Review – Stone Age from UPL Software

by Reads (4,088)

Stone Age is a nice looking game with a lot of promise. If you remember playing the 2D versions of Mario, replace the chubby plumber with a cave man and you’ve got the basic idea.

TheWraith weighs in with his thoughts

Stone Age is a side-scrolling platform game starring a caveman. You maneuver your character around the screen collecting food and clubbing animals for points. You can acquire better weapons, collect extra lives, and generally have a grand old time stomping out all life.

While the game premise seems solid, the gameplay features serious control issues. The character will often lag behind commands given, and continue moving after controls have been released. This causes great difficulty in high- speed play, and completely rules out precision maneuvers. What would be a simple jump becomes an exercise in timing. This is sad, because I really wanted to like this game–it seems like it could be a lot of fun. Hopefully a future update will fix this issue. If it does, this aught to be a very entertaining game.
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After playing for a while on my Tungsten T, I found movement difficult as well. I really hope in a future patch they allow for full D-pad support. Right now, the D-pad up is jump, but you have to use the other buttons to move left and right. Anyway, this version is a good start and we wish UPL best of luck with future editions.

Brian

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