Lately I have been enjoying this cute little platformer with a twist. Generally, a platform game puts the player in control of a game character that is moved throughout each level toward a goal at the end. The term 'platform' comes from the many varied platforms that the player must run, climb, and jump over to make it to the end of each level.
Flea World is a horse of a different color. Although still a platform game, Flea World puts you in control of an increasing number of fleas, all of which you must safely get to the end of each level to move on to the next.
Control is with the mouse, as the fleas with follow where you move the mouse cursor. Click the mouse button to make the fleas jump. Using these controls, move about each level to collecting flowers and coins for points. You will also need to trip switches to open doors, and land on various other devices to help you reach the end of the increasingly more difficult levels.
The game's pixel graphics are simple and yet get the job done nicely. I did notice a small problem on my Mac Powerbook with the dialogs that appear between levels, as the text is missing that explains new items being introduced in the level. This did not present a significant problem however, since most of the items and levels are self-explanatory. The game may appear different on a PC.