Link Dump Friday
I'm not going to lie to you. Things are going to get a little bit weird. First you're going to be all sweaty in a room with ten little green men. Then you're going to have swords and rocks hurled at your face. Then you'll be framed for a murder you didn't commit. And finally? Well, you'll run through the town cackling like a madman while waving a chainsaw. It might be a little strange, but that's just how we roll in Link Dump Friday.
- Find the Escape-Men 59: Sultry Night - Solely because I choose to believe this is a Throw Momma From the Train reference, this is already my favourite in no1game's long running escape game series about little green men watching you from every nook and cranny. Though on the short side and not offering much at all in the way of puzzles, an itty-bitty escape is still an escape, and a fine way to start your day. Dr Oz probably said that. He says a lot of things.
- 1000 Years Ago - "Dora," you say, "shut up about ponies already!" "Can't hear you!" I reply. "It's too colourful and happy and chipper where I am!" Futzi01's My Little Pony game is a sort of horizontal shooter, where you control Princess Celestia as she tries to dodge the attacks of Nightmare Moon while gathering all the fragments of the Elements of Harmony to seal her away. It's a bit on the simple side and has a slow pace, but the great visuals and flashy action mean sealing your beloved sister away for a millennium of cold solitude was never so fun!
- Flatland: Fallen Angle - See Thru Studios' action-packed noir tale is sort of like what you'd get if you crossed Thomas Was Alone with, oh... Dixon Hill. Framed for a murder you didn't commit, you are an isosceles triangle on a mad dash for freedom, evading capture as you try to find out the truth and clear your name. Some of the action can be both unforgiving and a little awkward, but the clever premise combined with the hard boiled narration makes for a game with checking out.
- CATDAMMIT! - A cat and a chainsaw walk into a bar... and then rampage right through it, down the street, through a line of parked cars, some fences, and a whole bunch of pedestrians. Fir&Flam serve up this bizarre, short, and riotously chaotic arcade game about a cat with a chainsaw stuck to him, and sends you on a RAMPAGE, LANA through the city to rack up a high score while grabbing water drops to keep from overheating. It's simple, without a lot of replay value, but the high-quality presentation and sense of humour combined with a lack of gore make this fun while it lasts.