Monday, October 26, 2015

Mad Professor Mariarti


Professor Mariarti is a 5-level platformer in whacky laboratories that range from a biological lab to futuristic space rocket development. However, as a result of some dodgy experiment going mental, everything has strangely come to life and taken over. To make matters worse, they aren't in the best mood and have also grown body parts, like eyes and legs. I think we better fix this problem and clear out the various labs before it drives the Professor, potty!


GEM-green? But seriously, don't let the garish colours put you off this fantastic game.

There are four levels to choose from with a fifth only playable after completing the first four. I've been playing the Computer Lab level today and there are many strange creatures populating the rooms, lots of hazards to avoid, and many puzzles to solve. Don't worry too much, these puzzles aren't exactly mind-blowing and are often be as simple as flicking a switch. However, there are some puzzles that will require a little more thought - take a look at the massive pressure chamber which is lethal without first wearing a divers helmet!

The baddies are a most interesting bunch and quite humorous. Sadly, the slightest contact will zap valuable energy and potentially kill you dead. It seems nothing you do will permanently kill them - use your trusty collection of greasy spanners and kaboom they've gone but, seconds later, they are back for more. Actually, this is a good mechanic and certainly keeps the game interesting and fun to play without any empty and boring screens. Also, weapons can be upgraded at using the terminals but that costs money so don't forget to collect any coins scattered throughout.

These puzzles are tricky and possibly enough to drive you insane. Enjoy the loony bin!!

Mad Professor Mariarti is a challenging game and so addictive with bucket loads of humorous personality. Some of the puzzles are a little vague and obscure but you'll soon get how this platformer thinks. I highly recommend this, especially if you prefer a platformer that requires a little more effort from the old grey matter. Great game.

8BitChip has the download (both floppy and HDD) plus Stickhead has a fantastic video to watch!

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