The Vault №84


| Comments (3) | Views (5)

The Vault

TrickyWhen I woke up this morning, I found myself locked in this strange room with a lot of weird stuff. Whoever brought me here really needs to hire a better cleaning staff: there are keys, diaries and puzzle pieces all over the place! Under the cushions, behind the paintings... Jeez! Good thing I was able to get a Wi-Fi password by breaking that creepy clown statue in the corner, and are thus able to bring you another wonderful round of classics from the JayIsGames Vault! This week, we've got a surprisingly deep ultra-retro RPG, a dice game that'll keep your week rolling, and an absolute masterpiece of music play.

  • Ginormo SwordGinormo Sword - Ginormo Sword, by Babarageo, may look like a lost RPG cartridge for the Atari 2600, but make no mistake... that pink ninja warrior is totally hardcore. At first glance, everything about Ginormo Sword appears rudimentary. The enemies are blobs of pixels, your only weapon is a sword, and the soundtrack can only be described as "beep-based". But a minimalist aesthetic doesn't preclude complex of mechanics, or, for that matter, furious fun. By the time you reach the 12th of the games 16 areas, you'll be blasting napalm spells at minotaurs, while upgrading fire resistance, and feeding mercenary kitty NIN-NIN. Whew. The amount of clicking you'll need to win isn't small, but hey, what's the sacrifice of a few finger-tendons when the prize is 4-bit glory? Check out our guide while you're at it!
  • ZilchZilch - It goes by many names: Dice 10000, Foo, Boxcar, Bogus, Dix Mille... but for my money, the canonical name was decided when Gaby Vanhegan decided to port it to flash. It's Zilch, and it's amazing! With just the right blend of luck and skill, Zilch may take a while to fully grasp. Once you do, however, you'll have years of fun waiting for you. The computer opponents only cheat a little, but still enough to be satisfying when you kick their bony CPU's. Still, nothing can beat the awesomeness of human vs. human dice rolling, whether on the same computer or across the world wide web. What are the chances of you not enjoying this game?... Well, you can probably guess.
  • Music CatchMusic Catch - When the scholarly history of music in games is written, it seems obvious what games will get whole chapters dedicated to them: PaRappa The Rapper, DDR, Rez, Guitar Hero... But I hope that this hypothetical work dedicates at least a couple of pages to Music Catch, one of the first games to demonstrate that casual flash releases could keep the beat just as well as any others. Simple but transcendent, Music Catch's perfectly arranged feast for the eyes, ears, and fingers sweeps you away as effectively as a orchestra symphony or your favorite song played on a perfect pair of headphones. Other games have since followed the Music Catch formula, and to great success. Still, there is still something stirring to be felt here, four minutes of sound at a time.

While we welcome any comments about this weekly feature here, we do ask that if you need any help with the individual games, please post your questions on that game's review page. Well, what are you waiting for? Get out there and rediscover some awesome!

3 Comments

Ginormo Sword seriously?

Only if you like carpal tunnel.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

lmao, then say goodbye to playing games all day without pain after playing that one.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
556 Views
1 Comment
Tricky Fish> Lori.h Help this sweet, little fish jump out of the water to collect all the pearls (and stars) it can, while avoiding spikes and those infamous saw blades. But Tricky Fish has some aces up her fins to assist her, and with the help of springs, bubbles, and you, she can gather all the pearls she needs for whatever her fishy little heart desires.  ...
597 Views
5 Comments
Blob's Story 2> Lori.h The warm fuzzies are back! Get ready for more levels of cut-the-rope style puzzles and reunite the darling couple and pick up some flowers for them on the way. Just make sure those pesky saw blades don't pop ya.  ...
5,198 Views
36 Comments
Weekday Escape N°42> elle We have three fresh, fun and a little bit tricky escape games from Kamokichi, Sanpoman, and Flash512 for your weekday escape enjoyment this week. I think you'll like them. Enough said.  ...
837 Views
1 Comment
Magic Maker> Dora When a wizard needs a job, the temp agency decides their destiny... and apparently yours is to be a security guard. But it's not as cushy as it sounds, and in this chaotic and creative dungeon-crawling action platforming shooter, you'll need to craft your spells from multiple components to unlock powerful (and weird) effects as you try to save the world.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Danse Macabre: Moulin Rouge

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.