Moose Life Review (Steam)

Moose Life offers you an exhilarating ride into the trance zone. Spectacular shooty action and a top techno soundtrack will raise your mood.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 792mb Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Graphics-Resolution, configure VR, configure 3D TV.
  • VR support.
  • Tunnel shooter gameplay.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Controller support.
  • Three modes-normal/freeride/pure.
  • The best score is shown for each mode.
  • Can pick any level to play on that you have beaten.
  • Psychedelic soundtrack.
  • Retro gaming at its best.
  • Pickups in the game.
  • Humour all over the place.
  • Seizure inducing particle effects.
  • Can just hold down shoot and change from top and bottom.
  • Earn extra lives.
  • Bonus stages to find.
  • So easy to learn and play.
  • Pure mode-is a run based mode where you always start from level one.
  • Normal-earn lives, pick a level.
  • Free ride-basically unlimited lives mode.
  • Save the sheepies!
  • Just good wholesome fun all round.
  • Leaderboard support for each mode.
  • Spheres-shoot them open to reveal sheep and try and collect them all.
  • New enemies appear as you progress.

Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • No way to dial back a few of the effects.
  • Can’t quit to desktop with the controller.
  • A few of the sound effect noises are not nice.
  • You don’t like sheep or moose.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
8.6/10

Summary

No matter how shit the world gets, no matter how bad you feel, one thing for sure is, you can always rely on a Llamasoft game to cheer you up and Moose Life is no exception! Moose Life is a tunnel shooter from the mind of Jeff Minter, and despite saying “oh it’s a tunnel shooter he’s done loads of those”he manages to once again pull out a new experience and just wow you into a nostalgic nirvana. Itay sounds like I am swooning and Goddammit I am, these games just make me so happy and nostalgic that all the current troubles just fade away as I disappear into the psychedelic seizure-inducing world of a Llamasoft game. The premise is simple, jump up and down the tunnel and shoot things whilst avoiding enemies and projectiles and collecting sheep! I mean just reading that should get you hyped! What I love the most is how I can run forward and advance or at any time I can just run backward and pick up anything I forgot or an enemy that got away. The game isn’t as deep or as high production maybe as previous games but the charm is real, the weird text pop-ups and effects are in there and I’m sure there are still piles of secrets to find, make no doubt about it, Moose Life is pure nostalgic fun with a banging soundtrack! Llamasoft has done it again.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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