mono.jpg The GameCrits website continues to pick and elegantly criticize some interesting and alternative games, and its latest post is regarding Mono, an intriguing free-to-download PC title which is described on its homepage as "part Asteroids... part Robotron... part Paint Shop Pro."

The critique on GameCrits suggests "As a game, I think Mono derives as much of an influence from simple ramping difficulty puzzlers such as Tetris as it does from the more obvious top-down shooter genre. I think it succeeds at least partially for this reason", and also notes: "Visually, Mono uses simple abstractions to represent the on-screen happenings. This seems to be a growing mini genre within the world of shmups, including other titles such as rRootage and noiz2sa. " Definitely worth checking out.