There aren’t very many games out there that can boast a twenty year history so I want to give a hearty clap on the back to Qwak by Jamie Woodhouse, a quintessentially retro platform game that has recently seen a long-awaited PC release. It’s so brilliant I really am going to give it a serious plug – please, visit the homepage and give this game a try! You won’t regret it, I promise ;)

I’ve got some very fond memories of playing Qwak from a coverdisk on an Amiga magazine many moons ago, and this new version’s demo has gotten me addicted once more. In a similar spirit to Bubble Bobble, two players can team up – or maybe even compete – in collecting a whole spectrum of fruity goodies and bopping enemies on the noggin to progress through the levels.

The gameplay is still as fast, simple and horribly morish as ever. But keep in mind… bright green ducks are for life, not just for Christmas… :D

4 comments on 'The world’s gone Qwakkers'

  1. Posted by DPJ93 - January 2nd, 2009 10:48 pm

    This game looks very inviting. I’m downloading right now. Hey, this reminds me of another game remake I once played called “Charlie the Duck”..

  2. Posted by DPJ93 - January 2nd, 2009 10:50 pm

    No wait. It wasn’t a remake. :) Charlie the Duck is a game from 1996 :)

  3. Posted by Chris - January 2nd, 2009 11:49 pm

    Aha, yes, I know the game you’re on about! And not ‘cos I Googled it for a link just now, but because in fact my Mum loved that game and played it a ton back when it was first released.

    For anyone who’s curious:
    http://www.wieringsoftware.nl/charlie/

  4. Posted by DPJ93 - January 7th, 2009 8:32 pm

    Nice :D Well, to be honest, I first played this game in 2002 I think :P I found it on a cd.

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