Link Dump Friday
Merry Friday, gentle reader! I have a riddle for you. What do you get when you cross a goggle-eyed cow, a creep, a blob of paint, a genie, and medieval architecture? Either a lurching, stitched together monstrosity destined for a windmill and a pitchfork, or this week's Link Dump Friday! See, I asked the other reviewers what they thought you would like best, and while we all agreed a grappling hook with a built-in cotton candy dispenser and boomerang was pretty awesome, we ultimately decided that puzzles are safer and less likely to lead to criminal charges or property damage. So we've got a lot of puzzles for you to sharpen your brain on this week, and if you do well, we'll move you on to the next logical step for someone with your experience; Batman villain.
- Zoo Escape 2 - Some of you may be familiar with the original Zoo Escape. Some of you may also, understandably, be fans of its ridiculous and wonderful background tune. The sequel is virtually identical in every way, down to that funky (and crunky) audio, so if you thought the original needed another 30 levels of physics puzzles, rejoice! Although if these animals let themselves get captured and need rerescuing, you might want to rethink standing in the way of natural selection.
- ShipWrecked - Another fine puzzle by the fine folks at SmartKit, only this time you're rearranging pictures to tell a story instead of assembling Mephistopheles' jigsaw puzzle. What happens when a shipwrecked sailor finds a genie in a bottle?... or, wait, no... is the sailor shipwrecked because of the genie? Hmmm. A mystery wrapped in an enigma wedged in a picture scramble! Sounds good and good for you to me.
- Fuli - There's something vaguely hypnotic about this puzzle game that sees you filling different containers with different colours, but once you've played for five minutes, you've essentially seen all it has to offer. But its simple, sleepy presentation and zen-like gameplay are oddly addicting.
- Wyzau Circle Tower Defense - Not so much tower defense as screen defense, your goal here is to buy upgrades and towers to keep the enemy population on the screen below 100. That's right, it's mass creep-icide as your only objective. The presentation is a little rough'n'ready, but it's an interesting take on a genre that has been ground down to a fine powder. Although it falls prey to repetition, defense fans will likely keep themselves amused for a good while.
- Cargo Bridge: Armor Games Edition - The tiny overall'd builders with the intimidating jaws are back. The Armor Games Edition doesn't add much to the established formula, but if you're a fan of sending men tottering across flimsy structures built over a fathomless abyss, chances are you stopped reading this one when you got to the title. I could say anything I wanted right now and you wouldn't care, would you? Time for me to go into my super villain monologue. Now, where did I put that embiggening ray... ?