Thursday, February 4, 2021

Matter of Import 009: Nuts (Atari 2600, 1983)


TechnoVision's Nuts is a simple fixed screen shooter where you play a squirrel firing up at other woodland creatures crossing the branches of the trees above you. Your aim is to eliminate them before they can reach your stash of nuts or shoot back at you – if 10 enemies manage to get to your stash, you lose a life.

That's pretty much it as far as the premise of the game goes – it's simple, which is a plus, and engaging without being too difficult. Nothing special, but they didn't screw anything up.

Your squirrel controls quickly, fires quickly, and is responsive. All in all, solid on that account.

 There's no music but the sprites are charming and fit the theme well. A good time waster. I don't really have anything negative to say about this game, other than it being – in the end – nothing special or innovative – just a decent Atari 2600 shooter with better than average art.

I'd go ahead and give it a B-.

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