This review was written by PN contributor, James Colozzi.


Tools, monsters, and 2600 controls = epic!

Honestly, I’m an old-school gamer. I grew up with Intellivision, Atari, and the ColecoVision. With that being said, Collateral Thinking feels so familiar to a plethora of old classic pre 8-bit games. I can’t even begin to list all the similarities. The graphics, music, and gameplay bring back so many old memories of hours spent playing games like Miner 2049er, and Pitfall. I instantly fell in love with Collateral Thinking.

I don’t know where to begin. Like many classic games, Collateral Thinking takes super -precise timing. The gameplay is looser and harder to control when moving and jumping, making the game challenging.The visuals are simple, and yet charming. Along with old-school sound effects and music, I thought I had my old Atari hooked up. This is just a simple and fun game with a classic feel. I enjoyed playing Collateral Thinking. Great job to the developer.

While the touchy controls might make the game just a fair title for some, Collateral Thinking is fun and challenging pre 8-bit fun for classic old-school gamers! I can’t wait to see what Astrosaurus Games put out next.