How often do you get a chance to shoot lemur heads out of a cannon towards a bunch of colorful geometric shapes with alarmed eyes and gaping mouths? Not often enough, that's for sure. That said, do you wake up each morning with a yearning to inflict pain on anthropomorphic circles and polygons just for spite? If so, we have the perfect game for you.
Spite Cannon Reloaded is a significant expansion of Tomf's Spite Cannon from 2010. In this projectile physics puzzler, you control a cannon (a very spiteful one, apparently) to fire cannonballs at a series of cute-looking shapes to either destroy them or make them fall off the screen. You aim and shoot with the mouse, and you don't need to worry about shot power, since every shot is equally strong. While shots cost money, you earn additional cash by damaging and destroying the different shapes on screen. You spend extra money in the upgrade store, where you can increase your cannon's firepower, select different cannonballs, and unlock other bonuses.
If you're looking for a truly casual game experience, Spite Cannon Reloaded should certainly satisfy. Its levels (an impressive 80 instead of 30) are quite simple to pass, the graphics and tone is light-hearted, and the upgrades are appropriately silly. The game has quite a bit of charm and personality, and feels just right as a fun break game. Spite Cannon Reloaded is not without its faults - some levels can't be beaten without visiting the upgrade screen and switching ammunition, but thankfully it's possible to skip troublesome levels with a little earned cash. There's even a bit of replayability thanks to the included level editor and ability to copy and paste level codes to attempt a challenge from the greater community. All told, Spite Cannon Reloaded is a nice game you shouldn't ignore out of spite.