Last Man Standing
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Saturday, 13 November 2004
Take your tank through intense battlefields and be the Last Man Standing. Last Man Standing is a shareware game where you control a tank through a battlefield. Your only task is to be the last tank left on the battlefield, easier said than done perhaps. The idea is quite simple but for the story lovers there is a little nice plot behind it. There is a war between machines and humans, you are the last hope of the human race and to your help you have your advanced tank. However when you tried to assassinate Skullnet (the evil computer system) thinks got out of hand and now you have to fight for your survival.

There are about 60 levels in the full game. Each level has a lot of enemies and the only thing you are doing is running around the same field and trying to destroy as many enemies as possible, I promise you that it is fun. Of course the enemies shoot back. On the levels there are different objects were you can take cover behind. A huge part of this gameís entertainment value is made by the simple controls. Finally developers are starting to understand to use the arrows on the keyboard, space and alt. In other games you have to re-configure the controls but thankfully you donít have to do this in Last Man Standing.

As in most other games there are some annoying things happening. For example on some levels you donít have to move your tank, just stay in the same spot and you are shielded from all angles except one. Actually the game should be done so such things canít be done.

There are a numbers of power ups that you can collect, such as faster speed, better armor and so on. However there is one power up I donít quite get and thatís the one who slows the game down. I canít really find a purpose for the power up except to annoy.

In the game there are 5 different environments the levels can be in; Desert, Grasslands, Icefield, Workan City and the Defensive perimeter. These environments keep the game from becoming boring and they really create a feeling of diversity. Two different game modes are available in the game, the Skullnet Campaign and the arena. In the Skullnet mode you fight the by now known computer and its forces and in the arena mode you try to survive against a load of computer opponents in different arenas.

The sounds are actually quite good in the game, the soundtrack is catchy and inspired by some dance floor tracks if Iím not mistaken. The effects are good too and do the job they are designed to do, as it should be. The game is really designed to be fun and simple. There is no such feeling as being completely surrounded by enemy tanks while you are trying to fight your way through. Itís a good thing that Ironcode decided to go with a background story because many independent developers choose the opposite.

Last Man Standing is overall a good game, itís fun and simple but still pretty advanced. However some of the problems we mentioned keeps it down a bit.


Developer: Ironcode
Website for game: N/A
Publisher: N/A
O/S: Win 98/ME/2000/XP
Cost of Full Game: $19.95

Pentium 2 266 mhz, 4mb Graphics Memory, Direct X 5.0
Tested on:
Pentium III Mobile 850 mhz, 384 mb RAM, Windows XP


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