Friday, June 09, 2017

Oids [upgraded]

Oids is a shooter set deep in outer space and has us rescuing little metallic men from captivity. Every ST guy has played this game at some point in their life. It's a classic, simple as that, and nothing similar comes close. I've probably spent hundreds of hours on it over the decades so check out our review from last year.

However, I must admit that I was shocked to discover that it only runs at 10/12fps (PAL/NTSC). I'm sure today's kids will probably laugh at such a low framerate! Oddly, it doesn't feel so low but that didn't stop Peter Putnik from developing an upgraded version that runs at 25/30fps and improved the controls too.

This is a fascinating upgrade that enhances the original game but without spoiling it in any way. Check out the upgrade for yourself as it's added a whole new dimension to our iconic thruster!!!

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