Friday, June 09, 2017

Oids [upgraded]

Oids is an adventure 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 now runs at 25/30fps and improved the controls too. Boy, does it crush the original release as you watch those planets smoothly slide across your monitor's screen.

Check out the upgrade for yourself - it's added a whole new dimension to our iconic thruster!!!

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