Another superb freeware shooter from Japan, Warning Forever is similar to BulletML games like rRootage – turning "abstract shooters" into a new, addictive and exciting genre. Warning Forever packs enough innovation to set itself apart from other BulletML fare, however. To begin with, you don't battle countless hordes of alien ships in this game: only the "boss" ships, one by one. These boss ships are drawn in a simplistic, abstract style, and are automatically generated (using an algorithm not dissimilar to how swarms of enemies are generated in rRootage). There is no set number of lives. Instead, you have a 120-second timer from which 20 seconds are deducted every time you die. You gain seconds after defeating each boss. Naturally, each new boss is more difficult to beat than the last, hardier with a lot more firepower. |
If you like shooting games, this is another underdog you shouldn't pass up on. Also, in contrast to most Japanese shooters, the game even comes with an English help file... not that you need to understand Japanese to grasp the controls. Two thumbs up, way up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs