Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Puke 2 by Zack

Puke 2 is a shmup similar to cactus' ad nauseum 2 and it is a sequel to his original Puke. Basically you fight several different types of round enemies inside of a tv screen esque arena (which is a standerd graphic style with Zack's games) and when you lose too much health, you die. Despite these simple features, there's a catch. Your bullets are puke. Now why this might just sound like a gimmick, it's far from that. The puke sways from left to right as you move and it spreads out as you play, making the game a bit easier for you.

Now even though the puke makes the game a bit easy for you, the several different enemy types will keep you on your toes. Similar to cactus' game, you have several enemy types. For example,there are some enemies which shoot homing missles and there are enemies that shoot spikes all over. But these mix and match every wave, so you will deal with multiple types of enemies at once.

After so many enemies, you fight a boss. I'm not going to spoil it for you, but when you beat it you recharge health and go through a slightly harder second round. If this happens to be to hard and you die, you can submit your score to Zack's site and see how you rank among other players.

Now even though this game is great, it has it's few flaws. Whenever you kill an enemy, the arena turns that color. Although this is cool, it can get pretty annoying when an enemy of the same color is in the arena. This ends up causing difficulties in seeing the bullets, which is a pretty small but still annoying problem. Another very rare problem is just a small amount of lag on the final boss.

Now this game got second place for a reason, it's a great game and is overall a must play. Don't worry about the problems, they don't affect much so give this game a try.

Overall this game is a 4/5 .

Have fun and happy puking.



  1. Thanks for the review. Glad you liked it! :)

  2. I'm glad you made it, I never got a chance to play the original.