So I’ve been playing Qix on the Game Boy emulator on the 3DS. It’s surprisingly hard – I mean, viciously unpredictable enemy AI, endless traps and ways for you to die, no continues and only 3 lives… And it’s also a weird, darkly futuristic game with its menacing techno soundtrack and odd, vector styling that seems really out of whack with the cutesy, cuddly style of the Game Boy and most of its flagship games.
So it was a bit of a surprise to get a few levels in and get this weird little victory screen. First, 8-bit grayscale fireworks over that broody cityscape and then… a Mexican playing guitar to his dancing vulture.
Good though, isn’t it?!
This is the game where you draw lines to kinda block in some moving enemy thing isn’t it, until you’ve taken over a certain amount of screen or something?
Whatever it is, that guitar player is an obvious pro.
Yeah draw lines, make boxes. It doesn’t sound like the most exciting game ever. And it’s um… Not really. But I quite like the AI on the bad guy – this wave of lines that sweeps about the screen. It really seems to go after you…