Link: Nitrome Must Die
FlashMush Rating: 10/10
Nitrome is celebrating their 100th game with what may be their best game yet, Nitrome Must Die. I know...kind of macabre flash game title for such an amazing game company and game.
Nitrome Must Die is literally all 99 other Nitrome games and smushed together to make one awesome, amazing game. The premise is two guys are upset about the state of Nitrome and set out to destroy it. This is where the mutiplayer tag comes into play although it's not really online multiplayer but rather friendly, in-person co-op. So you get together with your buddy and settle in for a loooong time as you guessed it, there are 100 different levels. I feel as if I've been playing the game for the last four hours and I only just got to floor 70. There is a whole lot of level and a whole lot of fun to be had here.
In each level/floor are various enemies which may require different strategies to beat. Likewise each floor is different and requires their own separate strategy going into play. There are tons of different enemies and tons of different weapons. I find it really amazing that all of the enemies come from other Nitrome games such as Skywire, Dirk Valentine, Test Subject Blue, and Steamlands. Further more the weapon selection is amazing. 70 floors in and I'm still finding new weapons. Also to break up the 100 floor grind, on every 5th floor, so like the 5th, 15th, 25th, etc. there is a challenge floor in which it's almost like a puzzle where you get unlimited ammo of a certain gun and have to use that weapon to win the floor. Also on every 10th floor is a boss level featuring some character from another Nitrome game. It really is chocked full of hidden cameos and easter eggs, although I guess none of it is really hidden.
My only quarrels with Nitrome Must Die is it is slanted towards playing co-op, I can just tell. I'm playing it solo right now and just the shear amount of enemies in some of the levels is staggering. This also brings the solo difficulty up very high. However, I'll give Nitrome a reprieve as I can imagine if I was playing co-op I wouldn't think this way and the game would probably go back to being a normal difficulty.
Overall though Nitrome Must Die is an extremely great game that I urge you all to play. Not only will you not be disappointed but you'll be kept busy for the next week of your life. Nitrome certainly knows how to make a game and with this advent of their 100th game, I hope they make 100 more!