Weekend Download №169
Another weekend, another round of games! This edition features an accidental theme of retro-style games. Oops! Hope you're not mad at Weekend Download. Because if you are, you only get one hug from Weekend Download instead of two.
Kruunu (Windows, 6.1MB, free) - The legend claims there is a crown at the top of a tower, and whoever claims the crown will be ruler of the land. Time to do some climbing! This old school-styled platform adventure gives you the ability to jump and wall cling, then tosses you in the game with loads of things to avoid. Hop from wall to wall as you hit levers and avoid enemies, and once you reach the electric barrier, you'd better keep your speed on high, else you die. A superb game with a great visual style. Oh, and gotta love that background music!
Pixel Force: Halo (Windows, 13.5MB, free) - From Eric Ruth, who previously demade DJ Hero and Left 4 Dead into 8-bit games, comes a delightfully NES-styled sidescroller modeled after Halo. Pixel Force: Halo plays like an old school Contra game, handing you a few guns and a few power-ups to dispatch waves of enemies that bumble back and forth inside 2D stages. Everything eerily mirrors Halo: Combat Evolved, right down to the end of level bosses and events that occur in gameplay. A superb demake that will please anyone, not just Halo fans!
Anyman (Windows, 10.5MB, free) - A short but appropriately epic sidescrolling game of combat! Your goal is to defeat the minions of Dr. Alien, one at a time. Each has a special ability you must learn to avoid. Fortunately you've got a nifty jump ability along with a chargeable weapon. Avoid bad stuff, keep your mouse pointed towards the boss, and work to dispatch each as quickly as possible. Deliver the cube to the power plant and you'll win!
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows 7 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!