Review: Organ Trail

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Organ Trail is a retro zombie survival game. Travel westward in a station wagon with 4 of your friends, scavenging for supplies and fending off the undead; Faithfully recreated it as if it were on the Apple 2. Packed full of zombie mechanics, themes and references; this is a must have for any zombie survival fans.

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Pros:

  • Apple 2 retro pixel graphics awesomeness.
  • Classic chip tune sound effects harping back to the old days of classic music.
  • Name your own party members
  • Twitter enabled, meaning you can tweet your scores,progress or even party member deaths.
  • Plays like a old school choose your own adventure game book.
  • You travel across USA looking to escape the zombie apocalypse. Visiting major cities as you go.
  • Trade with strangers, do odd jobs or repair your car are just a few of the tasks awaiting you in each of the cities.
  • Random encounters as you play mix the game up to the point where you will never play the same game twice.
  • Controls can be configured to your liking. Go keyboard and mouse or mouse only, its up to you.
  • Fighting zombies changes the game to a free roam shooter.

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Cons:

  • Mouse controls for shooting is so awkward. Pulling the mouse back and then forward to shoot is a nightmare and really ruins the experience.
  • Random encounters being random can cause you to hit a brick wall and the game and renders the game nothing more than a luck based affair. Most notable example is when your car has broken down and your waiting for a specific part. It never happens until your near death.
  • Menus tend to have a few glitched up fonts making a lot of text unreadable.
  • At the time of playing, Clicking Twitter caused the game to crash and close.

In summary, The game is good for what it does. Its got its problems and a lot of the time they can be overlooked or you get used to them. Either way if you cannot get over the shooting mechanic it is still a good game and will aid you in reliving your retro gaming fix.

About the author

Jim Smale I am a long term video game fan, Starting on a Atari 2600 and working my way through the golden Nintendo era. Now writing in my own unique style, I hope to provide gamers with a new way in which to read reviews.

Jim Smale

I am a long term video game fan, Starting on a Atari 2600 and working my way through the golden Nintendo era. Now writing in my own unique style, I hope to provide gamers with a new way in which to read reviews.