Saturday, November 14, 2015

YOPAZ IceStar

You are Yopaz, a happy chap that's always smiling and has a strange lust for collecting stars from the known universe. However, being in a vacuum without any gravity means that once he starts to move he is committed to traveling in that particular direction - until bumping into an object. So, you need to use blocks (ice walls) in order to collect the stars dotted about and each level is set up like an overhead maze. Remember to use the blocks and walls to navigate into places you wouldn't otherwise be able to reach. Curious oddities exist like blocks that aren't ice but instead will teleport you out in a different direction elsewhere on the map. Interestingly, there is also an advanced mode for those with a sadistic desire to push their brains even harder.

Yopaz can be installed onto hard drive, runs within a GEM window and is super smooth. Sound effects are simple but very nice and, if you have at least 3MB Ram free, then you can also enjoy ambient sounds using the DMA h/w. This piece of homebrew is dirt cheap and the author is non-other than Cedric Bourse and all he is asking is $4. Buy it!

LINKS

 - Cedric Bourse has a website where you can download a demo and check out his other works.
 - He is an Atari legend and you should check him out over on Demozoo!