Titan Lunch Retaliation
After a tough morning of crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you and hearing the lamentations of their women, it seems only fair that an Aztec-Warrior-Viking should be able to sit down and enjoy a comically large meat-leg. Sadly, it seems the fates have conspired to rob you of your spoils. Such a theft cannot go unpunished! It is your right, nay your duty as the strongest of your Viking-Aztec-Warrior clan to launch yourself into battle (horizontally) and en-sword all comers for the sake of vengeance. Titan Lunch Retaliation by Berzerk Studio is an action game that's clearly on the list of what is best in life.
A one button game, with the only input being the click of the mouse, your goal is to launch your Warrior-Viking-Aztec as far as you can, in hopes of regaining your stolen lunch. Once you click the meter for your initial jump, you launch yourself into the air. While in flight, click the mouse to shoot out your grappling hook into one of the many creatures about the landscape. If you connect, you pull yourself onto them and, after a gory finishing move, launch yourself off and up with a burst of speed. Every so often, a mini-boss will appear that is dispatched with a quick time event. Each launch earns you cash, used in the store to purchase upgrades.
Titan Lunch Retaliation doesn't break much ground in the genre, but it's simple, bloody, and MANLY. It's more likely to cause a testosterone overdose than pose a significant challenge, but it does have its charms. Particularly, it keeps the action at a constant pace. Unlike some other launch games, there's never a lull where you feel at the mercy of the physics engine. The animation is smooth and, while a little repetitive, it's still quite satisfying to slice open whatever eyeball, jellyfish, pterodactyl or demon the game throws at you. Also, please note that this game noticeably improves with the sound on: it might not be clear what that latin-chorus in the background is chanting, but they seem quite emphatic about it. While a greater variety of enemies at the outset would be nice, in the end, Titan Lunch Retaliation is perfect for relieving a little stress and wasting a little time.