Review Information
Game Reviewed Wario Lode 0.5 Demo, by malistaticy
Review Author Mors
Created Sep 18 2019, 3:17 PM

General Commentary and Game Overview
Lode Runner + Wario. I guess it makes sense? I mean you collect gold bars in Lode Runner too so... Yeah.
Pros + Decent music
+ It does an okay job at cloning Lode Runner and its mechanics
Cons - Unpolished in general
- It takes an eternity to dig up a hole
- There isn't really anything unique
3 / 10
It's Lode Runner, you run around, open holes, collect gold. There isn't really anything new or unique here. The level design are original I suppose and they are... alright.

Now, here's the main issue, this game feels very unpolished. There are a lot of different issues, some times Wario's entire digging a hole animation plays but nothing happens, and sometimes the enemies kinda glitch out when you're on top of them.

Oh yeah, it also takes waaaay too long for Wario to dig up a hole which kinda ruins the gameplay imo. Like if you're somewhat close to the enemies and you have no way of escaping you're pretty much guaranteed to be dead.
3 / 10
This isn't a bad looking game exactly, there is just not a lot going on visually. It's at the same early arcade game, just with tiiiny hand drawn sprites. Like, Wario's sprite especially is so tiny that I can't even tell if it's good or not.

The main menu is also pretty basic unfortunately, and there isn't much of a HUD.

I like that arm with sign that appears when you die tho that's a nice touch for sure.
6 / 10
The music is actually pretty decent, they are unique arrangements of music from various Wario games (I think). Either way I like them.

The sound effects are alright, they work I suppose.
Final Words
3 / 10
Ehh, I'll stick with the original.

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