I know we're supposed to believe that witches they were persecuted and women power and love the Earth, but darn it, Xander, it's pretty compelling evidence to the contrary when it really was an evil witch that ruined a perfectly good part in FlashTeam's puzzle platformer Shape Shifter. A mouse, a rabbit, and an elephant were all just hanging out in their best clothes when a witch showed up and cursed them all into one body. In each level, you need to use either [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move and jump, and the , , and  keys to swap between characters, each of which has their own abilities. The elephant can smash through big obstacles, for instance, while the mouse can fit through tiny paths and... eat cheese, apparently. Let me tell you, if eating cheese is a special talent, I am going to get one heck of a Cutie Mark. Collect the stars in each level and make it to the exit, but beware of monsters!
Basically, Shape Shifter is Baby's First Trine, with its body swapping mechanic, only a heck of a lot more charming. The goofy, friendly cartoon style is pretty darned endearing, with each character not only having their own idle animations, but their own ways of going through the exit at the end of each level. While you can mute the music and sound effects separately, the music itself is sort of weirdly sporadic, appearing and disappearing whenever it feels like it. "Bizarre" is actually the word of the day when it comes to Shape Shifters, with its "boss levels", swarms of angry flies, and crazy menagerie of gameplay elements. It's actually pretty creative, making you want to keep playing to see what gets introduced next. Like a lot of games more or less eying kids as their target audience, Shape Shifter's difficulty curve is really more of a difficulty slope, since, despite its occasionally "loose" controls that make fast precision movement awkward, the game is relatively toothless for a long time. Still, Shape Shifter is an inventive little game whose style (are we sure that's an elephant and not a bipedal anteater?) goes a long way, and makes it a fun, yet simple, little platform game with character.