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Zoop -- Viacom

The latest in puzzle challenges, Zoop for the SNES from Viacom NewMedia, features many levels of dexterity demanding skill as you strive to keep your center square from becoming overrun by the constant onslot of ever advancing shapes.

Ahh... it's a puzzler... Sure, it's a pretty good puzzler at that, but I really have a hard time playing the game with the sound on. The music in this game has got to be some of the crappiest jazz I've ever heard... Look, take the jazz riffs you hear in the Snoopy TV shows (not the movies, the 1 hour specials) and beat it up, make it tinny, and pipe it out a ten cent organ grinder... ohh... the pain. The game itself is pretty fun. Quite challenging, and if you're into puzzle games, I absolutely recommend you check this game out. Graphics are pretty plain, but then again... a game like this doesn't necessarily need mind bending graphics. The entertainment is in the challenge.

This is a pretty good puzzler; the unique gameplay is refreshing after so many Tetris/Poyo-Poyo/etc. knock-offs. It is very fast paced and challenging. While I do not ordinarily consider sound and graphics too much into the scores of a puzzle game, I must make an exception with this title, however. The sound and graphics are really, rather, well... not very good. The music sounds like an after-school special and the graphics are just too plain. Otherwise, not bad.

>>>>> 33.0/50 <<<<< R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 3.0 2.0
Sound 0.5 1.5
Gameplay/Control 5.0 5.0
Longevity/Playability 4.5 4.0
Overall 4.0 3.5
Total 17.0 16.0