LinuxHardware.org: Orbz 2.0 - Better Than The Original?
Jun 13, 2003, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Augustus for this link.
"Orbz 2.0 was coded out by 21-6 Productions, which was founded
back in 2000. A quick look over their site will tell you Orbz is
the third game they have come up with, unless they are hiding a few
they aren't really proud of. But a low game count means nothing in
this industry. Game companies are popping out of the walls with the
next 'greatest thing' ever.
"So what is Orbz? The company line is, 'Orbz is an action/arcade
game set in colorful 3D environments. The object of the game is to
shoot your orb at targets located throughout 14 distinct courses in
a race to score the most points. Game play contains both intense
action and also strategy in planning the best scoring shots.
Power-ups, like the 'Money Shot' and 'Curse of the Goober,' are
also available to either give you a scoring advantage or to slow
down your opponents.'
"We found that to be pretty right on. The 3D wasn't what I would
call out of this world, more like right out of Marioland. That
isn't a bad thing either. Being aimed at the family market, Orbz
needed something to pull the kids off the consoles for a minute.
Add in a whimsical sound track, simple controls, and G-rated
gameplay and you have Orbz down pat..."