Butt-Ugly Martians: Martian Boot Camp
It Somehow happened along the line, that games for kids readily became equated with basic Flash-style sub-games. Not that there's anything wrong with Flash-style sub games. It's just that, for one, you can get most of it better and free online, and no kid deserves to be constantly subjected to this before they're considered old enough to move on.
What we have here is little more than a lengthy CGI-animated toy advert. A series of horrific Americanised characters, roundly stamped with corporate trademarks. But is it any fun? Well, in a mindless kind of stumble-home-from-the-pub way, yes. But that's it. Play it sober and you'll be thoroughly patronised. Even if you're a kid.
The show also provides a smattering of short video clips to segue the action. The rest of the time you get a basic maze game, three similar basic scrolling shooters, three similar basic beat 'em ups and a basic Breakout clone. It'd be easy to say that's acceptable because it's being aimed primarily at children, yet it is lacking even then. The characters are incidental, even the most cack-handed kid could complete it in an afternoon, and the repetition of sub-games shows a lack of imagination. Buy it now so your child can dig it out of the attic in 2020 and get all nostalgic over it before breaking down about the futility of it all and sobbing in the corner.
Download Butt-Ugly Martians: Martian Boot Camp
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP