Super Crate Box is a small, indie game that consists of the player battling against green and white monsters with a variety of firearms. You play a character and your objective is to collect as many crates (which contain different kinds of weapons, which one uses to defeat the monsters.) before dieing. This game can be frustrating though, considering the fact that your character dies in one touch of any of the monsters, one has to be carefull in jumping around a small map and firing guns at monsters, who can sometimes be in groups of many and can be difficult to take out.
In each crate, there is a weapon. The player has to use the weapon until they obtain another crate and get a different gun or dies. This is a cycle of repetition, since the game can go for infinite amount of time, with one's score going higher by one with every crate obtained. With the higher number of crates obtained in one life, the more guns and different kinds of characters one can get. There are three ways to die in this game. First is touching a monster and dieing quickly. Second is falling into a fire, which is at the very bottom-middle of the map you are placed in. Monsters follow a continous pathway down into the fire, but appear at the top, faster and turned red/purple. Third is by one of the guns one can use. It fires a bullet that goes completely horizontal back and forth twice. If one character gets hit by the bullet, it gets sliced in half, killing it.
Although this game is rather violent, there is no gore whatsoever in this game. There is no blood or organs coming out of the body of the character or the monsters. If either one die, they just fall of the screen with no blood spilling everywhere, so I'd say it's an E10+ game (if it's rated).
I recommend this game to people who love Indie games and who also love a good repetitive game of endless enjoyment in blowing up or knocking off monster with a whole loadout of many weapons at random. The only downside to this game is that it can get a little frustrating with dieing so quickly when one is so close to unlocking a different character, but is nonetheless a fun game to play.
Posted: February 12th, 2014