Mokoko – Review

A classic game-style returns, and it’s brought a few lady friends!

  • NAISU Games
  • http://naisugames.com
  • £2.89, $3.90, 3.29 €
  • Compatibility: 64-bit processor, OS X 10.6 or later

Remember the classic Qix coin-op, back in the early Eighties? Remember the 1989 update Volfied, which kept the core gameplay but brought the features and graphics right up to date? True arcade aficionados might even remember Gals Panic, another update which added pictures to the backdrops. Mokoko offers similar gameplay, with some absurd storylines thrown in.

For those unfamiliar with the aforementioned coin-ops, Mokoko sees you patrolling the border of the screen while enemies in the form of a boss and his minions roam around. You’re invulnerable until you encroach onto the playing area, boxing off sections which then become ‘yours’. Box off an enemy, and it’s killed. Claim a power-up, and it’s activated. Snatch a set percentage of the playing area, and you beat the level. There are 24 levels in total, each with a unique boss to beat, and eight anime graphics to uncover. The anime girls are fully clothed (if suggestively posed), but a free patch unlocks nudity.

It’s fun to play. Controls are responsive and intuitive, whether you’re using a joypad or the keyboard. There are three skill levels to choose from, and it has a decent learning curve which ramps up the difficulty level at just the right rate. In the Story Mode you can pick up where you left off when starting a new game, and completing it unlocks Arcade Mode, in which you begin at the first level each time and get as far as you can with the lives you have. There’s plenty to play here, and the price is amazing. Hours of fun for less than the cost of a couple of beers!

Mokoko
  • Overall
5

Summary

Solid, fun gameplay, great presentation and a breathtakingly low price. Amazing value.

+ Classic gameplay
+ Well executed
+ Amazing price
– Too saucy for some?

Ian Osborne

Ian has worked on computer and video games magazines since the legendary Crash and Zzap! 64 in the early Nineties, so he’s seen many changes over the years (including an expanding waistline and receding hairline). A lifelong Mac user, he bought his first Mac in the year 2000. It’s a testament to the resilience of the Mac that his mother is still using that computer to this very day.

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