Kyobi added to the 8bitrocket Arcade Showcase as Hall Of Fame Gold Medal Recipient

Kyobi added to the 8bitrocket Arcade Showcase as Hall Of Fame Gold Medal Recipient

Richard Davey(Photonstorm)’s retro-remixed, physics based puzzler, Kyobi, has been added to the 8bitrocket Retro Arcade Showcase as a Gold Medal Winner. It joins just 6 other titles with the honor, including Richard’s previous game, Abominaball.

Kyobi has everything that a great game should have to be successful in today’s fickle market. Rich has done an excellent job honing his knowledge of great 16 bit titles into a modern game with a retro flavor that we can’t get enough of.  Great work, Rich!


Here’s what Richard had to say about Kyobi:
Description: Kyobi is a heady mix of match 3 and physics. Smash and chain the blocks together for maximum points!


Use the mouse. Click and drag the blocks. Release them to throw. Match 3+ of the same color to make them vanish. A Chain Bonus multiplier is awarded if you manage to destroy 3+ blocks quickly enough in succession.
Control Scheme:

    * fire: left mouse
    * movement: mouse

8bitrocket Take:
Koybi is the ultimate physics based puzzler. It has enough retro elements to satisfy my taste, but adds some significant modern game play to the mix. The presentation is first class all the way and the game is a blast to play. 
There is probably not another physics-based puzzler with retro elements that I would rather play, so it has received an 8bitrocket Gold Medal Award in our Hall of Fame Arcade for excellence.

Look for an interview with Richard to appear shortly on this site.

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