Dash across Scenic Locations destroying bug like creatures called the Flanx using 6 Unique Attacks that include Massive Terrain Deformation and High Speed Barrages of Energy Blasts! Caster is an intense 3rd person action shooter experience with pulse pounding music that will keep you wanting more! Massive terrain deformation!
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发行日期: 2009年1月7日


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"An all-time classic arcade-like third person action shooter."


“It's your pathway to total power and you’ll love blasting your way through every second of it.”
Mike Rose


Dash across Scenic Locations destroying bug like creatures called the Flanx using 6 Unique Attacks that include Massive Terrain Deformation and High Speed Barrages of Energy Blasts!
Caster is an intense 3rd person action shooter experience with pulse pounding music that will keep you wanting more!
  • Massive terrain deformation!
  • Use strategy to destroy hordes of bugs with a variety of unique behaviors and attacks
  • Bring trees back to life and collect energy to purchase upgrades
  • Upgrade your skills to run on water and jump hundreds of feet into the air
  • Pulse pounding music by Trance Emerson
  • 3 levels of play (Casual, Normal, and Extreme)
  • 2 playable characters
  • 6 unique attacks


Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: 800 MHz or better
    • Memory: 64 MB
    • Graphics: 16 MB Graphics Card (GeForce 2 or better)
    • Hard Drive: 32 MB Available Space
    • Sound: DirectX® Compatible
    • Input: Xbox Controller supported
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
10 人中有 10 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.6 小时(记录在案的)
I am not expected this game will be fun.

At first, I try this game with low attitude about it but when I play about 20 minutes I feel this game is simply fun. Graphic in this game is terrible but if you can accept that so I think it will not be aproblem to have fun with this game.

It's like Danmaku game with Third-person view.
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6 人中有 6 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.1 小时(记录在案的)
Caster is an action packed, arcade-style adventure game with a retro vibe that evokes memories of many beloved Playstation 2 and Gamecube era video-games.

Despite the poor graphics, the multitude of unique levels and environments really keeps the game interesting as you progress. As for the actual gameplay, it is incredibly fun and the electronic soundtrack fits the game perfectly. I especially love how the combat actually shapes the environment. Creating giant craters and canyons while blasting at enemies is a real treat and sadly, is something we don't see too often in games. The controls are also very smooth and easy, but I wouldn't recommend using a gamepad because aiming and adjusting the camera angles seemed hardly controllable.

My only real complaint is that it's not very challenging and the game itself is very short. I also would have liked to see a more engaging story out of Caster. It's mostly just focused on the action without any real character development.

All in all it's a pretty fun game. But it is extremely short so I think that it is slightly overpriced. It was definitely worth how much I payed for it thanks to my coupon though (50% off), so I recommend checking it out if you can get your hands on one!
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2 人中有 2 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
4.6 小时(记录在案的)
Despite the dated graphics, this game can be great fun in short bursts. Playing around with the terrain, running at super-speed up vertical cliffs while machine-gunning energy bolts at mite-like things chasing you, dodging projectiles and then capping it off with a super-high jump that lands you hard enough to deform the ground? That's a sort of rush that doesn't really appear in a lot of titles, let alone one with system requirements as relaxed as this. The weapons are pretty unbalanced and you'll only be using one or two once you get them, but that's not really a problem given that competitive balance is a non-issue here.

I only wish they'd given you more opportunities and incentive to use the terrain deformation powers to your advantage, in ways that would make you feel that same exhiliration. It does lack variety and interesting strategy, which is sad. Community support and quality custom levels and stuff would make this so much more worthwhile, given the core gameplay conceit, but even as it is, it's got a charm to it. When it's bad, it's dull. When it's good, it's that kind of game that's fun for the first few days, then you forget about it for a while, and then you pick it up again and relive the magic that hooked you the first time. It's worth a buy, especially if it goes on sale.
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1 人中有 1 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.1 小时(记录在案的)
this dev gets my seal of approval
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25 人中有 21 人(84%)觉得这篇评测有价值
有 1 人觉得这篇评测很有趣
0.9 小时(记录在案的)
Behind the very muddy and dated graphics, there's a fairly fun, fast paced game that does a lot things that are deemed unplayable everywhere else, but feels so right in this game.
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11 人中有 10 人(91%)觉得这篇评测有价值
1.4 小时(记录在案的)
It's a quirky and fun, fast paced game where you have to destroy creatures called "The Flanx" because they are evil.
To defeat these Flanxers, you can sprint really fast, jump super high and can use 6 weapons, all with their own abilities.
One weapon, destroys the landscape and one weapon adds land. This makes terraforming a great part of the game.

