Filed under the Hapland/Puzzleland/Industrial Place Thingy category, Odubang 2 is an online point-and-click adventure game where timing and precision cursor clicks are your key to survival. Guide a spastic stick figure through an MS Paint world of red soil and gigantic green boulders. It's a short but entertaining game.
Your interaction with the Odubang 2 world is entirely by mouse click. If you can click on a certain area the cursor changes, usually to the hand icon (depending on your computer). These hotspots change depending on where you are, limiting your choices to the task immediately at hand. As you pick your way across the five levels, you'll quickly learn where not to click. Fortunately you aren't timed and can retry the stage as often as you like.
The goal of Odubang 2 is, of course, to make it through the stage alive. There are many creative (and unexpected) ways to die and each can happen at the slightest mis-click. It's fun to try every option just to see what will happen. The safe path through the level isn't always the obvious one, so some trial and error is needed.
Analysis: This sort of puzzle/point-and-click game is nothing new, but I feel like Odubang 2 is just slightly unique in a few areas. First of all, it doesn't take itself seriously. Don't expect brain-grinding puzzles or complex click patterns. It's trial and error clicking. Your attention is always glued to the next move at hand and that involves just one click.
Odubang 2 also uses the increasingly popular "paint program graphics" where it looks as if the author painted the levels with a one-color brush. Some see it as lazy, others as a protest to graphically-intense games of today. I see it as a fitting art style for a simple game. It works.
Yes, you want to give Odubang 2 a try. Many thanks to Gabriel for sending this one our way!
The original game, Odubang 1, is also available. Thanks to Role for the link!