A Stroll in Space
Minding your own business is probably a good rule of thumb when traveling intergalactically. I mean, no one wants to answer a distress call and end up with an alien exploding out of their chest. But what do you do if you are minding your own business when suddenly you're attacked by a large tentacled being? Use your puzzle platforming skills and take A Stroll in Space, by Gameshot. Use the [arrow] keys to move and jump as you travel the length of your ship. Once you've rescued your monkey companion, you can press the [spacebar] to have him deactivate gravity to help you move crates and jump to otherwise inaccessible places. Can you make it to the escape pod unscathed?
Using the gravity button doesn't just flip gravity upside-down like in many games. It's a a bit more realistic as when activated, you start to float in whatever direction you were moving at the time, and bounce off walls or into spikes. It takes a little getting used to, but is a fun and different mechanic. Thankfully you have endless lives, as some levels require a little bit of trial and error. This can be frustrating if you die near the end of a level, but the levels aren't super long, so you don't have too far to go to gain back ground. The sound and graphics are both great, and the levels vary nicely between needing platforming skills and having to think through a puzzle. Maybe another good rule of thumb for space travel should be to put your ship spikes and lasers on the outside of your ship next time to prevent hostile attacks.