|a game by||Digital Cafe, and EA DICE|
|Genres:||Action, Shooting Games|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.6/10 - 5 votes|
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Chex Quest is an incredibly interesting game, not just because of its wacky concept and gameplay, but because of the story behind the game's creation. The game is a total conversion modification of The Ultimate Doom, a first person shooter released on PC in 1995. The Ultimate Doom is well known in the PC gaming community, as it's often regarded as one of the best classic first person shooters. Whereas The Ultimate Doom is full of demons, blood, and horror, Chex Quest is a fun and quirky adventure through space. Although they are made with the same foundation, both games are incredibly different but still noticeable similar. The most surprising thing of all; Chex Quest is a fantastic game that was originally included for free in cereal boxes.
The “Chex” in Chex Quest is the same Chex cereal that might be popping into your head. Originally designed as a promotional item for the Chex brand cereal, Chex Quest is an intriguing and important title in gaming history. Like mentioned before, the game is a full conversion of The Ultimate Doom. This means that the game plays and feels like The Ultimate Doom, but has wholly original weapons, enemies, and levels. Gameplay remains similar to Doom; you run around maze-like levels defeating enemies and collect colored-key cards to progress through the stage. Upon reaching the exit, your total kills and time are tallied, and you move onto the next stage. It's a simple but effective formula, and one that gives the game a lot of replayability.
Funnily enough, the story in Chex Quest is far more fleshed out than in The Ultimate Doom. Once again, players take on the role of an unnamed soldier. This time, it's an astronaut in a Chex-cereal shaped suit, exploring the distant planet of Bazoik. On this interstellar planet colonized by humans, a group of slimy green aliens known as the Flemoids have started to invade. It's up to the Chex Warrior and his arsenal of “zorcher” weaponry to eliminate the Flemoid threat and save the human colonists. Like The Ultimate Doom, this narrative simply serves as a setup to the gameplay. However, it's funny and wacky in an appropriate way, and it does a good job putting you in the right mindset.
The best part of Chex Quest is how fun it is to play. Since the game is essentially The Ultimate Doom aimed at kids, the result is a mashup of excellent gameplay mechanics and colorful graphics. The guns have been designed as non-violent, giving players a slew of silly gadgets to use. Instead of beating up enemies with their fists, players can resort to using a spoon when they run out of ammo. It's these kind of humorous ideas that make Chex Quest so endearing. The rest of the experience is tons of fun to play.
If you're a fan of classic first person shooters like The Ultimate Doom or Wolfenstein 3D, you should definitely check out Chex Quest. It's an oddball game that has gone on to receive tons of praise, with critics citing its inventive use of the Doom engine. It's also a marketing first; as Chex Quest was the first piece of interactive media included in cereal boxes. Although the idea of Chex Quest is absolutely ridiculous, the game is surprisingly fun to play. We recommend you give it a try; maybe you'll be the next great Chex Warrior of Bazoik!
Download Chex Quest
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP