Poly-Play – Schmetterling

Years ago there was an anti-drugs advert which showed some kid meeting his "alternative" self who got into heroin. If Mario were that kid then this daft mole would be his alternative self. Or something. Erm.

Years ago there was an anti-drugs advert which showed some kid meeting his "alternative" self who got into heroin. If Mario were that kid then this daft mole would be his alternative self. I think.

So what’s next out of the East German box of tricks? A game called Schmetterling which means “butterflies”. The name doesn’t inspire confidence, does it? And, to be honest, neither should it.

Because this game is really really terrible. It’s probably even more terrible than Hirschjagd because at least in that game you got to shoot things. In this you play some sort of idiotic mole (called “Mole” according to Wonkypedia and the star of his own Soviet Bloc TV show; that must have been exciting stuff!) with a net who has to catch a variety of butterflies within a time limit. You score points according to what colour of butterflies you catch and when the time runs out it’s game over.

Of course, just because this game sounds a bit poncy doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be bad, I mean in Bubbles you play a bubble gliding around in a sink and it’s pretty good; but the problem with this game is that it’s horribly simplistic and really really boring. I was sick of it after about a minute of playing and felt no desire to go back to it whatsoever. At least it didn’t have a black background, though, which makes it stand out from the Poly Play games I’ve looked at so far.

So, Schmetterling is super-shit; or, in the scoring system I’ve decided to use, I give it one Karl Marx out of five.

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One Response to “Poly-Play – Schmetterling”

  1. Poly-Play – Autorennen « Matty on Games Says:

    […] That’s right, just as Hase und Wolf was VEB Polytechnik’s attempt at a Pac-Man game and Schmetterlinge was their attempt at wasting everyone’s time, this is those wacky Ost-lander’s attempt […]

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