The Vault №28
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The Vault is seemingly endless, which is awesome! It means there are soooo many fabulous games to revisit. It's like Washington's Library of Congress in here, only funner. And unlike Grandma's photo albums crammed full of awkward family photos, there are no cringe moments when you revisit some old time Flash games. So let's pull up our ergonomic computer chairs, grab our Manually-Operated User-Selection Equipments and enjoy an interactive look at this week's Vault offerings.
- The Doors - You don't know where you are or why you're here, but you wish you knew who decorated the place. Ambient lighting, moody music, challenging puzzles and lots of clicking make The Doors a classic in the escape genre. Submachine-esque in its appeal, this is a game that has not yet lost its appeal. Maybe it's the unusual items to find or the shadowy atmosphere, or maybe it's simply because it's a beautifully made first-rate game that's prodigious in its gameplay.
- Defend Your Castle - The humble stick figure has it tough sometimes. There are have been many games depicting violence against stick figures and this is another game that is unafraid to squish and obliterate them. To be fair, those stick-men just keep coming at your castle, and they are undeterred by the sight of their compatriots' blood. And boy, they move fast. The recipe for success is to click and hold on each stickman, lift high into the pretty blue sky, and drop for some bone-crunching, blood splattering results. Oh, and upgrades. Don't forget the upgrades.
- Battleships - A short game of strategy, well as strategic as a game can be when you're pitted against Artificial Intelligence. The classic board game has been digitized, so you can forget all the fiddly placing of pegs or the messy ink stains on hands. You can also forget about cheating as well. C'mon... we've all tried our hand at cheating in a game of Battleships once or twice. Place each naval vessel on your grid, and try to bomb all the vessels on the AI's grid before it bombs all of yours. Simple.
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