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Thursday, September 07, 2006
BerzerkerBotz is a remake that has little to do with the original Berzerk. Features 3D graphics but missing a full free look function. No configuration menu or autofire option either. A miss.

Name: BerzerkerBotz
Developer: Phil Stroffolino
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB
3 Comments:
Anonymous Phil said at 9/08/2006 01:46:00 PM:  
This is a love it or hate it effort. More of a re-envisioning than a proper remake. Has lots of nostalgic tie-ins to the arcade source, including the actual arcade Otto sprite and robot voices.

post compo version available at

www.northernbytes.ca/berzerkerbotz/BerzerkerBotz.zip

Has autofire!
Blogger Tim W. said at 9/08/2006 03:35:00 PM:  
Would have rated it much higher with the autofire in. The robots originally took to many shots to destroy. :)
Anonymous Phil said at 9/08/2006 04:26:00 PM:  
They take five shots to kill - but a dying robot will still absorb shots, making it look like they're much tougher than they are.

In the earliest playable version of the game, gameplay was much closer to the arcade source - robots died with a single shot. This was abandoned - the game was way too easy with the ability to shoot freely in any direction. We did, however, retain the bumbling robots essential stupidity - Robots can still be tricked into killing each other in various ways.