Siege Hero - Viking Vengeance
Polished to a shine and featuring over 150 levels, the original release of Siege Hero (a spiritual companion to the browser game Sieger) for iOS devices has been an easy way to whittle the time away throwing rocks at conquering warriors. Now, browser-based fans of physics games can join in on the fun with the release of Siege Hero - Viking Vengeance, a port of the first few dozen levels from the iPhone/iPad release with one epically awesome bonus: a level editor and community-made content!
Siege Hero - Viking Vengeance is easy to understand. All you have to do is click the screen where you want to throw a rock and let gravity do the rest. Your plan is to give all of the bad guys a good bump on the head while leaving the innocent peasants alone, causing as much damage as you can using just a few pieces of ammunition. Naturally, as you progress, more tossable things become available, such as bombs, barrels of boiling oil, fire potions, etc. You get a ton of points for unused ammo at the end of the level, though, so if you're shooting for the gold crown, conserve!
Now for the real reason to get excited: user content. "People's Empire" on the title screen opens a menu that allows you to browse levels submitted by other players. Browse by date or popularity, and track favorites as well as check out your own creations. There's already a healthy serving of Siege Hero goodness to be found here, and as time goes by, it'll only get better. And wackier. Some of those stages are just pure insanity!
The Castle Builder is where you could really lose your afternoon. You're given access to every material in the game and can construct things as simple as a two-tiered fortress to a catapult that flings exploding barrels. Best of all, the editor is extremely easy to use, and after a few short minutes you'll be crafting like a pro. Save, edit, and tweak your creation, then upload it for the world to see!
Siege Hero - Viking Vengeance has all the depth and realistic physics of its iOS brother, only now it's in your browser. There are only a small handful of developer-made levels to see, but with the avalanche of user-made stages, you won't run out of structures to siege any time soon. And if you do, you can just build your own!