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Bug Mania

Sticky mayhem! Inside a shop Part of the town
February 12th, 2010
Score : 5.0 fair
Peasant He/Him
I Bring Tidings of Spam 
Sparrowhawk's classic mini-game where you smash pill bugs with a mallet. I'll probably be the first to say, I didn't like this game. So, I'll start reviewing to tell why.
Nothing. I guess Dink just decided to transform into a floaing mallet and smash insects.
I didn't seem to hear any music, and the sounds were very bland. I couldn't find smashing stuff very enjoyable without good sound to match.
Mapping and Scripting
The mapping: Colourful and pleasing to look at. The style of the visuals was very nice, and the modified pill bugs were more like beetles. The mapping, is actually very empty, but when you have lots of corpses, the maps look way better, with the green slime that fills the corpses of the dead pillbugs, and the red blood of other animals seems to fit.
The Scripting: everything worked perfectly. What I really didn't like was that in this game,(I only played level 1, but I imagine every other level is the same), is that if you miss a target, you lose a hit. this makes it hard to make the time it gives you, which is really small. Near the end of a level, the time speeds up, so naturally you are going to speed up your bug mashing, which will up the chance of you missing by at least 50%. This is why I never got past level one.
Overall and Final Comments
So, overall, this is a very frustrating and boring game, but the maps and scripting were very nicely done, and make the game worth playing at least one time.
April 15th, 2008
Score : 8.5 good
Peasant He/Him New Zealand
I beta tested this and was eletric with excitement. As far as Im conserened this is a great game!

Map and Graphics: Loads of new graphics. Bug blood, A red hammer and pumpkin splats to name a few! But by far the best was how Sparrowhawk used them! The maps were awesome (The town takes the banana cake).{9.9}

Tiles: No new tiles but there didn't need to be!{0}

Plot: No real reason why you did any of the stuff that you did.{2.0}

Sounds: Didn't hear any new sounds. {5.0}

Good: The map, the graphics and the scripting were exelent. {9.9}

Bad: No plot made this game lose some points. {7.0}

Overall Score: 8.5
Final remark: This is a good D-MOD to play and the arcade style adds a unique feel for this game. Get it now!
April 13th, 2008
Score : 9.2 exceptional
Peasant He/Him Australia
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Well, what can I say? Hitting bugs and crap with a nice big hammer is great fun! I think Sparrowhawk's done justice with this Mod!

This is a plotless D-Mod, but nonetheless, it was still great fun! Sparrowhawk has made a nice little hammer that you use for squishin' all 'dem bugs! Clicking on a bug, or on a hittable object will swing the hammer at it and squish it, adding to your score if it's a bug, or something else will happen, if it's not a bug.

6 levels are contained in this D-Mod, if I remember correctly. They aren't too hard, but they are very fun!

There are some nice new sounds and MIDIs in this D-Mod also. I loved the squishing sound. It gave me a wonderful sense of accomplishment! The MIDIs were also very nice in this D-Mod as well. My favourite was the MIDI played during the credits. It was nice and jumpy!

The new graphics in this D-Mod are pretty cool as well. The new hammer, as already mentioned, was well drawn by Sparrowhawk. The dancing knight, made by rabidwolf9 was pretty funny. The green bug splat I found more realistic than the original red bug splat, so it was nice, also. And the rabbits, in the 'innocent creatures' level was so cute! And, finally, the new status bars: the bottom bar was just for decoration. But the sidebars were used to pause the game, and quite if you wanted. I found that very handy! Though it was good for putting your hammer off-course!

Overall, this is a great D-Mod. It was great fun to play, I quite enjoyed it! If you're looking for something to do, and have no spare D-Mods left, go for Bug Mania! It's fantastic!!

9.2 points out of 10