Mono


(6 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (15) | Views (184)

AndrewMono is a downloadable Windows game that is described as 'one part Asteroids, one part Robotron, and one part Paint Shop Pro'. Created by the talented guys over at Binary Zoo, you play as a plucky yet resourceful mono.jpgcircular object set on changing its surroundings from black to white (or white to black, depending on mode). You accomplish this by destroying colored circles (red, green, or blue) which split in classic asteroid fashion. Upon destruction, they leave behind some of their coloring, assisting you in your goal. In addition, you can pick up power-ups to further help in your quest (pro tip: stars improve your weapons). Coupled with three difficulty modes, and the ability to import your own music, this is a well designed little game.

Analysis: There's not a whole lot more to say about this game. There are no bosses or fancy graphics, and it doesn't need them. It's a testament to what a couple guys with some creativity and talent can put together. The only real weakness is the lack of in-game tutorials, but as the controls are simple, it doesn't really need it. Just use the mouse to move and the right button to change the direction of fire.

The other downside is that a download is necessary to play, and it does require the latest directX as well. It's a pity that there is no browser based version, but if you can overcome these obstacles, then you will find yourself rewarded with a game experience that is both simple and oddly addicting. Click, then scroll downward to try it out.

15 Comments

this game is cool! pretty wild!

Reply
Scramble125 March 17, 2006 3:47 PM

Says it needs 32 bit hardware or something. I don't know much about graphics, but it sounds to me like it needs more than I have.

Runtime 1507 error. Anybody else get this?

Reply
dannthemann March 17, 2006 6:14 PM

Its so simple
but so fun

Reply

Star improves weapon, there is one that gives a burst, one that gives an invincibility of sorts (seems like you still lose weapon levels but not damage?), but what does the circle do?

Reply

in response to the error question, i got a similar message when i minimized the screen right after i started the game, something about the sprite not being found...and i have no idea what the circle does...

Reply

@_@
Ok, wow. If I ever start thinking about taking drugs, I'll just go and play this game.

Stupid comments aside, I really like it.
I'm not GOOD at it - but I like it.

It works with my tablet, which is nice.

What do the circle powerups do, except explode and send the area around them back towards the wrong color if you don't pick them up?

Reply

Circle powerups add power. You lose power when you get hit.

Love this one!!

Reply

I'm fairly convinced an error is caused by having a dual core processor. I've emailed the author about it but they have no way to test it. Mono was one of my favorite games on my old PC and it's a shame I can't get it to run on my new system. Problem can be fixed with most games by going into the system monitor and changing the affinity to one processor, but unfortunately Mono crashes out whenever you minimize or alt+tab. Kind of sad.

Mono is a great game everyone should experience.

Reply
nickname April 14, 2006 1:41 PM

Has anyone beat this? Is it possible to get 100%? It seems like it stops around 84% - 86%.

Reply
NeuesKinder April 30, 2006 8:28 PM

I'm having trouble with the game. Everything works just fine except there's an area at the bottom of the screen where if anything goes there - balls, powerups, bullets, etc. - it leaves a trail behind.

Reply
pinguino_ann September 29, 2006 1:22 AM

I love this game!!!

Reply

One of my favorite freeware games along with Plasma Pong...

Reply

Mine doesn't paint the screen! I updated DirectX and still nothing is happening. No matter how much I shoot, the screen stays white (or black).

Reply

I like this game! Echoes and Mono are the best asteroid type game that I have seen in my whole lifetime.

There are three types of enemies:
Red, Blue and Green
And, I don't have to say this, they leave sparks which leave colors.
However, if you move to a colored area, the enemies will attack you on a different way, based on what color you're on.
If you are on:
RED - enemies will likely fire at you.
BLUE - enemies will home at you.
GREEN - enemies will go faster.

The rest is on the help format.

Reply

For some reason, when I opened the app, my computer said that it had a trojan horse virus and closed it down.

[Edit: Virus checkers are notorious for reporting false positives. It is very unlikely that there is a virus in any of the games we review as we check them all prior to posting any information about them. -Jay]

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
2,623 Views
0 Comments
Card Crawl> Dora Dungeon crawling goes card based in this strategic RPG-like spin on traditional Solitaire for iOS. Deal your way through monsters, treasure, and special abilities and unlock new cards, but don't get cocky... you never know what the dealer is going to hand you.  ...
4,848 Views
9 Comments
The Comet's Calling> Dora They're just your average monsters living in a junkyard trying to gather all the food and materials they can before the place closes at the end of the month! A simple and repetitive action game that still manages to shine and charm thanks to a great sense of humour and endearing story and characters.  ...
7,099 Views
15 Comments
Myosotis Chapter 5> Dora The stylish, neon-soaked point-and-click puzzle series comes to an abrupt and puzzling close as PI Rick must solve an odd mixup of puzzles to set right the bizarre events from the rest of the series.  ...
5,388 Views
1 Comment
Living Playground> Dora Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Haunted Legends: The Dark Wishes

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2015 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!