V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
Webgame Wednesday: Nostalgic Chainsaws from Hell
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Nov 6 2013 4:27 PM ]
Nostalgic Chainsaws from Hell sounds like fun, doesn't it? The game is a maze-crazed puzzler that has you navigating the seven circles of Hell in order to piece together your sinful past. Watch out for ... well, everything. Everything in this game will kill you. You will die a lot. But the art is cute.
V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013
Webgame Wednesday: Neonball
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 18 2013 12:23 PM ]
In the arcade puzzler Neonball you must bounce the titular object through a maze toward an exit point, while avoiding lasers and other obstacles. Apparently passing the test gives you the right to live in Neoncity ... or something to that effect. What are you waiting for, citizen? Get to bouncing.
V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: The Blue Beanie
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Aug 22 2013 1:37 PM ]
The Blue Beanie is a lovely little point-and-click adventure combining photographic backdrops and animated figures. You are a squishy little forest critter whose beloved blue beanie has been stolen. Navigate the odd landscapes to recover it. This one requires some puzzle-solving skills and a tiny bit of arcade action.
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Webgame Wednesday: Daymare Cat
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 14 2013 4:14 PM ]
Daymare Cat is the work of Flash game innovator Mateusz Skutnik (the gorgeous Submachine series). In this one, you're asked to enter a lovely, pen-and-ink kingdom.
V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013
Webgame Wednesday: A Small Talk at the Back of Beyond
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Apr 17 2013 1:41 PM ]
A Small Talk at the Back of Beyond is an innovative short story game. In this sci-fi puzzler, you awake in the dark to an unfamiliar voice. About the only game mechanic you have available to you is your ability to talk. Start up a conversation and you might just figure out what the heck is going on here.
V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013
Webgame Wednesday: Super Stock Take
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Apr 3 2013 4:07 PM ]
You are a monkey and you work for a horrible boss and you get paid peanuts: Now as true in video games as in real life. In the puzzle platformer Super Stock Take you are a simian stockboy working in the warehouse answering to the whims of a blowhard boss. Jump here, grab that, retrieve this. The key here is your ability to pick up and move large boxes, which you'll need to do a lot of to reach your goals. Move quick, though, you make more peanuts the faster you solve the puzzles. Yeah, peanuts!
V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Ice Beak
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Dec 19 2012 12:27 PM ]
It's getting a touch chilly outside, don't you think? Winter is definitely in the air. So why not stay inside and play some wintery games? I suggest trying your hand at Ice Beak. This pleasingly 8-bit scroll-and-shoot puts you in the role of an ice-blasting bird navigating a lava-filled maze. There's a bit of puzzle solving to be had as well, since you must use your ice abilities to their best advantage to navigate the trap-filled maze in which you find yourself. Just remember to keep your cool.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Mushbits
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Dec 5 2012 2:08 PM ]
Cute is good. Mushbits is a cute li'l puzzler that asks you to guide bunnies along a path so they can munch their favorite mushrooms. Bunnies can only hop along paths that are the same color as them. Bunnies change the colors of paths once they step on them. It's all very logical. Bottom line is you've got to figure out how to get each bunny to the proper mushroom in the least number of moves. Hop to it!
V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Broken Robot Love
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 26 2012 12:52 PM ]
Broken Robot Love casts you in the role of, well, a broken robot. You're a small, sad toy that has been cast aside. Your goal is to return to your young owner, a better and stronger plaything. The only thing standing in your way is a backyard maze full of of lava, pirates and other deadly obstacles. Sucks to be you. This puzzle platformer will have you placing blocks and jumping quickly (and I do mean quickly) in order to make your way to the next treacherous level. No dawdling! Get moving!
Webgame Wednesday: Adventure Time’s Ninja Castle
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 19 2012 12:23 PM ]
What if they held a 48-hour video game programming contest dedicated entirely to Cartoon Network's awesome series "Adventure Time"? Good news! They did! The Adventure Time Game Jam just wrapped up, resulting in dozens of Finn-and-Jake-centric games. As is typical for this kind of thing, most of the games are short and rather unpolished. But there are a few gems mixed in there. A lot of the games require downloads, but there are a handful of Flash-based titles. Among the standouts is Ninja Castle. In this clever puzzle game, Finn and Jake must navigate the castle of the Ninja King and beat him up. You move the heroes by clicking on adjacent rooms. The objective is to maneuver them so they both reach the Ninja King at the same time. The mechanics take a moment or two to get used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's a colorful little mindbender.
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