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The Wonderful End of the World Print E-mail
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Written by Daniel Westerstal   
Saturday, 23 February 2008

Earth is about to be eaten and it’s up to you to grab as much stuff as possible in order to create a new world for us all to thrive in.

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The Wonderful End of the World is one of those hard games to categorize; essentially it’s a cross between a 3D-platform and a puzzle game with hints of classics like Pac-man. When first starting the game you don’t quite know what to make of it, the player is first greeted with some pretty catchy menu-music and to be frank sort of weird interface.

If you ever played any of those 3D-platformers out there you will however feel right at home when the game starts. The main-character is a set of dots, when you run into stuff you attract them. For example if you run into a set of tulips they will become part of the character. It really looks different when your character is built of tulips, shovels and oranges.

Also the more objects you manage to attract the bigger your character will get, until it can attract bigger objects and so it continues. Of course you don’t have all the time in the world, so speed is important.  On each level there are a number of hazards, which is really a problem when you are small, bumping into them will lose time.  
So what about the graphics? Well, it’s 3D and it looks ok. The objects could have been modeled better, since they actually look like sprites from the 90s. However the graphics are cute, they kind of resemble the visuals on the Nintendo 64.

In the beginning when the character is small you might not always graspwhere you are, as you grow bigger you the level grows smaller. On some levels it can get a bit frustrating if you have taken all smaller objects but maybe missed just two that would make the character bigger. The levels are also quite different, so it does take a while to get tired of them. Some levels are set inside a house and others are set in a weird world with blocks of letters everywhere. 

The Wonderful End of the World has a nice soundtrack, but there are only a couple of tracks so it does get a bit repetitive.  While I personally think the soundtrack is good, I can imagine some not having the same opinion.

We did experience some bugs, especially while running Windows Vista and moving in and out of the game using ALT and TAB, bugs are of course something that can always be corrected.

The Wonderful End of the World is a great game; the level design comes together with the innovative gameplay creating an unusual experience.

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Developer: Dejobaan Games
Website for Game: http://www.dejobaan.com/wonderful/
Publisher: N/A
O/S: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Cost of Full Game: $19.95
Where to get:
Download Demo Here!
Year of Release: 2008

Requirements:
1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM.
Tested on:
Intel Core2Duo 1,86 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Geforce 8600GT, Windows Vista.

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