Weekend Download №201
Infernal Edge (Mac/Windows, 15MB, free) - Epically epic arcade shooting game, anyone? This deliciously retro release from Lazy Brain Games is packed with action, including dodging rotating blades, shooting enemies all over the place, using a grappling hook, and climbing through laser barriers like it ain't no thing. The game is all about climbing through the fiery Industrial Space Station LV-427 as you try to take it back from the evil Unicus. A high-adrenaline game that's both challenging and crazy amounts of fun to play, even when you die over and over again.
Sake Express Pro Wrestling (Windows, 33MB, free) - Punch a panda, collect a power-up, explode some orbs, keep fighting. This insane game from mooosh plays like a cross between a shooter and some sort of mad arcade wrestling simulation. Press a mouse button to punch, then swipe to actually deal damage to the pandas. Keep your dukes swinging to stay alive, and pick up orbs to unleash quick powers that help you stay alive. Things get hectic after just a few minutes, not to mention wacky, but it's an experience you won't be able to digest without grinning like a maniac!
Ichi (Windows, 20MB, free) - One button games are easy, right? There's only one key to press, after all, so how challenging could that be? Try a whole lot of challenging. Ichi is a one button puzzle game from Jay van Hutten that is all about directing a yellow ball around each level collecting empty yellow circles. Tap the [spacebar] to rotate the red triangles to bounce the ball at a right angle. Don't crash into the spikes. There's your instructions, now try to juggle half a dozen rotating triangles you have to spin four or five times in the amount of time it takes you to say "oh my word I'm gonna crash"!
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!