Ganja Weed Defender
I originally wanted to write this:
But my editor said it was unacceptable to have an article with no text and ordered me to deliver something…
Ganja Weed Defender is a port of the PC Game, Ganja Farmer, and it fully adheres to the original gameplay. You play as John Parker, a Rasta Soldier who’s making the last stand to protect the Ganja farms. You’ve mounted a machine gun on top of your VW microbus/peace wagon and you’re going to gun down anyone who tries to damage your crops.
… and that description is probably the most exciting thing about Ganja Weed Defender. Upon starting the game you’ll instinctively tap the hell out of the screen to unload your rounds on the incoming parachute regiments, choppers, fighter planes and crop dusters. The old mouse interface is upgraded so that your tap will direct your shots. Unfortunately, the mouse’s right-click which allowed users to swap weapons is nowhere to be found, thus forcing players to stick with the rudimentary peashooter you start off with.
There’s only one casual gameplay mode and it’s very repetitive gameplay which gets dull very fast. Whether there are cool sounding weapons like the “Bong of Death” is besides the point… especially when there’s no tutorial to show you how to switch weapons.
“Jah Man” is probably the best sound effect in this game. The pixelated graphics and old midi sounds are extremely old skool… so much so that they’re just disappointingly bad.
At this point some people would probably think that I’m being harsh to this old skool game. Don’t get me wrong here – I love my nineties games and I’ve referred to a lot of classic titles in many reviews. But there’s also often some effort put in by the developers to revamp the game to modernise it. The new additions here are filthy big adverts, and nasty airpush messages – download at your own peril!
Rating: 1/5 I love a blast from the past, but even back in the nineties this may have been a mediocre game.
Ganja Weed Defender Promotional Youtube Video