Link Dump Friday №236
Welcome back to another Link Dump Friday! Time may march on, but we'll always be here to entertain you. This week we've brought together a hodge-podge of genres to have something for almost everyone. Especially if you've got a thing for ghosts, gnomes, mushrooms, swords, and robots! Which, according to Rule 34, someone most certainly does. You're weird, internet. Never change.
- Rich Mine 2 - There's gold in them thar hills! Or to be more precise, suspended by elaborate ropes and pulleys. Dust off your Cut the Rope skills in this physics puzzle game and help the hapless gnome miner fill up his cart by slicing through the ropes holding the treasure aloft so they drop into his lap. Have to tell you, if Minecraft took this route, hunting for diamonds would be a lot less hazardous and involve a lot fewer surprise lava baths.
- Mushroom Cannon 3 - When they're not being delicious filling in your raviolis and swanking up your pizzas, mushrooms like to be shot into buckets. This is a fact; ask David Suzuki. The goal in this little projectile puzzle is to plunk a mushroom in the bucket as quickly as possible by aiming your cannon and adjusting its power. Do it fast enough and you'll earn some stars (a wise man once said it is always stars) and presumably the respect and admiration of your peers.
- Bosses!!! - Shooters are great, especially when they combine arcade action and platforming, but any real fan knows it's all about the boss battles. This game does just that, serving up a succession of increasingly tricky boss fights with none of that boring level junk to clutter them up. Plus, you get a perky robot with a voluminous vocabulary for the tutorial! What could be better?
- Georg the Ghost - Start the Halloween season off gently with Abroy's point-and-click puzzle game about a ghost trapped in a castle. Because you're all spectral and whatnot, you're a bit more worried about things like mirrors and cameras that can capture your ghostly self, so try to pick your course through each scene carefully. After all, if you go down in history as the ghost who was defeated by a unmanned vacuum cleaner, you might as well give up your hopes for legendary status and resign yourself to appearing in mediocre horror films alongside Michael J Fox.
- Quick Quests - Undefined knows you're a busy, talented, strikingly photogenic person, and so this turnbased quasi-RPG full of itty-bitty quest objectives should be just the ticket for you to get your hero on. Move around the board gathering items and battling enemies until you feel up to taking on whatever your current quest is, but don't drag your feet; you've got a limited number of turns to accomplish your goal, and the faster you move the better. Essentially, it's just like Final Fantasy minus eleventy hours of cutscenes. (What do you think... was Terra the last good one in the series, or Cecil and Rosa? I'm old, consarnit!)