Gate 88 is a game that has retro, simple-looking graphics with a twist. Vector graphics plus a little something extra gives it the extra oomph it needs to be a fantastic game. It is a mix of an Action game and a Real-Time Strategy game. It has multiplayer and singleplayer capabilities.
The object of the game is to build up a base and then destroy the other player's base, somewhat in allusion to Starcraft. The strategy involved to come out on top is easy at first to grasp, but then other underlying issues come in play to make it much more complicated than it looks.
The control scheme is very intuitive -- to access the menu, you press "A" and a number of modifiers, such as left arrow or right arrow to make commands to improve your base. The music is sort of a techno-ambient type of music that helps give the game a more active feel to it.
Gate 88's deceivingly complex gameplay and remixed retro graphics makes it a game you should not pass up. The 100% rating is well deserved.