First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
- — 10 February, 2000 16:10
Have you ever played that game where you guide the 2D line and try to eat small dots, and every time a line eats the dot it grows? This style of game has formed the basis for many addictive games since the early days of PC gaming. The folks at Wah-Software decided to give it a facelift, and have designed a 3D graphic version of this game.
The player controls a fruit-eating Boa that lives in a three-dimensional cube. As the Boa eats the fruit its tail extends with every bite. But as it grows, the Boa must take care not to touch anything, neither itself nor the wall of the cube, otherwise the game is over. So the fun begins! When the Boa's length reaches the level limit, the player progresses to the next level, where the Boa moves at a faster rate.
While the graphics may not be flashy - just a simple snake and fruit design - the addition of the transparent tail, which fades as the Boa approaches it and helps you to avoid accidentally bumping into it, is a nice effect.
The sound effects include a comical announcer who provides a voice-over as you continue on your quest for the fruit, plus a host of others. While you may not be up into the wee hours playing this, it is a great way to have a break from your work for five minutes.
Product: BoaBite 3D