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Published on June 12th, 2014 | by Edwin Millheim

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Concursion PC Review

Concursion PC Review Edwin Millheim
Game Play
Graphics
Audio
Value

Summary: A Mash up game with surprising fun game play!

4

Fun , Nostalgic


Concursion
Developer:
Puuba
Publisher: Mastertronic
Format: PC STEAM download
Reviewer: Shael Millheim

What happens when you take a handful of classic game genres and smash them all together? A possible train wreck? One might expect that, but new game developer Puuba took on the challenge and has proven that the feat can be done with cohesive style. The game provides a fun, classic atmosphere that’s easy to hop into, and keeps players on their toes. Why? As the game goes on, it can switch gameplay styles in an instant, going from Mario-style play to deep space with ships shooting continually, then suddenly to a Pac-Man type of level. These things aren’t all separate levels – they can be seen in a single one.

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The game streamlines the swap between play styles often enough to hold players’ attention, causing them to slightly alter their way of thinking and playing in order to get through a level. In Concursion, there are tears in the game world that are responsible for the sudden shifts. These little rifts can be seen down the game screen so a player can transition from one world to another and continue on, or there can even be small circles within a level to switch off for a few seconds before continuing the original way.

Bouncing around levels in various gameplay styles, the player runs through levels trying to rescue Princess Honeybluff (of course there had to be a princess to save!), and also works at collecting gem fragments that are supposed to help mend the world and stop the evil plans of Biganbad. Even the music does its job well of setting the mood of the game and adding to the overall feel. It switches up depending on what style is being played at the given moment, complementing the levels nicely.

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Concursion is a somewhat simple concept, and it serves its purpose well. The game has a nicely streamlined design that really caters to people wanting a nostalgic look back at classic games, but who may want something more. That desire is fulfilled with a mash up of styles in a new, exciting way to play.


About the Author

Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Released Ebook on Amazon 'Unknown Eagles Special Operations" in 2014. Edwin has worked on articles ranging from, previews, reviews and interviews, for various media over the years including magazine and internet, and pod casts, video media shows. Currently the United States Editor For www.impulsegamer.com Over the years Edwin with his often co writers Wife Donna Millheim and Daughter Shael Millheim have written well over 400 articles and reviews and various role playing game books and game supplements. Edwin Millheim is also an actor and stage combat stunt fighter, and has been acting in shows and productions since 1989. Edwin has an over 22-year background in Whitelotus kungfu, a mix of northern and southern Shaolin. Bringing those skills to film and live action stunt shows was a natural thing. Over the years, he has been Cast Coordinator for interactive shows, as well as stunt and fight and action coordinator for various film projects (Sanctuary film from NiceWonderFilms) (BFF Zombie from LifePlay Productions) (Hunter X from Jab Haus)and live action stunt shows. Edwin has had many featured parts as a stunt fighter/actor, and has choreographed hundreds of hours worth of scenes over the years.



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