Archive for the 'Downloadable' Category
June 5th, 2008
Freeware game pick: Rescue – The Beagles
I see it as part of my job to play games. Today was a good day…
The name says it all really. Guide Edwin or Nicole along a parallax landscape rescuing beagle hounds. You’ll encounter (what look like) astronauts, which can be sorted out by throwing a couple of owls at them collected from nearby trees. There’s some other strange stuff on the ground that’s out to harm you.
What other games let you throw owls…
You can hop up or down the 3 scrolling landscapes if a short distance, else pick up ropes or parachutes for the longer stretches.
Space – Throw an Owl
Up/Down – climb/drop
Up Up – Climb up rope
Down Down – Parachute
Drop too high without a chute and you lose a life. Let a beagle slip away and it’s the same punishment.
The music by Rich Vreeland is a nice nod to those 8-bit days…
source :: IndieGames
May 15th, 2008
Game of the week… War Twats
OK OK, I won’t deny the name of this one didn’t influence my decision. War Twats is like Grid Wars on acid. Too much acid. You get about 5 seconds of calm before it all kicks off, another 5 seconds and you’re dead.
My high score? 129.
War Twats :: Retro Remakes
May 1st, 2008
Game of the week… Killawatt
Carrying on with the uninspiringly-named game-of-the-week, this week brings Killawatt. The concept is simple; stack as many speakers onto the back of the rasta truck as you can within 3 minutes. Though you’re usually done before then as you lose a life when one hits the floor. Break 5 and it’s over. Accompanied by some reggae beats (also downloadable by the way) this viral marketing game is a lot of fun. As long as it’s advertising something good, there’s no problem… right?
source :: IndieGames
April 24th, 2008
Game of the week… ROM CHECK FAIL
From now on, Thursday will see the new Game-of-the-week feature. It might be early, it might be late, or it might miss a week or two. Is anyone reading this anyway…?
Ok, so I came across this a few weeks ago via IndieGames.com. ‘ROM CHECK FAIL’ is all about a multi-game gone wrong. Reminiscent, in it’s relentless speed at which you battle through mini-games, of Wario Ware. Clear the screen of baddies to progress.
Get it from Farbs.org