Weekend Download №67
This edition of Weekend Download answers a question that has been plaguing mankind since 1984: who ya gonna call (especially if there's something strange in your neighborhood)? The answer is, unequivocally, QWAK. Wait, no, the other thing. Ghostbusters. Yeah!
This is a Cry for Help (Mac/Windows CD, compilation) - The artistic life of Edmund McMillen (Meat Boy, Aether, Triachnid, and others) now available on CD! The epic disc contains 17 games, some of which were never released to the public (such as the "lost levels" of Gish!), along with 450 pages of comics, 300 pages of sketches, animations, movies, and plenty of extras. A nice peek into the creative mind of one of indie gaming's best-known artists. (Note: The disc contains some mature content.)
The Gear that Works (Windows, 1MB, free) - A remake of the classic Gearworks puzzle game, your simple goal is to place gears so they link together to form a functioning chain. Click to add a gear, and right click to remove one. You have a limited number of removals per stage, so plan thoughtfully and hit that mouse button only when you must!
SudokuAdept (Mac, <1MB, free) - The concept of placing numbers on a grid is simple enough that you would think most sudoku games would get it right. Unfortunately many of them don't, which is why SudokuAdept comes along with a clean, simple interface to make your number crunching a smooth experience. Keyboard or mouse controls, lots of customizable options, and millions of puzzles make it a one-stop-shop for your sudoku cravings.
QWAK (Windows, 5MB, demo) - The "super-playable cute platformer" is a remake of the 1989 game of the same name. All you do is collect fruit for points and throw coconuts at enemies to keep your character safe. Keys, levers, and bits of armor are scattered around the level to both help and hinder your progress. For a crazy time, grab a friend, haul him/her to your keyboard, and give the two player simultaneous gameplay a run. Also available for Game Boy Advance!
Ghostbusters (Windows, 13MB, free) - A remake of the classic Ghostbusters game released for a number of legacy systems (Atari 2600, Sega Master System, NES, etc.). This one stays pretty faithful to the original while giving it the requisite graphical upgrade along with a few minor gameplay tweaks. Outfit your car with ghost busting gizmos, then set out on the streets to hunt down and trap the little nuisances.