First of all, I would like to thank Kristi for suggesting this game to me (check out her blog!).
Story - 9/10
Some games are made to entertain, others to make us think, others to tell a story, but Reimagine: the game, is an amalgamation of popular culture that will make us smile with amusement. From the film Inception, to internet memes and social networks, to political movements such as the tea party and events such the infamous BP oil spill or the Libyan revolution, it takes you on a wild ride of platform adventure with a wacky soundtrack to boot. The style of it is quite unique and, needless to say, I am very impressed.
Gameplay – 10/10
As I mentioned before, it is a platformer, but almost each level has its own game mechanics. Inception has a constantly spinning level that you have to adjust to, there is a Lost stage (named after the series) where you transform from a Lost character to the black cloud thing depending on what barriers you need to cross, there is also a very intelligent cross over between Super Meat Boy and Lady Gaga (because of her infamous meat dress). But one of the things that really amused me was the Justin Bieber part…
Upon pressing space, Bieber emits the “Bieber call” which is basically a fast-forward chipmunk version of one of his songs called “Baby”(I think its called that). The female closest to him tries to get as close as possible, pressing otherwise unreachable buttons to progress the level. You can switch between him and Edward Cullen, the vampire in the Twilight Series who sparkles instead of sings like a chipmunk and they both have to work together to achieve there aim…and that is to get Bieber to Miley Cyrus…I don’t know why.
Ah the BP oil spill kind of shocked me. You basically wipe the pelicans on the oil until they become saturated with the stuff, then you put them in the red flame bucket things so that they “power” them (burn *ahem* burn). Then you can use the red bucket things as boosters to progress in the level.
Did I mention there was a part about Wikileaks? Basically there is so much squeezed into short and sweet levels one after the other. Some parts are a little hard, others dead easy, but it is an amazing adventure nonetheless. Try it now!
Graphics/Presentation – 9/10
It is very simply animated and the characters have little to no facial detail, but their clothing and hair styles is mainly used to depict them. Now the author of the game did say they made it because they were “bored”, and with such a broad range of subjects and areas I think that a simple graphic style really suited the game.
It really was a blast to play. So the average total goes to….
Go on, go play it! Thanks to the fact its using the newgrounds website, you can comment and thank the author of the game just below the game window, please take the time to do so!