Posted: 2013/05/21 in Indie Games
“A Game of Tennis” didn’t offer. Well, now I do. “Kube Ball” adds a tonne of personality, and some innovative features, that it make it a very different game.
I spoke too soon. I spoke WAY too soon. Just yesterday I said that I couldn’t imagine what else could be added to Pong, that
For one, Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/20 in Indie Games
Do we have any Gundam fans in the audience? If you’re familiar with the original Gundam continuity (Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam 0080, Gundam 0083, Zeta Gundam, Double Zeta Gundam, etc.) then you’ll know that, in addition to new mobile suits, they like to throw in some ridiculously upgraded renditions of nearly antiquated mobile suits as well.
Today’s game is a ridiculous upgraded rendition of a nearly antiquated game but, like those mobile suits, manages to be worth putting into the field.
First, let’s call a spade a spade. “A Game of Tennis” is Pong. *But*, it’s Pong with system link, global leaderboards, AI opponents, multiple difficulty levels, Xbox Live online multiplayer, and more new things that take Pong to heights never dreamed of by Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/19 in Indie Games
Genre mash-ups are all the rage these days, and some of them are brilliant. It’s interesting to speculate what might have been created had they been popular in the ’80s. We had Pac Man Jr. (video game/pinball hybrid), but we never got that “Double Dragon” “Tetris” mash-up that the world was (probably not) waiting for.
“Fish Bait” is a mash-up between two ’80s favourites: Arkanoid (it’s closer to Arkanoid than Breakout because there are power-ups) and Galaga, but with an aquatic theme. Like Arkanoid, you’re trying to destroy blocks with a “ball” (though, in this case it’s actually a fish), but like with Galaga there are enemies. The enemies don’t Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/18 in Indie Games
“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 »
If you’re like me and have struggled at times to get into a Picross-style game, then
Posted: 2013/05/17 in Indie Games
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”.
“Jetpack Rapture” is a Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/16 in Indie Games
“Trailer Park King” comes. “Cherry Poke Prison”. It’s actually a side story to that series (with the King actually making a cameo at the beginning).
From the creators of the
The game is full of Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/15 in Indie Games
“Burning Fist of Rage” is a good looking and unique take on a side-scrolling beat-’em-up.
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,
The number of on-screen enemies reminds me of Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/14 in Indie Games
“Action Arcade Wrestling”.
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
I was never a Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/13 in Indie Games
“10 Amazingly Awful Games” and “Block Vengeance Alpha” are back with more allegedly amazingly awful games in “10 Amazingly Awful Games Vol 2″. And, again, they’re not (all) amazingly awful.
The makers of
This time Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 2013/05/12 in Indie Games