Review Information
Game Reviewed Wario Lode 0.5 Demo, by malistaticy
Review Author Roo
Created Apr 15 2022, 5:18 PM

General Commentary and Game Overview
Angry Video Game Nerd be like ""Wario Lode"? More like a LODE OF BULL-"
Pros + Seemingly pretty faithful adaptation of Lode Runner
+ Original graphics and music
Cons - Feels way too slow to play
5 / 10
It's been a while since I last played Lode Runner, but as far as I remember, this game is a pretty faithful adaptation... aside from being really, REALLY slow. Breaking bricks and burying enemies both take ages to do, and the only thing that doesn't feel slow is the enemies.

Both the brick-breaking animation and the enemy-being-buried animation are also very misleading. Attacks that look like they should break a brick sometimes don't, and an enemy that seemed to be 0.001 milliseconds away from being buried suddenly springs out of the ground and instakills me. Joy.

I only got to level 2 before giving up, but the level design doesn't seem entirely terrible. It doesn't really work all that well with how the game mechanics are currently designed, though.
8 / 10
Gotta give props for the custom graphics. They're not exactly the best, but they do give the game a pretty unique feel.
8 / 10
Same with the music. There definitely aren't very many fan games with entirely 'original' music.
Final Words
6 / 10
If you like Lode Runner, give it a try. If not, maybe still do for the custom graphics and music.

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