Conclusion: Or Stupidly easy to 100% and you feel you wasted your money (Looking at you Daytona). The Simpsons walks the perfect line Achievement wise in that it gets you to explore all the facets of the game without expecting you to give up weeks of your life to complete some Baloney last Achievement a madman...
Conclusion: Ultimately Syder Arcade is not big, and nor is it clever. Instead, and to their credit, the development team have achieved what they appear to have set out to do in the first place – create a relatively well-polished and fun retro romp which is short, fast paced and simple.
Summary: Syder Arcade takes me back to my youth spending many a 50 pence piece, death after death, trying my hardest to beat someone else’s top score and to get my three initials onto the illustrious leaderboard. KDS: 999,999,999, that was the dream.
Excerpt: Syder Arcade might not be the best or most memorable name for a sidescrolling space shooter but then again, R-Type and Ikaruga aren’t great titles either. It was their quality gameplay that made those odd names legendary, and while Syder Arcade might never attain the same revered status as those...
Conclusion: For the asking price of $7.99, anyone would be hard pressed to find such a quality shmup within reach, especially one which seems to not only to celebrate, but actually relish in the difficult roots which birthed it.
Excerpt: So, you think you’re good at videogames? You are “teh hardcorz” and play games on the hardest difficulty because you like a challenge? Modern games are just electronic babysitters, constantly handholding the player; not like those old-school games.
Excerpt: After those maybe 15 years there are still people having with old 8-bit computers' games. This release from Hasbro is bringing a few legendary Atari titles: Asteroids Deluxe, Gravitar, Milipede, Battlezone, Warlords.
Summary: Syder Arcade has everything you would need from a solid and entertaining space shooter, and it’s still being worked on despite being released almost two years ago. The $9.99 investment is definitely worth it.