like the old classic arcade game Galaga. Warblade is a PC remake of my old Amiga game Deluxe Galaga. A very popular shareware game for the Amiga computer
The Plot: An alien race is invading the earth and you must try to save humanity. That's the very simple plot of the game. The game is made with gameplay as the most important factor. Fast arcade fun and lots of adrenaline pumping action. The game runs under DirectX and will take advantage of all your hardware.
From the title screen right up to the end credits, Warblade simply reeks of quality. Great graphics, sublime sound, perfect playability and addictive action. A hefty accomplishment for a shareware title that was crafted entirely by an individual and his small team of devoted helpers. Warblade is a perfect reason to give more attention to the delights that a shareware game can offer. An undiluted slice of arcade action that offers an experience purer than virgin snow. A worthy masterpiece, and something that’ll keep you coming back for more.
This remake of the classic space-shooter game Galaga preserves the original idea while adding a number of user-customizable features. As in Galaga, your job in Warblade is to shoot down incoming hordes of enemy ships. However, in this iteration, you can earn money to purchase additional weapons and powers. Although we thought the graphics were rather primitive, they do lend a certain feel of nostalgia. Despite the game's simple gameplay, we enjoyed Warblade, and we especially appreciated the relatively large feature set. You can adjust the music, the volume, and change the voice of the commentator. The game also lets you reconfigure the keyboard controls, alter various aspects of the background's appearance, play against a friend, and optimize the graphics for different types of computers. If you're a fan of Galaga, Space Invaders, or similar games, it's a safe bet Warblade won't let you down.
Long ago, when arcade machines had joysticks instead of light guns and cost a few pence, there was a game called Galaga. It was very like Space Invaders at first glance, with your ship at the bottom shooting at rows of aliens above you. But while the aliens in Space Invaders marched fixedly downwards, in Galaga the aliens could break formation and zoom towards you!
Warblade is Galaga brought into the twenty-first century. The basic game has been polished and redesigned until it shines like a golden nugget sparkling in a river bed. Constantly being tweaked and checked it is still in the beta stage as I write this, yet I expect it is very nearly complete. It is certainly hard to see what else needs to be done.
For any fan of the original Galaga or Amiga's Deluxe Galaga, Warblade is a must! Many games that cross the platform barrier never quite feel the same, but Warblade is an exception. Having played Deluxe Galaga on my Amiga for many years, Warblade feels and plays much the same. The extra features along with the original features adds to the overall experience without changing the overall foundation. Warblade is a High quality game and deserves continued support.
2005-04-14 Warblade is an alien blasting game.