However, it would be wrong in this case, half of the weapons are pure ♥♥♥♥ in terms of usability. Even in the levels where you get a new weapon, you can easily use another. I've, for example, never used the Stun weapon and just blasted and destroyed so much land, that I bet I would get Greenpeace or such at my back.

The campaign is also really short unless you really want a perfect score but what would that even be?
You could be finished with the first campaign in about 30 minutes to an hour. There are 2 campaigns and possible even user-made content.
Additionally, half the levels are pretty repetitive.

Does this all makes the game bad? No. It's a nice game if you want some quick action and when it's on sale, it's certainly nice to possibly buy. Just don't expect something big however.
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3 人中有 3 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
7.4 小时(记录在案的)
This game is ridonkulous fun. It doesn't last long and the graphics are far from awe-inspiring, but this game really delivers on running stupidly fast and jumping upchuckingly high all while blasting random bad things and trying to collect random shiny things. There's really nothing to it, but it's very very entertaining for a short time :)
Oh also you save nature or something, so that's nice too.
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7 人中有 5 人(71%)觉得这篇评测有价值
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1.8 小时(记录在案的)
The premise is clear: the Flanx have invaded Middon, which is short of experienced mages, and you, a noob Caster, gets the job of owning the bad guys.

Right away, you’re put in this action shooter game that has a remind of a 3D Megaman. You’ll be dashing, double jumping and collecting several diferent weapons that will by fired by your arm and many of which can be charged before firing. Among the arsenal you will find from energy blasts and bombs to seeker missiles and a stunner, including some kind of gravitational gun that will deform the terrain increasing its height. If it was not enough, you can actually deform and destroy all the terrain by all your attacks, which also spices the combat mechanics.

You will face from cockroaches and flying beetles to giant worms. Each enemy is very different in all aspects starting by the models, and including their weapon and combat approach. You should even be prepared for enemies lurking out from the ground and find yourself running while saying ugly words. What is a bit strange is that, having put the time in differentiating the enemies so much, most, if not all, of them just use the same weapons available to you just colored differently.

The game packs 15 short levels and the progress is quite fast. You will start with just an energy gun and the ability to do some small double jumps and dashes and a small health bar. However, in each level you will collect energy by killing Flanx and healing trees, which then you will be able to spend upgrading yourself. There are also some weapons that you will have to find -not that it is hard- to unlock them, and your character will even change color when changing weapon -what does that remind you of, again?-.

Caster can be completed in a couple hours, maybe a little longer, although you won’t be able to upgrade everything -and I mean everything, your jumps height, dash duration, health level, weapons power…-, which may take an extra hour replaying some levels. However, if you really want to play more, you can find mods in the game’s website that will give you some extra content. And you will probably want to play some more, since it’s one of those games where you’re just telling yourself after each level ‘Only one more level and then I walk the dog’ and more soon than later there is no one more level.

About the soundtrack, I should mention it’s not constant. It packs some tracks that you won’t notice to be there and some others that will really pick your attention because they’re actually good.

Overall, Caster is one of these very beautiful indie games that also packs good controls and gameplay and will leave you a taste of wanting more.
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15 人中有 9 人(60%)觉得这篇评测有价值
0.9 小时(记录在案的)
This game has an intense array of 6 unique attacks and MASSIVE TERRAIN DEFORMATION that make it the most amazing 3D Playstation 1 reminique type game I've ever seen.
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2 人中有 2 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
1.0 小时(记录在案的)
Game of the year (all of them)
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6 人中有 4 人(67%)觉得这篇评测有价值
1.8 小时(记录在案的)
This game, while it looks bland and like something you would have played on the Sega Saturn or Nintendo 64 more than 10 years ago, is actually quite entertaining if you like mindlessly running around murdering things. It's a very simple game, not terribly difficult (though there is a level I'm stuck on so I haven't managed to finish the game yet), it's loads of fun to just dart around and blast the living crap out of (nearly) everything that moves. For the price, you can't go wrong, but if you're hesitant about spending the $5 (at the time of this writing), wait till a sale and pick it up then. Don't go into it expecting AAA graphics and story and you'll have fun, if only for a few hours.
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1 人中有 1 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
1.9 小时(记录在案的)
Caster is a relatively limited indie game which can be completed within a few hours. That being said, it is still extremely fun as soon as you unlock the second 'weapon.' The terrain deformation is immeasurably satisfying and will entertain you throughout the game. During sales it can be bought for as low as $0.99, which is a very reasonable price for the entertainment value.
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1 人中有 1 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
1.0 小时(记录在案的)
Simple and fun. Reminds me a lot of Ratchet: Gladiator/Deadlocked except more fast paced.
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1.8 小时(记录在案的)
Caster is reminiscent of the playstations Megaman
Legends. While it may be lacking in graphic detail the gamesplay certainly makes up for it, fast-paced action and various abilities to chose from and upgrade. Missions are simple and easily completed. I had quite a bit of fun just messing with the ability to change the hieght of the ground, fun game.
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1 人中有 1 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
5.7 小时(记录在案的)
Imagine exceed + megaman combined in a 3d enviroment with a good and fair amount of enemies... EPIC!

