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Net Yaroze Month: Down

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.

Down is one of those games that really shines in multiplayer mode. Down supports up to four players, and if more than two players are playing then you’ll need to share a joypad (one player uses the D-pad and one player uses the Action buttons)

You start at the middle of the screen, which is constantly scrolling upwards. If you don’t move you’re gonna get squished by the spikes at the top, so the only way is downwards.

There are several levels you can jump on to: Standard levels, conveyor belt levels, bouncy levels, and spiky levels. The spiky ones will kill you. As will falling off the bottom of the screen. Whoever is left at the end is the winner.

You can play this single-player, but it’s so much more fun with friends. And there’s funky music too.

Reminds me a little of the Amiga game Base jumpers.

Game: Down
By: Team Parc
Genre: Action
Available on Euro Demos: 85, 108

Net Yaroze Month rankings:

Best played in Multiplayer mode – Down goes in at 15

  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. Haunted Maze
  12. Roller
  13. Pushy IIB
  14. Gravitation
  15. Down
  16. Squeak
  17. Adventure Game
  18. Katapila
  19. Sam the Boulderman
  20. Pssst!
  21. Pandora’s Box
  22. Game Involving Triangles
  23. Yarozians
  24. Tanx
  25. PingPing
  26. Opera of Destruction
  27. Video Poker Simulator
  28. Shroud
  29. Between the Eyes
  30. Bouncer 2
  31. Yaroze Rally
  32. Sphere
  33. Blockz
  34. Technical Demo
  35. Surf Game

Still to play:

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

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