Rubble Trouble (Moscow)
What better way to spend your free time than working with questionable and dangerous heavy machinery in freezing temperatures for little pay? If that doesn't sound appealing, you've clearly never played Nitrome's popular physics puzzle demolition series. After stops in Tokyo and New York, the boys are moving to chillier climates in Rubble Trouble Moscow.
Your goal on this job remains the same; to use all the tools at your disposal to destroy enough material onscreen to reach your target amount of money for the damage. Click on the item names on the bottom of the screen, then click anywhere onscreen to use them, giving careful thought to what you're using and where. After all, even the flashiest, most gloriously unsafe piece of equipment isn't going to get the job done if you don't put a little thought into your destruction. Some items have limited use, while others are best suited to clearing small, precise areas to pave the way for bigger tools. Just try not to let all that power cloud your judgement; some stages require a bit of finesse to keep from causing collateral damage to surrounding civilian structures.
Rubble Trouble has always been one of those games that surprises you with the amount of thought you have to put into successfully completing stages, and it's not any different here in Moscow. After some simple tutorial-esque first few levels, things get considerably trickier, requiring a lot of experimentation (and possibly explosions) before you get that "Ah-ha!" moment. Some of the new toys definitely take some getting used to, and maybe even some crossed fingers or a sacrifice or three to the physics gods. The game is exceptionally good looking, with its detailed environments and quirky characters, and if you've got what it takes to make it all the way to the last batch of levels, you'll be treated to an even bigger surprise that puts a clever new twist on the series. Which, as a whole, has always done a fantastic job of keeping the gameplay fans love while continually bringing new surprises to the table. So don your fuzziest winter socks and your very best takes-twenty-minutes-to-put-on snowsuit... we're goin' to Russia!
Thanks to Chris and Noah for sending this one in!