Hey look! A sentence composed using only words from this week's featured games! Ok, so I added one, but you didn't notice, right? Here goes: Noitu loooove Miss Teri Tale! Danger Mouse? In the black forest, ad nauseam, with Albero and the great blue emblem.
Miss Teri Tale (Windows/Mac, 77MB, demo) - The light-hearted crime adventure/hidden object game now has a Mac version! In a delicate departure from the established formula, Miss Teri Tale takes on more of an adventure guise similar to the recently-released Cate West - The Vanishing Files. The subtle shift from object finding to crime solving lends a lighter focus to the experience, and the game's hip soundtrack, gorgeous scenery and slightly satiric tone complete a surprisingly polished and entertaining package.
Danger Mouse in the Black Forest Chateau (Windows/Mac/Linux, ~6MB, free) - A remake of the classic ZX Spectrum game based on the even classic-er Danger Mouse cartoon! The game is essentially a choose your own adventure title where you read the text and click the action you would like to take. Updated! New version now available for Mac OS X.
Albero and the Great Blue Emblem (Windows, 1.6MB, free) - A tiny Metroidvania-style platform/ RPG-adventure starring Albero, the little white critter who walks around gathering power-ups to help him traverse the landscape. There are a few glitches that can cause serious problems, so back up your save game once in a while. Despite the bugs, it's still a charming game.
Noitu Love 2 (Windows, 10MB, demo) - The sequel to Konjak's intense action platformer has finally been released! Using an easy (and gratifying) mouse-keyboard hybrid control system, unleash tons of cool attacks while dispatching hundreds of foes and darting around the air as if you had wings. Noitu Love 2 features tons of "mindless action" and gorgeously detailed scenery, it's highly recommended you consume this game with calming substances such as chamomile tea.
Ad Nauseam 2 (Windows, 2.6MB, free) - A crazy shooter from GameMaker whiz Cactus, this game gives you no room to dodge projectiles, so all you can do is blast everything and hope you carve a space for your ship. Different faces pop out of the top of the screen, grow arms and/or throw things at you, and you must survive! Caution: Contains some content not intended for children.