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Game #2720
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Last Eichhof, The    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Open Source Games
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 8.7 (47 votes)

Last Eichhof, The box cover

Last Eichhof, The screenshot
One of the most entertaining and original shooters ever made, The Last Eichhof is the great freeware game developed by Alpha Helix, small Swiss outfit and guzzlers extraordinaire. Derrick Steel sums up the game succinctly in his entry on MobyGames: "In what has to be considered one of the most "original" games of all time, you are a flying beer in space. And the evil corporations are coming after you, so you must use your "beer power" to fight off wave after wave of corporate beer."

To be more precise, your goal is to defend the Eichhof Brewery from the imperium of invading "big beers," with bottle caps and other imaginative weapons that only beer lovers can appreciate ;) Enemies, of course, are various types of beer: small, large, kegs, you name it. There are only four levels, but all of them are a lot of fun. From rival beers in the first few levels, you will get to fight other booze (coktail, whiskey, etc.), and in the final level you are faced with things that are associated with hangovers on Sunday morning, including apple cores (ugh), pretzels, coffee cups, the toilet [heh]. You earn money for each kill, At the end of each level. you go to a bar where you have the option to purchase power-ups for your sh... I mean, beer bottle. Overall, The Last Eichhof is the rare freeware gem that does get the humor across -- with all the fun intact. Highly recommended, especially to anyone who can identify with the all-important journey from party to hangovers ;) If you are a programmer, the source code (made publicly available in 2003, thanks to Tritone the designer) may be of interest also.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Tritone
Developer: Alpha Helix
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Alpha Helix
Theme: Humorous, Unique
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Beer: Barstool Adventures, Falcon Beertender, Tapper

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