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JohnBOh, brains. You are as delicious (to zombies) as you are useful (to anyone running from zombies). You're also apparently quite explodable, as evidenced in this colorful cartoon-like physics game BrainSplode!. Created by Rust Red Games, all you've got is a cannon, some highly-useful missiles, and a few mid-air power-ups that help you control things. Oh, and an inexplicable hatred of squishy pink brains.

BrainSplodeSomewhere on each level in BrainSplode!, you've got a cannon. That cannon can be turned up or down by moving the target in the red box at the bottom of the screen. You can control the velocity with the same box, giving you an easy one-stop area for almost all things explosion-making related. Take aim, choose your shot's power, and fire! Brains are stuck to the walls around each stage, each of which is shown on the mini-map at the top of the screen. To take them out, you're going to need to experiment, to fine-tune your shots, Best of Casual Gameplay 2010and a little help from some power-ups.

After the first level, you're introduced to new abilities that change the way missiles work. First you'll get the speed boost, a fun power that causes missiles to dash forward in a crazy way. After that, it's a parachute and a direction changer. Integrating these abilities into your strategy is necessary to win, and it takes a bit of practice to pull off these mid-air maneuvers successfully. Fortunately, you aren't limited, timed, or otherwise penalized for playing around and wasting ammo.

BrainSplodeAnalysis: Never thought exploding brains would be entertaining, but that's probably just my brain not wanting me to get all skilled at destroying brains, lest it become next on the list. BrainSplode! isn't a brain-killing trainer, of course. It's cute, it's colorful, it's wild and arcadey at times. And wow is it entertaining! BrainSplode! also looks great, and there are lots of fun little visual touches that lend it a quirky, weekend at the lake with every Saturday morning cartoon character you loved as a child kind of feeling. Yes, that can be quantified.

The physics in BrainSplode! are spot-on. You'll never question the outcome of a shot, and visualizing where your bullets will go is limited only by your brain's ability to analyze and predict. This is especially important when the power-ups are introduced, as they require some serious thinking and planning in order to get the missiles where you want them to be. Don't worry, though, as BrainSplode! isn't about exact precision. More like, squishy precision.

There are only seven levels in this release, but the good news is the creator has said more levels are possible if interest is shown in the game. So, you know, show interest! A level editor could also see a release, which can only be met with the following response: YES, PLEASE!!

BrainSplode! is just plain awesome, there you have it. Grabbing this somewhat short release is a no-brainer, and I hope you appreciate the pun. Go crazy, explode some brains!

Download the free full version

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Anonymous October 31, 2010 3:33 PM

I know it's weekend but I feel like there isn't much on week days >:C

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My initial thought about this game was, "Wow, this looks too complicated," but after about thirty seconds of playing I was hooked. Sure it's complicated in the later levels, but it's also amazingly fun. If you like physics puzzles, or even if you don't, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Please, Rust Red Games, make MORE!!!

This doesn't seem like an appropriate place to post complaints...


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I love this game. It's very satisfying when you manage to make a tricky shot. I want many, many more levels.

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This game is awesome, but I think if they cleaned it up it could be even better. I noticed a glitch in the second level where I propelled the bullet and it went flying through the wall. Luckily you can make it explode so it didn't interfere with the gameplay.

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Absolutely awesome game. Such clean, precise, fun gameplay! I love it.

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First off, this is perhaps the most enjoyable artillery game I have ever played. The controls and physics are just about perfect. The tilt, rocket, and parachutes make you feel like you could put each shot on a dime. If you don't? No worries, the game plots your last shot and firing points. You'll get it next time! It is all so relaxed and friendly. It is about as stress free as you could possibly hope for. Quirky upbeat music, functional yet wonderfully fluid graphics, no time limit, no ammo limit, no score other than challenging yourself. It is pretty much my definition of a casual game.

Now after saying that there are a few design problems. Mainly, it doesn't sell itself very well. 'BrainSplode' makes me think that this is some sort of highspeed educational ball buster (stressful), and any still images don't do the graphics justice.

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