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Weekend Download №101


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Weekend Download

JohnBThis edition of Weekend Download happens to be Weekend Download number 101! That means we've featured roughly 400 games since February 2007! Exclamation mark! To celebrate, today's article features five free games, enough to keep you busy for hours on end. It also features an extra amount of love, but if you've been following WD since the beginning, you knew that already, didn't you? AWWWW!!!!

paulmoose.gifPaul Moose In Space World (Windows, 18.8MB, free) - A short adventure game with visuals created using pencil and crayon drawings on paper! Add a little programming, some dialogue, a little music and a few puzzles and you've got yourself a game! Paul Moose has been searching for aliens for five years sitting in his lonely little space cabin. One day something happens, though, and now it's time to head to the main deck to see what's there! The game has a few glitches here and there, but nothing that will spoil your enjoyment of this creative title.

solarplexus.gifSolar Plexus (Windows, 11.9MB, free) - An unfinished (and considered abandoned) project by Noitu Love creator Konjak. Solar Plexus is a gorgeous platformer with ledge grabbing, lots of shooting, and mouse-driven, block-based puzzles. There are only nine levels to play, but as with Konjak's other abandoned project, Ivory Springs, you'll be glad you played it.

electriczombies.gifOnslaught of the Electric Zombies (Windows, 1.6MB, free) - A puzzle game that resembles Minesweeper on the surface, but if you think about it, it's really a super-simplified roguelike RPG. Move through the grid uncovering tiles with the [arrow] keys or your mouse. Most squares are harmless and net you a few points, but soon you'll find numbered "danger" tiles that point to monsters nearby. Fighting monsters takes away some of your energy but earns you points, so, unlike stepping on a mine, you kind of want to uncover these baddies. You'll also find items and random events that can help or hurt your situation. A unique idea that's showing a lot of promise in this still-in-development title.

rockwarrior.jpgRock Warrior (Windows, 2.3MB, free) - A Ludum Dare 15 entry that's all about digging and harvesting gold. Navigate your blob-like ship with the [arrow] keys, digging into the liquid-like soil by gently nudging against it. Gather all the gold to win, but avoid that nasty seeping lava. It's bad. Not quite as addictive as I Dig It, but it still calls you back for more.

cavebounce.gifCave Bounce (Windows, 1.9MB, free) - Another entry in Ludum Dare 15, Cave Bounce is a simple action game with a fun premise. Your only goal is to collect coins and move to the next screen, but in order to get them all, you must toggle between two depths, allowing you to bounce on platforms that were formerly in the background. Tap the [z] key to switch the third axis, and keep in mind you can do this even while flying through the air!

Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows Vista and are virus-free. Mac users should try Boot Camp, Parallels, or CrossOver Games to play Windows titles, Linux users can use Wine. If you know of a great game we should feature, use the Submit link above to send it in!

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tried Solar Plexus. how do you get to the goal, the door wouldn't open for me? other than that, it's a great game

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Fairlyn - just fill all the 'diagonal grid' empty boxes with the purple ones

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Wow, Weekend Download 101 already?! It seems like just yesterday you reviewed La-Mulana(which I have yet to beat, by the way)!

Cave Bounce is a great way to spend about 20 minutes, and I liked the idea of switching to the background, even if it felt like they could have explored a bit more around it.

On the other hand, Rock Warrior didn't really pick my interest, maybe because there's no real challenge. The visuals are cute, though!

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ChaoSpectre September 13, 2009 3:34 AM

Zombie Minesweeper RPG?

It sounded like an idea that comes out of a brainstorming session for really crap parody games.

This little piece was not bad at all. I want more of it. Much more. I mean, the v0.02 piece is far too small. There must be more coming down the pipe.

It's rather fun for a coffee break (or soda break up here in college land).

And if anyone can beat 33335, please, share.

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Really enjoyed the zombie minesweeper game. Very good game. Such a basic concept as well.

33k is a very good score. I'm only at 22k at the moment (I'll beat it though :))

Also, the skill build is impossible to decide on. Everything is just so damn good!

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36991

Skills:
Move
Move
Move
Track
Track

Managed to quarantine the king. :)

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Anonymous March 1, 2010 1:42 AM

Is there an alternate download location for the Onslaught of the Electric Zombies game?

The link on the NAG forums uses something called box.net to share the file, but whenever I try to download it, it tells me that I'm not authorized to do so. The new account process is borked too, with the page forcibly reloading every few seconds due to time-outs.

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