When playing a game like Asteroids, you imagine you're the spaceship, or a pilot on the ship... you are that object. But what if it talked to you as a separate entity? Not in an encouraging, "Great job! Keep it up! We can do it!" kind of way but more like, "Hey, that was a decent job, for a beginner." If that sounds like the type of interaction you want in a game, then Experimental Shooter is the one for you! As the name suggests, iLegendary has created a puzzle shooter that is far from normal, snarky cannon aside. Playing with just your mouse, you swing the barrel of the cannon around and shoot with the press of the left button. The rest of the rules are up to you to figure out, as each level contains a different set to follow to achieve the goal... keep your eyes peeled for clues and pay attention to detail; each level's title may hold the key.
I initially played the game muted, which turned out to be a big mistake. From the easy going elevator music of the menu to the funky, pop instrumental of the levels, which sounds like it was taken straight out of OMC's "How Bizarre", it's a great companion to the gameplay. At 21 levels, Experimental Shooter is the perfect length for a moderate challenge. If you find yourself stuck, then, as the game suggests, read the name of the level, unless you don't know what freeze tag is. Your little friend, the cannon, may even offer you a good balance to all the praise you hear throughout the day at school/work/home/etc. So get out there and start shooting... if you can figure out how.