Area 2048

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Area 2048 is a retro-type shooter which disguises its excellent use of graphics and effects by using an Asteroid type design.

The game operates based ona simple concept, eliminate all enemies in a map to move-on to the next one, while every few maps you get a boss enemy. Your weapons are, rapid-fire missiles and a special weapon, needs recharging between uses, which can get you out of messy situations. In Area 2048 the music is a techno-like sound which seems to fit-in very well with the game, while some Japanese (I believe) chatter, comes up every time you complete a level.

While the game is a very entertaining shooter, in true innovative Japanese freeware style, the really remarkable feature of the game is the exrtremely intuitive interface and user controls. When first looking at the game you believe that controlling your ship will be a pain, strangely enough using the arrows and the Z and X keys for weapons proves an extremely effortless experience. The controls respond exactly as you would want them to and very soon, you stop feeling that you are using keys at all. At some points in the game you find your ship responding so well that you begin to wonder if it's really you guiding the vessel.

Area 2048 is a very good example of all that is good about freeware games, innovation, intelligent design and a simple-but-fun gameplay ideology which has resulted in an impressive offering. A recommended download for all gamers.

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Area 2048

Are you crazy andy??this game is soo fun and addictive,I love it.Well,it's sure that if you're a high tech freak who only plays games with terrific 3D engine,don't play this but you don't know what you're missing

Area 2048

eh, its all right, the control is a little awkward , the inability to strafe is where about half the games challenge comes from. i prefer their other game score soldier.

Area 2048

typical girlie quote, if it don't look amazing and has not had a big budget spent on it it's no good! think with your brain and not with someone else's wallet. thank you.

Area 2048

This is possibly the best shooter modelled off of asteroids that I've ever played. The controls are responsive, the enemies are challenging, even on Easy, and the music actually gets my adrenaline flowing (I usually can't stand techno-like stuff). If he polishes his English-speaking skills a bit more, the designer of this game has a long and promising career ahead of him!

Area 2048

I like this retro grafic and sound effects you have accomplished well to maintain the real classic one :)some times the graphic dosent metters :) nice action chooterwith wariating bosses :) i give it 10 of 5 ;)

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