i got it on sale, the last level is missing, and i played the whole thing in almost one go xD it's a really fun game, short and action packed, it was a little challenging on the extreme difficulty, didn't try the normal and easy mode but i think they must be easy
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3 人中有 2 人(67%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.6 小时(记录在案的)
Drawing inspiration from such blockbusters as Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing and Jurassic Park: Trespasser, elecorn presents to you his magnum opus, Caster. In Caster, you follow the legend of a young boy (or a feminine frame boy), his face tragically crippled at birth by low poly counts, fighting against an unknown alien threat known as FLANX, determined to sit there and do nothing or walk at innocent humans in straight lines as they go about their day. To defeat such a menacing threat our hero is granted the power of super speed and must fly through rin- I mean collect orbs of power, granting him powers such as running up vertical walls, jumping so high he crosses the entire level, and homing missiles that _very_ accurately track their enemies.

The game also features a myriad of references to previous grand slam titles often overlooked by the casual gamer. The ♥♥♥♥♥♥ graphics are a reference to Final Fantasy 7, one of elecom's favorite games when he was 5. The physics reference legendary racer Big Rigs, with the ability to instantly stop while running 172839127 mph. And of course, who could forget the large number of bullets and badly drawn characters, clearly a reference to ZUN and Touhou.

Caster's main strength is in its simplicity and accessibility. With levels lasting between 3 seconds and 2 minutes, you don't have to worry about a commitment when you sit down; you can simply play! The controls are very intuitive; some may critcize the heavy mouse acceleration, but it's by design so that all players, newbies and pros alike, have equal trouble aiming and controlling their character ensuring a balanced experience no matter who's playing.

However, no matter the level of quality of a game there are always a few negative points, and Caster is no exception... one of them being that there are some issues with the PC port of this game. In the optimization process from Linux to Windows and Mac, a large amount of autism was left in. I for one cannot stand for excess autism in my games, and so I cannot ignore this sloppy port job, no matter the quality of the actual game. Further, in his rush to get the game out for the holidays (a goal which he ultimately failed at, thanks to Steam wrongfully delaying his game in their rigorous review process), elecom unfortunately left the game unfinished. Not in the traditional way though, where devs don't have time to add their layer of polish, but actually unfinished. When you attempt to enter the final level you are given a "To Be Continued" screen. What's there is golden, but what COULD have been there could have been so much more... It's a real shame elecom didn't get to finish his title, as it would have been a good nominee for game of the year.

In the end Caster will be put on the long list of visionary video games tragically cut short by time and budget constraints, dreams brought down by the crushing reality of checkbooks and deadlines. Do yourself a favor and pick up elecom's game. For only 99 cents, you can't really go wrong. You don't need supersize fries anyway. I give this game a 7/10.
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3 人中有 2 人(67%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.0 小时(记录在案的)
One day I played this game together with my brother. Although we finished it in just about 3 hours, I have to say, this is a game that shouldn't be missed. The simple design, which reminded me of Mega man, drew me and my brother into it. I wish there was more content from the makers - well, there's a MOD community that can make levels, so there's that :)
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7 人中有 4 人(57%)觉得这篇评测有价值
13.3 小时(记录在案的)
Love. This. game. For the price this is a great title. So-so graphics that free up computing power to do other gameplay mechanics like creating a mountain out of the earth, running up it vertically at 90mph and then blowing it all back down into the ground. I hope more games like this come around.
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2 人中有 1 人(50%)觉得这篇评测有价值
8.5 小时(记录在案的)
It's cheap. And like a sonic game.

A bad sonic game. Where sonic can jump the height of the pre-crumbling tower of babel and sink entire continents into the ocean with his DBZ beams and sprint across lava and spikes because they don't mean ♥♥♥♥ when you run so ♥♥♥♥ing fast.
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2.6 小时(记录在案的)
I love this game. It runs on a Mac Mini first generation. The exploration and casual rythm of play remind me of Bullfrog's Magic Carpet.
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