Webgame Wednesday: That's My Moon
That's My Moon has you defending a tiny ball of rock that's being constantly bombarded by meteors and missiles. Sort of a stationary version of Asteroids, the colorful game has you blasting shots, nonstop, into space in an attempt to survive just a little bit longer. Hit the missiles and you can grab up some coinage as well. That's valuable when you want to upgrade your weapons and even your moon itself. An ever-increasing selection of powers keeps this arcade-style shooter evolving and involving.
Webgame Wednesday: Soundodger
In Soundodger, you must, well, dodge sounds. This innovative mix of Dance Dance Revolution and Asteroids uses songs to create waves of needle-like enemies. Move your mouse around these patterned barrages to avoid getting poked. Tense and soothing at the same time, this games plays as good as it sounds.
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Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Experimental Shooter
Do you like to shoot things? In video games, I mean? Well, Experimental Shooter might just be the ticket for you. The objective of this graphically simple, almost Asteroids-esque shooting game is ... to figure out what the objective is. Each level requires you to blast some little white balls. But how? Devious puzzle action only adds to the action. Gotta love that soundtrack too.
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Asteroids High Score Record Beaten
On April 5th, the 28 year old Asteroids high score was surpassed by John McAllister, a 41 year old locksmith from Seattle, Washington. He only raised the bar a little, from 41,336,440 to 41,338,740, but considering it took 58 hours to accomplish, he did something approaching the limits of human endurance. The previous high score was set in 1982 by then 15 year-old Scott Safran (now deceased) after 60 hours of play, and up until now it was considered unbreakable. McAllister's score still needs to be verified by Twin Galaxies, the world authority on player rankings. There have been many attempts at beating Safran's score over the years, including Bill Carlton's 2004 run which ended when his machine failed at the 27 hour mark with a score of 12,756,970, putting him at 15th (soon to be 16th) in the all-time rankings at Twin Galaxies.