January 19th, 2013 | By Alex Wilkinson
Over the past couple of years the number of games that have been created that try to capture the 90s era of video games has seen a stark increase. It was without a shadow of a doubt one of the best decades for gaming, partly due to the young nature of the industry and continual innovation.
A lot of this is often missed in modern day games and this is where awesome retro styled games really hold their own. Astroloco: Worst Contact (Astroloco) has been created by Hungry Planet Games and aims to reinvigorate a lot of the classic 90s point and click adventure gameplay.
It’s undeniable some of the best point and click adventure games came out in the 90s so expect Astroloco to try and bring back a lot of that humour and quirky nature. This of course means you will see a lot of throwbacks to Monkey Island and Space Quest, and I don’t need to remind you that this is indeed a good thing.
In Astroloco you take control of a mistreated mechanic and a swashbuckling pilot as you try to save the space station from destruction at the hands of an alien death fleet. That’s right you are not tied to just one character here you have a wide selection of two, twice as much fun.
Astroloco looks and sounds to be completely off the wall, but in this day and age that is exactly what we need more of. With pixel art sprites and hand drawn environments the visuals look a bizarre mishmash of 90s nostalgia and I love it.
Be sure to check out the official site for more information and a playable demo. If you are a fan of point and clicks and would love to see this on Steam be sure to Greenlight it now. Expect to see the game release at the end of the month.