What does a muscular bunny rabbit, a pegasus roller coaster, and a bouncy rubber ball have in common? They all enjoy the musky aroma and cherry/strawberry fusion flavor of JIG Cola! That, and they happen to star in games featured on this week's Weekend Download. While you recover from your 7/7/07 party bonanza from last night (you DID remember to party, didn't you?), let these games soothe your soul and tickle your brain into casual gaming submission.
Wilfred, the Hero (Windows, freeware, 40MB) - An astonishingly creative role playing game made by Brandon Abley and Teo Mathlein using RPG Maker XP. The graphics are eye-catching and have a great fairy tale look to them, while the story and gameplay are pure console RPG goodness. The game is laid out much like a classic Final Fantasy title but doesn't copy anything directly. It's a unique, deep and involving game that deserves your attention!
The Stone of Destiny (Windows/Mac, limited demo, 23MB) - If you got a kick out of yesterday's Azada (or if you enjoy item-hunting games in general), Stone of Destiny is right up your alley. A pseudo-mysterious adventure is woven into item-hunting scenes that are far more forgiving than in your average seek-and-find game. Between rounds you'll draw runes and solve simple fantasy-themed puzzles, keeping the action lively. It isn't as full-featured or deep as Azada or the Hidden Expedition series, but it does its job remarkably well.
N-Ball (Windows/Mac, limited demo, 4MB<) - Physics, meet a bouncey ball. Player, meet rubbery platforms you'll have to jump over, bound off of, and shove to the side so you can continue. N-Ball is one part platformer, two parts really strange wacky platformer. But it's fun, and that's what counts!
Coaster Rider (Windows, freeware, 12MB) - Line Rider with a purpose, Coaster Rider puts you in charge of creating a roller coaster track to guide the Pegasus from one end of the stage to the other, collecting stars along the way. It's more challenge than creativity, but the fun use of physics makes it a good play.