July 8, 2009 1:19 PM | Tim W.
Space Rot is an arcade shooter created by Jinxtengu (Pasta Master), featuring Tempest-like controls and the sort of fancy graphical tricks that would make Jeff Minter proud. There are power-up items to collect, but their effects are randomized and the chances of getting a destructive weapon or a gun with a low rate of fire are just about equal here.
The scoring process is also never explained anywhere, although in general a higher score is acquired by shooting down more enemies and dodging anything that looks dangerous for as long as you can. In spite of all its flaws the game is still pretty fun to play, even when the lack of a high score table will deter most from spending too much time on it.