The games is controlled with using a mouse and keyboard. The controls took a little while to get
used to and at first I thought it was awkward playing with a laptop, but eventually I got used to it.
But complex moves take a bit of control.
There are three different modes
of play; Action, Stunt, Racing
and difficulty levels start at very
easy to extreme.
As Laser Dolphin, you start out
in search of a spaceship so you
can go after the alien captors and
rescue the Prime Minister. Along
the way you find some weapons
of mass destruction. The first one
I encountered was the guided
missile that you shoot and the it
homes in on the target. It's
handy for shooting in the air and
underwater enemies attacking
you. More power ups for weapons get added later in the game. I just love the default weapons
animation. I just think it looks really cool when shot. Also on the levels, there are gold dolphin
coins that restore health.
The enemies in Laser Dolphin are plenty, and they consist of seagulls dropping bombs,
underwater mines, gun turrets and missile shooting fish, to name a few. The mines for me were
the hardest. It seemed they had a sign that said, run into me, it's a good thing . Very easy to
me, seemed pretty hard, but your results may vary.
In stunt mode you get to do as many tricks as you can to win medals. Tricks like doing flips and
jumping through hoops. Medals include Bronze, Silver and Gold
In Race mode you race through the tunnels, through hoops and making jumps through hoops.
Just like the Stunt mode, you can win medals.
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