If you’re like me and have struggled at times to get into a Picross-style game, then “Picbox” may be for you. It has the puzzling gameplay you’re looking for, but with a solid tutorial that Read the rest of this entry »
This idea is too crazy to be made up! Well, I guess someone did make it up… but you know what I mean. As for who is doing the “making this up”, it’s Stegersaurus Games
Death Closet, “Lots of Guns”, “Tank Strike”, “Mega Monster Mania”, “This is Hard”, “Baby Maker Extreme 2″, “Blow Me Up”, and (possibly my all-time favourite indie game, go download it now!) “Battle Beat”.
Looking a bit like “Dynamite Cop on the Dreamcast, and playing a bit like how Irem’s “Vigilante” might have played had it evolved over time to include a combo system similar to modern day arena fighters, “Burning Fist of Rage” is a good looking and unique take on a side-scrolling beat-’em-up.
The number of on-screen enemies reminds me of Read the rest of this entry »
A sojourn back to a 2010 indie game today. Looking a bit like a long lost Atari Jaguar or 3DO wrestling game, and playing a bit like one too (somewhere between the classic Fire Pro Wrestlings for the SNES, and the golden age of N64 wrestling titles), is “Action Arcade Wrestling”.
I was never a Read the rest of this entry »
Whether it’s “Avatar Monster Truck”, “8 Ball Champion LIVE”, “9 Ball Champion LIVE”, <a href="“27 Ball Funky Pool”“>”27 Ball Funky Pool”, “Red Tie Miner” (or it’s sequels “Red Tie Miner Zombie 2″ and “Red Tie Miner Zombie 3″), “Dirt Track Racer”, “Missile Escape”, or “Cosmic Caverns”, there are a lot of Maximinus games worth owning. Add “21 Ball Snooker Champion” to the list, the classic game of Read the rest of this entry »
This has got to suck, right? Wrong, apparently. “Pajamorama”, by the creator of “Opposites”, is a surprisingly slick 2D fighting game that actually moves pretty fluidly, has decent balance between the powers of all the characters, has suitably imaginative backdrops, and actually supports local, system link, and online multiplayer for up to four people simultaneously. That’s a lot for an Read the rest of this entry »
I have a terrible admission to make. When I first got a Nintendo DS, early on in its lifespan, I picked up a game called “Sprung”. It was a glorified Choose Your Own Adventure store, but I liked it (though I was never able to complete it). That was my main foray into “dating sims”, a genre that’s very popular in Japan and enjoys a cult status here.
It was with some surprise that I realised that “Utopioneer Games”, best known for their “Hack This Game” series (as well as “Code Breaker”), is also the developer of “Spanish 101″, “German 101″, and “Vocabulary Builder”, had produced a dating sim and that it had a couple of really out there features for the genre. And that’s when I discovered that it was not at all what it pretended to be. I only got more intrigued the further I Read the rest of this entry »