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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..."

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