Arcade game. In Tasty Planet, you are a sentient grey glob of experimental bathroom cleaner that's run amuck. You've been created to chomp up germs and bacteria, but you have a voracious - nay, insatiable - appetite, and the more you eat, the larger you get. The goal is to get so large that eventually you become an eater of worlds. You start out on the microscopic level, eating up bits of dirt and other objects that are small enough for you to eat. With each progressive level you find yourself getting larger and larger. First you are eating unicellular organisms like paramecia, and then eating small insects, working your way up to the detritus that rests upon a picnic table. Eventually you are making your way to rolling down the street, eating cars and everything else that get in your way. You have to be careful to not let your eyes get bigger than your stomach. However - larger objects that you can't immediately digest will harm you, so you need to keep your distance from many edible things and creatures until your diameter has increased a bit.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
Do you want to see the microscopic side of our life? You can not only to see this life, but you can be the part of it. The game features nine different locations to explore, starting out in the laboratory, getting flushed out into the ocean, then ending up in a park, roaming around a city, up into the sky, then in orbit around the Earth and finally out amongst the stars. There are three different modes of play in the game. The normal mode requires you to grow to a certain size within a time limit. The casual mode eschews any sort of time limit, and makes the enemies a bit less difficult to deal with. Tasty Planet offers a few neat capabilities, such as the ability to track the progress of different players. Also there is a "gallery" that displays all the objects you've consumed and offers you question marks to indicate items you haven't already grabbed. The game lets you modify the speed of the "grey goo" you find yourself controlling, and adjusting sound effect and music volume (separately). It is very useful that the game can be run not only in full screen mode, but even in a window. If you get all bronze medals, you can unlock "Super Fast", and then activate "Gravity Well". The game has a fun, cartoon-drawn style and a peppy, upbeat lounge-like soundtrack that's sure to appeal to you if you have a lighthearted sense of humor.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
Stunning Graphics 3 Game Modes: Normal, Casual, Endurance 60 Original Levels 9 Game Locations: Laboratory, Outside, Picnic Table, Ocean, Park, City, Sky, Orbit, Cosmos
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows Vista