Escape To Hell
You've been thrown out of your home and on your birthday too! You're going to have to go through Hell to get back. And I mean that as literally as possible, seeing as you're a demon and you sort of live there. Escape to Hell is from both Rob Donkin and Jay Armstrong, the latter of whom did Bearbarians so you know you're in for an action packed, dungeon-crawl brawl as you cross over the dimensional planes trying to get home. Traveling through, apparently, cost money but thankfully you can get jobs along the way. Smashing important statues, collecting magical items, saving little demons who were taken by the larger demons, or just the good old slaughter rewards you stars you can then use to cross onto the next area where new monsters await. This game makes use of both the keyboard and the mouse, and while doable with a track pad, its probably best if you have the real thing for the later levels.
Escape to Hell starts you off easy. You get into a lull as you easily smash all the baddies and collect the loot. You probably won't even notice that it takes one hit to kill you. Then, like a switch being flipped, you're gnashing your teeth, screaming at the top of your lungs, and possibly losing some hair, as you get sick of seeing your guy blown to pieces. Your easy moseying takes a sudden dive downhill and you realize you're going to have to start strategizing if you actually want to complete anything. While there are upgrades to help, a majority of them increase the item that you have to find in the treasure chests randomly placed about. Sadly, those with a lot less power in their computer may find the start to larger levels frustrating, as there may be some brief lagging, and in that time you're being charged at by three different guys. But what a rush if you make it out alive! With the different monsters and traps and you're freedom to chose what job you want to take, Escape to Hell is a enjoyable experience of head bashing and loot collecting and with the impressive boss battle it seals any action gamer approval in the end. So let a little evil out and happy slaying!