Review: Cloning’ Clyde

By xerocube | July 20, 2006

Here it is, another Thursday. the day after a Wednesday release of a new XBOX Live Arcade game. This week’s edition is: Cloning Clyde. I’ve only played the demo version of the game, but it is more than enough for me to purchase the full version, which costs 800 Points.

So, here’s the gist as I see it: You have Clyde, who is in need of cash. What better way to earn cash than to offer your body for scientific research. Clyde jumps on the chance and finds himself involved in a cloning experiment. Well, things don’t go as planned and Clyde finds himself face to face with, well…, himself. His goal now? Escape the science lab, which looks like where you might finds Dilbert and his cohorts hanging around. Along the way, you’ll battle robots, evil chickens, and other shenanigans with your kung-fu heroics all the while wearing nothing but a hospital gown. From the looks of it, there are other science experiments that will turn Clyde into a frog and other animal-like forms.

As far as gameplay is concerned, it takes me back to earlier gaming days with gameplay much like one of my favorite games of all times: The Lost Vikings. You have a sidescrolling view of each level, each requiring you to find switches, levers, and oher mechanisms allowing further progress to the exit. There are other goodies to pick up along the way, including other Clydes.

The graphics are great, with a version cartoon-ish feel to the game. The animation is fluid and entertaining. Leaving Clyde alone for a while leads to some humorous time-killing animations. The audio work is well-done, but ultimately forgettable.

I see some multi-player options, but have yet to give them a try. That’ll be for this evening.

If you have an XBOX 360, a Live account, and the unction to play a fun arcade quarter-muncher game, then I highly recommend this title to you.

Here’s a link for more information on the game: http://www.ninjabee.com/clyde.html.

Kudos to Ninja Bee for this new addition to the Live Arcade. Keep’em coming!

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