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By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fast-paced arcade arena play held back by repetitive action.

Game Linux, Mac, Windows 2015
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This game is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat disc-throwing frenzy of arena action. Though the gameplay may seem repetitive, players are constantly kept on their toes thanks to the fast-paced nature of DiscStorm. Although there's really no story line to follow, each level is an action-packed, disc-throwing free-for-all, with some fun mini-games in between. Since there's really nothing too deep to think about or puzzles to solve, the game is simply fun to play while you try to get as many knockouts with your discs as possible, as quickly as possible. Each level has regular old bad guys to beat before the mini-bosses and finally the big bad bosses that are harder to kill. Backgrounds are constantly changing, but the goal is the same: Get your discs flying as soon as you can to get as many bad guys as possible.

The controls are easy enough to learn, but mastering the skills necessary to shield your health takes some time to master. Plus, levels get more challenging once you kill the first level of enemies, as mini-bosses and big bosses lay traps to destroy you (the angry ape that throws deadly bananas and the giant eyeball that shoots lasers are a few examples). Eventually, you'll figure out the best way to block and outrun the discs that come flying your way, all while throwing your own discs as quickly as possible at the enemy. That frequently means using angles and props on the levels to destroy opponents faster. Though the repetitive gameplay and lack of story somewhat ground the high-flying nature of DiscStorm, the fast-paced action will keep the attention of some players for a while.

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