Link Dump Friday
Oh give me a site, where the games are real tight, and you can find the genres you love to play... where seldom is heard a "FIRST!" or a... uh... somethingrhymeswithheard, and the reviews keep on comin' all day... JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, JAAAAAAAaaaaAAAAaaaYYY IS GAAAAAAAAMES! Where the... huh. That's odd. All the plants in the room have withered and all the glass seems to have shattered simultaneously. Must be defective.
- Fallen From The Moon - Even though science has now proven the moon isn't made of cheese, it's still a pretty rad place to be. There are no olives on the moon, or pop music, so it's understandable why the hero of this adorable little point-and-click puzzle game from the makers of Easy Joe wants to go back there. What it lacks in depth, it makes up for in sheer, squeal-inducing sweetness. Guys, don't be afraid. Even Chuck Norris likes to clap his hands in giddy delight once in a while! (... oh man, please don't tell him I said that.)
- Mountain Maniac X-Mas - What do you do with an unstable hammer-wielding maniac with rage issues? Why, you put him in a Santa suit and give him lots of unsupervised children, of course! (Mmm, smells like lawsuit!) When the "hero" of the first game goes rather predictably bonkers from all the little ankle biters running around, he decides to take it out on Santa and heads to the north pole to enact a little hammer-swingin' revenge in this quirky but repetitive arcade game from Adult Swim. If you've ever wanted to drop a boulder on some elves, this is the game for you, though that's probably a guaranteed trip to the naughty list.
- Dungeon Developer - When mad-scientist developer Nerdook is around, you know your genres are about to get spliced together! This puzzle sim puts you in charge of building a dungeon fit for a group of adventurers that will challenge them enough to be able to defeat the dragon on the 15th floor without taking a dirt nap along the way. While the gameplay is unfortunately a little dull, the concept is great and would be absolutely fantastic if it were fleshed out a bit more.
- Jumpless - We could all learn a thing or two from this little physics puzzle platformer. Our little box hero is unable to jump, but he can get by with a little help from his friends. Use the other boxes on each level, who move when you do in certain directions, to get to the end of each stage. I should hope that if I ever were to find myself unable to jump, my friends would lie facedown on the ground so I could flop awkwardly and painfully over them. It's just something friends do.
- Star Catcher - Ignoring the fact that being close enough to touch an actual star would probably kill you stone cold dead, you've always wanted one of your own, haven't you? Second to that would probably be your desire to be a fish. (That's right, I know ALL your secrets. Even the thing with the snails and the patio umbrella.) Well, luckily for you, in this very brief little avoidance game you can do both. You play as a little moon fish who goes in search of all thirty stars that have fallen into a pond on Earth, while trying to avoid being eaten. And... well, there's no "and", since that's basically it, but it's still adorable.