Saturday, September 24, 2011

Learn 2 Fly - This penguin off a ledge

It's been a really long time since the blog's been last updated. But well a lot of stuff been going on and I am now a new author to this blog, I'm actually the brother of XFrag.

After this little introduction let's continue with the review :P I've been searching for some days to find a good flash game and I didn't think that it will take a lot of time but I was in for a surprise. Eventually I stumbled upon this little game here, which won me in the first few minutes. There's nothing I like more than good humor and the game made me smile at the start menu: "Start Game" or "Start Muted (I'm undercover)"

I started the game and a cinematic took place which was a really pleasant surprise. The point of this game is to make that little penguin's device fly and destroy some obstacles from the Snowman to the WALL. You start with a small amount of money and you get more by accomplishing impressive flights. You spend your money on upgrading your ledge, fuel and your arsenal. Your arsenal has it all,from kites to small aircrafts and dynamites for extra boost.

The gameplay is easy you only use the keyboard to control the device's angle. If you turn up you'll start losing speed due to the wind's resistance but get height. If you turn down you'll start losing height but gaining speed; fast. But the red bar on you speed meter means that you've gone over your device's speed limit and you don't actually go quicker you just get more wind resistance so it's a smart move to turn up. Explaining the whole game mechanics will take the game's fun away, you've got to learn how to fly!

The music is cool and it builds up as you gain speed. There are some funny animations and simple yet beautiful design. I found the game original since I've never seen something like it, it's not your standard flying simulation game and it's really worth checking out. See you on the air and have fun!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

My Brute - Create your Brute fight with others

It's been a long time since my last post here, and that's because I've been pretty busy the past months. The fact is that I'm still busy so I'm not going to write extensively about this game.
You could call 'My Brute' an Action-RPG hybrid, besides the fact that there is no user-initiated action and there is no control over the character's attributes. In other words, you engage your Brute in old-school Street-Fighter-like battles with other Brutes, but you have no control over the fight -it is fully automated. Then based on the results your Brute will gain experience and level up, but the game will assign these points automatically again.
Anyway, follow the link and see for yourself. All you have to do is to give name to your Brute, customize the looks and press 'Validate'. Then you will be able to crash my own Brute(XFRAG) and any other you like. I found it funny enough and this is the reason I'm writing this post right now.
See you at the arena!

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Boxhead - More Rooms!

Play Boxhead - More Rooms
If you have read my previous post about Boxhead - The Rooms then you'll be pleased to read that Seant Cooper Games has recently released a new addition to the series.

Boxhead - More Rooms is the game's title, and all that it promises is to keep you occupied once again, killing zombies like no other time! The designer says:

"Jon Bambo is back and a new beast is out to get him. Equipped with even more weapons and equipment, the Zombie has become cannon fodder and the new Beast will take you down unless you get all the 90+ upgrades and perfect your skill!"

Note: This game requires at 512mb of memory and a fast processor – kill all applications before venturing into the unknown.

Link: Boxhead - More Rooms

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tower of Moai - Fun from Japan!

Play Towers of Moai
A wonderful game coming from the far east, Tower of Moai is another small gem made by the talented Japanese game designer Takahiro Miyazawa of team SKT. The game is pretty simple and completely mouse controlled.

This is how the story goes: Moai statues struggle on top of the tower that you control, trying to climb up on a swinging ladder on top of them. The tower bends sideways forced by the statues' weight and if they get close enough to the edge, they fall down. Moving your mouse on the tower's platform, you can affect it's movement and help the statues climb the ladder. Save 100 statues in 90 seconds, and you'll move on to the next level.

The game is pretty funny and that's where it gets most of it's value. It's Japanese, but with such gameplay, there's not a lot of things to figure out. At display level, I really liked it's 3D look. And at sound level, the game features good sound effects and cool in game music. Give it a try and you'll see, it totally worth your time. And if you can't get enough, try an older release: Nest of Moai.

Link: Tower of Moai

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Great Flying Mintini - Human Cannonball

A cool game coming from Altoids, based on the common idea of cannon shooting. Aim you cannon, determine the power of the shot and watch the results. The deference here is about the cannonball. Instead of the common ones, you will be shooting a funny flying guy :)

It's a nice game in general, entertaining and well implemented. Just another cool way to pass some enjoying minutes in front of your computer. The gameplay is pretty simple, but if you need any help, you can learn everything about the game by selecting the "Instructions" option when the game begins. Have fun!

Link: The Great Flying Mintini

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Boxhead - The Rooms

There's so many games having a story based on zombies and people do not stop producing more! Asking my self the question "why zombies are so attractive?" I reach the following conclusion: Zombies cannot think, so it's easy to place them any ware without any reason. Zombies do not have a soul, so there's no problem to kill huge numbers of them. And finally, zombies hunt people and someone have to stop them.

Having the above conclusion as a motivation, someone can easily decide to create a game with zombies. I believe this is the case with Boxhead - The Rooms. It is a fine shoot 'em up title witch can totally absorb you. When you begin it will be very easy, a few zombies coming against you. No problem for your pistol. Before you know it, you'll be fighting for your life surrounded by tens of them, using a rocket-launcher to take them out!

The game features nice pixel-art graphics, with the characters having a funny shape like being made out of boxes. And there's detailed visual effects from gun fires and explosions to blood stains left back by killed zombies on the floor. Good sound effects are present too, but no in-game music.

The game is fully controlled by the keyboard: Arrow keys to move around, space bar to shoot and 1-9 keys to select weapons. Could be easier to aim using the mouse though..

Link: Boxhead - The Rooms

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Nobuyuki Forces 3 - Japanese Style Shooter

Nobuyuki Forces 3 is a fine action shooter, borrowing it's gameplay and style from Sega's famous Virtua Cop series of games. The character moves through the game's areas in a predefined way, and all of the shooting action have to be performed by the player. I always liked this type of games, because of fast gameplay that keeps you in alert all the time.

The game's story is common. A super agent girl has to attack the enemy's headquarters, kill everyone in her way and take out the boss. Reminds me of many titles, with the first coming to my mind being Metal Gear Solid. Well, this one doesn't even touch Metal Gear's greatness, but it follows its path anyway.

Controls couldn't be simpler: press the space key to get in shooting position, aim with your mouse and press the left mouse button to shoot. When you run out of bullets you have to reload and you do so by pressing the left mouse button while in hiding position. Under certain circumstances you'll be awarded with various power ups like infinite bullets, shotguns and rifles. And be sure to check the area when the character moves from place to place. There's power ups spread around that you can pick up by clicking on them.

In total, the game performs very good and will keep you occupied for a while, especially if you like this type of games. Cool graphics and good sound effects tie together with fast gameplay to form an addictive game. In game music could be better though.

Note: The game could take a bit to load, be patient..
Link: Nobuyuki Forces 3

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