I don't know if something was missing from the code during final programming, but there isn't much to Ice Breaker to keep you enthralled. Zipping around a 3-D environment blasting other pyramids in a monotonous way doesn't score many points with me. The colors in the levels are almost blinding in a surreal kind of way. The control is okay so you shouldn't get frustrated with that, but as it stands. Ice Breaker needs a lot more to make it in the 3DO market.
Ice Breaker... hmm. There's not much I can say about this game. Although it is unique in its own right as a combination puzzle/shooter. there wasn't enough about the game to completely grab me. First and foremost, I wasn't totally impressed with the game's overall look and feel. It wasn't very impressive since it was supposed to be a 32-Bit game. The game play was also a problem. It was hovering on the border of boredom and snoozola. Is it morning yet?
Ice Breaker is a bizarre shooter. Its graphics are fairly simple. You control a pyramid and blast other pyramids. I don't get it. The audio/video aspects don't look 32-Bit, and the game play is extremely boring. The only interesting points come from whenever you die. Ice Breaker needs more diversity, not to mention better graphics. Ice Breaker is at best, a rental-only game. I didn't find it enjoyable, and I have a feeling that you won't either.
Once again I find myself on the other side of the fence by having to say I really didn't enjoy this puzzle/shooter game. Normally I love a good puzzle or mind-bending challenge, but the overly simplistic look and play didn't really sit right with me. Die-hard fans or puzzle gurus might get into it but I didn't find this game's pyramid look and sounds to be all that impressive. A kind of quirky game that has a strange appeal that you either like right away or don't.
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Part puzzler, part shooter, Ice Breaker refreshes both genres. Clunky controls limit the fun, but hundreds of levels offer depth and variety.
Each level is crowded with pyramids arranged in confounding configurations. Your goal is to eliminate every pyramid by shooting, running over, and running from them.
Soupy slime pits and other clever animations add visual spice while complex sound effects rumble and ring.
Although not terrible, the controls are sticky - and average controls just aren't enough in this game. If you don't pilot your pyramid precisely, you'll die a rapid and frustrating death.
Ice Breaker delivers many hours of entertainment for the manually and mentally dextrous. Few, though, will endure the frustration of having zigged when your thumb saidzag.