Link Dump Friday:
Greetings, ladies and germs! With Halloween right around the corner, it's our pleasure to bring to you this super-sized Link Dump Friday packed full of seasonal goodness. But just because it's the time of year where you're 66% more likely to find a stringy-haired ghost with enormous teeth under your bed waiting to steal your eyeballs while you sleep doesn't mean things all have to be "Grrrrr" and "Aieeeeeee!" That's why we bring to you an assortment of games for not only those of you who like to scream, but also people who think "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" is the scariest thing they ever want to watch. So sit down and play a little before you suit up this Sunday. And then make sure you bring me back all of your Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. It's part of our new Candy Fee. (The Pony Fee didn't quite work out as we'd hoped.)
- Vorago - [Parental Warning: Not suitable for children.] When they find themselves stranded at a gas station outside a remote town, a young couple is about to find out car repairs are the least of their worries in this point-and-click adventure from Godlimations. While a bit heavy on the symbolism and obscure, illogical puzzles (not to mention certain story similarities), Vorago still offers up a creepy, creative experience with polished animation and voice acting. You probably should stick to more traditional means of sneaking past gas station security mirrors if you ever need to in real life. Like... well, anything but the solution used in this game, really. Anything else at all.
- Graveyard Maniacs - 'Cause they're maaaaaniacs, maaaaaaaaaaaniacs fo-sho! And you need to squish 'em with pumpkins before they chomp on yooooou!... well, I never said I was hired for my vocal talents. (Or my people skills. Or my math skills. Or my... this is depressing, let's move on.) This little puzzler from Neutronized may be too simple for some gamers, but if you just want some cute, squishable zombies and some nice light gaming, this is the perfect thing for the season. Just use pumpkins to squash the zombies that thirst for your tender, pixelated flesh while grabbing candy along the way.
- Undead Highway - [Parental Warning: Not suitable for children.] It's the zombie apocalypse! Whatcha gonna do? It better involve something with a shotgun and a bag of marbles. This traditional but enjoyable top-down shooter takes fast-paced action and mixes it with a little bit of Dead Rising 2-ish item combination to let you mow down the oncoming horde in creative ways. The downside is that all combinations happen automatically, so you don't get the pleasure of figuring out how to make new weapons yourself, but it's still a solid chunk of zombie action.
- Pumpkin Remover 2 - If you were with us last year, then this physics puzzle is going to look awfully familiar. Use any means necessary (as long as that means is "clicking") to figure out how to remove all pumpkins from the screen in as few moves as possible. The addition of various types of pumpkins jazzes things up a bit, but overall this remains light, simple fun. Although it does kind of make me wonder what you have against pumpkins. What, did one forget to return your mixed tapes in college or something?
- Werewolf - Surprise! It just wouldn't be Halloween without Minoto!... well... okay, so it would, but we would argue that Minoto's trademark brand of silly, cute point-and-click puzzles make everything extra special. While it contains all the giggle-worthy zaniness and strange item descriptions you've come to expect, this installment also has a story, of sorts. And, lucky you, there are four installments to play! So check out parts one, two, three, and four. Trust me, this is loads better than that terrible Jack Nicholson werewolf movie. You know the one I mean.