Adult Swim fun
From the Adult Swim website, Cartoon Network's saucy animated programming for adults, comes a series of Flash games featuring characters and scenes from the Adult Swim animated features. Although many of the games rely on rehashed gameplay elements to make them work, each one does so with flair and originality taken directly from its respective animated series. And while all of the games may not appeal to everybody, there's certainly a little something for everyone in the bunch, including: stealth action, strategy card battle, underwater shmup, platform, and even a text adventure. Each game is written in either Flash or Director (Shockwave), and all of them contain much of the same brash humor that has made Adult Swim a favorite with the 18-34 demographic. Highlighted here are just a few of what's available on the Adult Swim site.
In Time for Trouble! you play as Dr. Quinn out to stop crewman Stormy Waters from installing the wrong cable that could blow up Sealab. Using the arrow keys for movement and the space bar for firing your harpoon, shoot everything in your path while avoiding all the obstacles and grabbing all the power-ups. The graphics, sound and animation make this game special, while the familiar shoot-em-up style gameplay gets the job done. Click.
Head Games is a platformer with a twist. Carl has literally lost his head and your job, as Meatwad, is to help him find it. Meatwad movement is controlled with the arrow keys, and special Meatwad commands are issued using either keys 1-5, or simply by clicking the appropriate icon on the screen. Commands such as MeatWall, MeatUmbrella, MeatSpring, and MeatTrampoline are all needed to help guide Carl towards his lost head while avoiding obstacles along the way. An unusual twist to the platform genre, this game is ...uh, odd. From the series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Click.
The object of JailBirdMan is to use your powers of stealth to complete five missions of increasing difficulty. You play as Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, where a bad losing streak has landed your last five clients in the slammer. To see that justice is served, you've decided to bust each of them out. Movement is performed using the mouse, with Harvey moving faster as you move the cursor farther away. Avoid the guards, get the key, open the cell... then on to the next. Click.