UFO Catcher 1.0      

Size:   7.43MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2008-09-25

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OS:  Win 98/ME/2000/XP

Downloads:   6493

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10



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Software Product Description

This game was written for the Alienware / The Game Creators competition in 2003. The game got good reviews, but didn't place in the competition. Give it a download for something different.


  • Fully 3D graphics
  • 3D version of those crane games you find in video arcades!

System Requirements:

  • Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
  • Pentium-class processor
  • 3D Accelerator card with DirectX 9.0 or above drivers


"Who tests these games?"

Reviewer: -Tex

Review Date: 2009-02-06

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Well, it was fun and a fun time wasting game. BUT....there obviously isn't any testing done before the release. I had a few playing issues, which is odd for a simple game that only has two control buttons. Space and enter. The mouse also rotates it. However on several occasions when you grab a object it sends you to the spinner which if you are lucky you do NOT get a match because the two i got were both awful. Not a bonus at all but a evil way to screw you around. Once on the spinner i got a object view,and is is certain you have no chance to grab it with the perspective from the angle it provides as the object looking up (almost up). The other bonus i got was Times two. I was thinking, great i get double chances , BUT NO. What i got was the crane moving at double speed. Not helpful at all. The spinner is evil i tell you. Try not to match anything up.
But the main problem with this game is that no one even tested it. When you go to the spinner....and get nothing...guess what happens. Okay, i'll tell you. Your view is stuck on the spinner and you can push buttons all day long and it won't change your view. So you basically have to try to grab an object without seeing it. Good luck with that. The only buttons that work is the space bar which starts the crane moving. Frustrating. Please get a beta tester and fix these horrible issues that turned what could have been a fun little time waster into a frustrating piece of yuck. Too bad too because it could have been a good fun little game if they had bothered to test it and fix the view so it would switch back to see the game field after the spinner. Perhaps that is another part of the evil spinner, that if you don't get a match you have to try without seeing it. If's just an evil game. I can't say don't download it because some might not mind the views not switching back and accept that you won't be able to have a chance to grab anything on those tries. But for me , it was the thing that made the game get removed from my desktop.


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