Made by Wahoo Studio’s NinjaBee (visit http://www.ninjabee.com), Outpost Kaloki is one of the most outragous and addicting ‘Tycoon’ style games avaliable. Set in space, the idea is to make space stations profitable by building ever grander expantions around a central ‘hub’. While that can be difficlt with limited ports and asteroids raining on your parade in the process, the carefree attitude and almost reckless abandon the game portrays is not only entertaining, but also family-style fun that can have you laughing for a long time.
Quest Rating: 3/5
As far as the story goes, it is a little shallow. Some of the characters are rather flat and unimaginative. However they do contrast greatly with the portragonist, allowing for some very funny and ironic moments. Though the dialogue could have been better, it is good enough to pass.
Gameplay Rating: 5/5
This is the high point of the game, so incredibly simple, and yet outragiously addictive. Trying to plan out your station quickly grabs hold of your mind at the start of every senario. While some objectives can make you roll your eyes, others make you laugh, and even more can give you momentary brain freeze.
Music Rating: 1/5
Unfortunately for Outpost Kaloki, its music is no where near up to the same par as the rest of the game. While the single track it plays maintains and even enhances the quirkiness that makes the game fun, that single track constantly repeating over and over again quickly becomes dull and mundane.
Graphics Rating: 5/5
Very consistant all around, and sometimes the designs can make you laugh. Some can even make you wonder, “Is that really possible?” Others still are based off of real deep-space concepts that have some working science behind them, making an excellent mix.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
While the music does drag the game down, the gameplay more than makes up for it. It is well worth the investment, and can be enjoyed by all ages. Outpost Kaloki for the PC is avaliable for download at www.ninjabee.com/outpostkaloki.html for $14.95 USD. There is also a demo version that is free for 60 minutes.
Futhermore, there are three Kaloki games avaliable for the iPhone or iPod Touch avaliable through the iTunes store . Kaloki Adventure (see www.ninjabee.com/ikalokiadventure/) is $1.99 USD, Kaloki Love (see www.ninjabee.com/ikalokilove/) is $0.99 USD, and Kaloki War (see www.ninjabee.com/ikalokiwar/) is $1.99 USD.