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POSTED 9/3/16


SCREENCHEAT

Samurai Punk/Surprise Attack Games



When we’re young, we’re usually advised that cheats never prosper.

As we all quickly find out, this is utter bullshit. No more is that so than in Screencheat, for if you don’t cheat you certainly don’t prosper. Instead, you die – lots.

Remember playing Goldeneye back on the N64, and pissing off your mates no end as you seemed to have a sixth sense as to where they were? It was because you were smart enough to watch their screens to determine their whereabouts (and they were too fucking dumb to realise what you were doing) that you saw dead people – them. Screencheat is basically split-screen FPS that – except players are invisible (until dying, leaving twisted corpses), so all locational, erm, locating is done via landmarks and level colour coding.

With a series of weaponry ranging from popguns to hobbyhorses to crossbows and bizarre car engine remixes (the ‘Chefolet’), there’s not much more to this multiplayer romp than what we’ve mentioned above. Well, except that there is.

How so? Well, there are 11 maps to play in. There are also several modes with which to get your cheat happening. From standard ‘My First Deathmatch’ through to variations on king of the hill, capture the fla- umm, piñata, mad coin grabs and even a riff on Cluedo (among others), there’s much to keep a whole lotta cheatin’ goin’ on.

It’s designed for two to eight players locally, which means if you’re hitting it solo you won’t see much past menu screens. Unless, of course, you take your chances online. Good luck with that...

The lack of as solo mode isn’t a big deal, as the optimal way to experience Screencheat is with mates in the same room – BYO DualShock though, unless you’re rolling in them.

Stop us if you think that you’ve heard this one before, but cheating has never been this much fun.

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