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Net Yaroze Month: Arena

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

Tom Madams’ Arena looks impressive. Luckily it also plays well too.

You are a two-legged robot thing (possibly inspired by the AT-ST’s from Star Wars), and you have to stomp around four arenas killing all the bad robots. You can collect power ups, which extend your energy, as well as bombs which blast everything on screen.

It’s good fun, and if I had one complaint it would be that you move a bit slow. But it’s a big robot, and makes a nice stomping noise, so I can forgive it of that.

Legacy

Tom went to help make work at SCEE and Lucasarts, and is now a Senior Software Engineer at Google.

Game: Arena
By: Tom Madams
Genre: Shooter
Available on Euro Demos: 108

Net Yaroze Month rankings:

Arena blasts into No. 17

  1. Time Slip
  2. Blitter Boy
  3. Rocks n Gems
  4. Total Soccer Yaroze
  5. Terra Incognita
  6. Super Bub Contest
  7. Robot Ron
  8. Decaying Orbit
  9. Psychon
  10. INVS
  11. Snowball Fight
  12. Haunted Maze
  13. Roller
  14. Pushy IIB
  15. Gravitation
  16. Down
  17. Arena
  18. Squeak
  19. Adventure Game
  20. Katapila
  21. Sam the Boulderman
  22. Pssst!
  23. Pandora’s Box
  24. Game Involving Triangles
  25. Yarozians
  26. Tanx
  27. PingPing
  28. Opera of Destruction
  29. Video Poker Simulator
  30. Shroud
  31. Between the Eyes
  32. Bouncer 2
  33. Yaroze Rally
  34. Sphere
  35. Blockz
  36. Technical Demo
  37. Surf Game

Still to play:

  • A Dog Tale
  • Mah Jongg
  • Samsaric Asymptotes
  • Hover Car Racing
  • Clone

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