are generally two kinds of games: Ones that challenge the mind and others
that are just brainless fun. Dr. Blob's Organism is a game that clearly
falls into the latter category. That is not to say that brainless games
are poor games. After all, most first-person shooters can be said to
be fairly brainless, but those looking for an intellectual challenge
should probably look beyond Dr. Blob's Organism. The object of the game
is to destroy an organism in a Petri dish with various energy weapons,
in a bid to stop it from reaching the side of the dish and escaping.
Simple enough? Yes, in fact that's all there is to the game.
think it will be a cakewalk, though, because the game's fast and furious
action could have you pounding on your keyboard long into the night.
Dr. Blob's is comprised of 20 stages with several bonus ones sprinkled
in between. There are also three difficulty levels, but even on easy,
one should not expect to beat every level on the first try. Luckily,
though, there seems to be no penalty (except in your score) when you
lose a stage.
Dr. Blob's Organism is top notch. The game's graphics move along fluidly
and the organism's growth is realistic. The weapon effects are well
done, especially the electrical power-up, which plows through anything
in its way. The overall production values in Dr. Blob's Organism are
first rate and quite an accomplishment for an independent game. Likewise,
the sound design is also of high quality. Dr. Blob's comes with more
than 20 music tracks, all of them well suited to the game. The sound
effects are simple, but also fit in nicely.