Logi-Gun is an absolutely sensational puzzle platformer (free download for Windows only) from Darklink570. Most of the puzzles require skillful, even ingenious, use of the game's 6 guns, although some deft platforming will also be necessary. The game has 19 levels, 6 of which are training levels—one for each gun. Every level has around 3 or 4 different rooms, usually of increasing difficulty. Most rooms have a number of smaller puzzles which need to solved in order to ultimately escape the room.
The guns themselves are the focus of the game, and deservedly so. They range from the standard grapple gun to the peculiar squit cannon to the infuriating, yet satisfying, spike bow. Most of the guns have at least 2 uses—the primary use is activated with the left mouse button and the secondary use (such as the squit cannon's ability to coat a surface in a sticky substance) is activated with the right mouse button. Regarding controls, the only other ones necessary are the standard WASD keys for movement, [Q] to change guns and the [E] key to pick up or put down an item.
One of the things that I liked the most regarding Logi-Gun was the difficulty level. The game is by no means simple, and yet it avoids becoming mind-numbingly difficult. This means that, although some of the puzzles will require some serious thought, you are more likely to end up having an 'A-ha!' moment than searching for a walkthrough.
There isn't a great deal else to say, as the game is deceptively simple. One thing that I would like to point out is that despite their darker boxes, all of the characters are available from the beginning and do not need to be unlocked, as I originally thought. The game is relatively free of bugs, although there is one semi-major glitch. On Level 1-5, if you quit the level, then resume later, you are likely to find yourself at the end of Room 1, and without a gun. To solve this dilemma, simply complete the polarity beam training level again, then go back to Level 1-5.
Logi-Gun is, unfortunately, download and for Windows only, but the file is extremely small and is well worth the slight effort needed.
Tips: If you want to play the game without any help, then stop reading now. The following are some details of the game that I felt should have been mentioned in the tutorial levels, or made clearer:
- To make a platform with the squit cannon, you need to hold down the left mouse button, then release it to fire, then click again when you want the blob to become a platform. If you are using the cannon to move upwards, only charge it to a half at the most, then the web will come back sooner, before the platform you are on disintegrates.
- You are able to move magnetic blocks that you are standing on with the polarity beam. You are also able to pick up small magnetic blocks with E, as well as moving them with the polarity beam.
- Falling down a hole will mean that you begin that room again.
- Right clicking with laser marker releases a 'radar' like projectile. Clicking again will activate it, making it a send a signal to any object in the nearby area. The only use of this is to activate the blue circular switches with a satellite-like symbol on them.
In conclusion, Logi-Gun is a fantastic game with great and controls and graphics, and it will have you scratching your head in thought, but not slamming it against a wall in frustration.
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