Don’t be fooled by the quirky graphics or the bright colors. This is war. It all sounds innocent enough. You get a six by six grid and have to move the blocks until you can match five of the same color in a connecting pattern. The twist is that you’re playing against opponents (real or AI), and the colors correspond to vital resources for your war effort.
Flying down neon-etched tunnels at preposterous speeds is one of the time-honoured shibboleths of a gamer’s life. No, that’s actually a word. Shibboleth means ‘any distinguishing practice which is indicative of one’s social or regional origin.’ And nothing could be a better representation of the activity of being a gamer. High speed, bright light, thumping techno. So it is with Pyroblazer: a game that is not a game that is not WipEout, but would really like to be.