"Micro Machines on acid" is how some in the office greeted langers, and on first inspection this isn't too far from the truth. Basically, l'angers is a driving game, but more than that it is a trading game. Sort of Elite meets Micro Machines - though still on acid. It is also supposed to be a search for truth, though really it's a search for what the hell's going on.
You start off in Podish, an underground escave on the planet Fostral. Leepky, who's the grub-king, so to speak, gives you a mission - to take some nymbos to Incubator (another escave). Once there you must bring back some plegma (don't ask). Completing missions gives you the finance to upgrade, but also furnishes you with greater social standing and access to more information and hopefully on to new planets. You don't have to complete the missions, you can just race around the surface shooting other vangers or collecting beeborats. But if you want to find out what's going on you'll need to get with the program.
Now that you understand the story (don't you?), on to the game itself. Well it's a mixed bag. Driving around the cluttered surface, it's difficult not to be impressed by the world the developers have created. Planets are rich with life, other vangers race around, and beeborats scuttle about waiting to be collected. The problem is that it's bloody hard to get to where you want to go. Invariably you get lost, stuck under water (or whatever it's called) or killed somewhere along the way. In a word, it's frustrating. Curiosity may drive you to buy the game, it may even compel you to complete it. Just don't expect to be addicted to it. Vangers is far too bizarre for it's own good and demands far too much of most people's time than most people should be prepared to give.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features: Single game mode
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2018-12-22 Vangers game added.