Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Bedlam (Vectrex Game)
I know what you're saying, "I know Bedlam is hard, but what else is about it?" Well, this is a shooter, which is what the Vectrex does best. Your ship is located in the center of some geometric shape, and enemies approach you from all corners. The game turns into a button mashing frenzy early into each level. Some enemies need to be killed early because they become impossible the closer they get. Some enemies give a blessed pause to the unceasing onslaught, but brief pauses are all you can hope for as a seemingly unending stream of enemies advances without mercy.
You'd expect that with all my statements about how hard this game is that I'd hate it, but I don't. It's challenging yet very enjoyable. If you like shooters and you think you've got the fortitude, Bedlam will provide a whole lot of challenge and fun. This is a good game, and one of the hardest vintage games I've ever played.