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WindJammers by BMan2
Game:Wind JammersCompany:Data East
Type:SportsPlayers:1 - 2

"WHAT?!?!?!?!?!" I hear all of you screaming - "You wanna make me stop playing KOF97 for a FRISBEE GAME?????????"
Yes folks, it's a frisbee game - with a few novel twists - and in all honestly is one of the most originally put together games I've seen for a long time. Windjammers takes the basic frisbee throwing idea - and add's fire, ice and some funky spin tricks to run rings around your opponent with.
The basic concept of the game is quite simple:- Stop the frisbee from hitting your goal - and instead - hit your opponents goal. Call it Pong glamourised if you will :) In your armoury, not only can you slide around the Windjammers "court" (there are 6 different ones all with varying obstacles/characteristics) - but you can throw the frisbee in varying ways. In addition to this - you can curve the frisbee in flight - or for the extra special hard to save "Special Throw" that knocks your opponent flat on their back (and into their own goals!)
But still I hear you screaming "Yeah .. but it's flippin FRISBEE ain't it?????????" And certainly, at it's core - you'd be exactly right. But this game to me has one thing that is missing from the myriad of fighters - it's just damn fun. Playabilty OOZES out of this game - whether it be from the way the controls FLOW naturally from your joystick - or the absolute satisfaction of seeing the anguish on your human opponents face when you slide one into his 5 point zone. And what's great about this game - is that every game - whether it be against computer or human - is entirely different - meaning that this is a game you can well and truly come back to for a long while - coz it's not easy throwing a frisbee you know?? :) Add in a couple of bonus levels to try and outachieve yourself - and you'll be hooked!
The graphics on Windjammers are simple (what'd you expect??? :) ) but slickly presented - and the 6 characters you can choose from are all represented quite well. I'm told the sounds on this game are quite appropriately done as well - although I'm unable to confirm this. SOOOON! :)
SO ..... wanna play some frisbee??? - I guarantee it'll bring you out of KOF or Metal Slug for a couple of games .. or maybe just a couple more ........ :) All in all - Windjammers is a refreshing game that is a welcome relief from the hoardes of mindless slugfests that seem to impress with moves rather than action. A definite MUST-have in your collection - and HEAPS smaller than that KOF 97 download :)
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