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.
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
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.
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’
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
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.