When it comes to local multiplayer games I absolutely respect an approach that shoots for simplicity. When you have people over to play they don’t want to get oriented for a long time while you’re whooping up on them having already mastered the mechanics. With its scheme really only revolving around a few actions, a limited number of effective power-ups you can grab, and easy-to-explain gameplay Aqua Lungers does well in this area. The problem, and the real challenge for games of these kinds that Lungers comes up short on is in keeping things simple but also having nuance and depth that will keep pulling you back in. It’s here that the game doesn’t fare as well, just unable to bring enough longevity and variety to the picture with its “grab the gold and stay alive” mentality that works for a bit but wears out pretty quickly even as the game continues to throw new traps and monsters at you… just after a while none of it feels very fresh and the game loses its hook.
Justin Nation, Score: