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Archive For October, 2005

Brix Quest

October 22, 2005 8:03 AM | Tim W.

Brix Quest is a decent Tetris clone by Fenomen Games that features a two-player mode using the same keyboard. Quest mode consists of completing objectives of each stage to proceed to the next.

Name: Brix Quest
Developer: Fenomen Games
Category: Puzzle
Type: Demo
Size: 5MB

Sky Swimmer's Heaven

October 21, 2005 8:36 AM | Tim W.

Sky Swimmer's Heaven is the new SHMUP by Solid Image, developer of Nomltest FS. In collaboration with Sound Impulse, they have crafted another great 3D shooter that showcases three different ships this time around.

The EAT system makes a comeback, where enemy bullets that stay within your bluish square field will disappear after a certain period of time. The weapon system from Nomltest FS is here, together with the lock-on targeting missiles that was made popular by Ray Storm and Ray Crisis.

The game is still in development, but rest assured that this would be another 'solid' hit when it is completed. In the meantime the test version is available to download from the site.

Name: Sky Swimmer's Heaven
Developer: Solid Image
Category: Shooter
Type: Demo
Size: 5MB

Twin Seeds

October 21, 2005 8:12 AM | Tim W.

Twin Seeds is a shooter from Japan that plays a lot like one of the Shanghai Alice series. Graphics may not be as polished, but the gameplay is.

Bullet scratching system is the main attraction here. By staying close to enemy bullets for a few seconds, all harmful projectiles in your field can be turned into bonuses. Collect these to upgrade your weapon system.

There's an option to adjust the difficulty level, making the game accessible for beginners as well as shmup veterans.

Name: Twin Seeds
Developer: Unknown
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 50MB

Octopuzzler

October 20, 2005 8:26 AM | Tim W.

Octopuzzler is basically a dominoes game that uses animated sea creatures to replace dots from the original.

You have to arrange the tiles so that the end of one tile matches the other. Features 100 levels and two game play modes.

Name: Octopuzzler
Developer: Surfchump Studios
Category: Puzzle
Type: Demo
Size: 5MB

Thunder Heaven

October 20, 2005 8:20 AM | Tim W.

Thunder Heaven is another Thunder Force clone by Sojiro that reuses sprites from the classic Technosoft shooter.

Just about all the weapons and upgrades are there, with the selectable speed setting intact as well. Unfortunately, the game does not have a difficulty level option to choose from.

Name: Thunder Heaven
Developer: Sojiro
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB

To Hell with Johnny

October 19, 2005 8:50 AM | Tim W.

To Hell with Johnny is an action game that has you jumping off platform after platform in your quest to save Brianne. Timing is important here as Johnny will fall all the way down if he jumps off a platform too soon. Too slow and the debris will get him.

Pretty good effort for a game made in 72 hours. Download it from this page.

Name: To Hell with Johnny
Developer: Michi, Tesa and Tor
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 20MB

Dungeon Scroll Gold Edition

October 19, 2005 7:58 AM | Tim W.

Dungeon Scroll Gold Edition is an update of the popular word game by Robinson Technologies. Create words from a rack of letters to cast spells and eliminate monsters.

Longer words cause more damage. Think fast, because the enemy will continue to attack you while you think up of more combination of words. Earn rewards such as spell upgrades and extra health.

Name: Dungeon Scroll Gold Edition
Developer: Robinson Technologies
Category: Puzzle
Type: Demo
Size: 5MB

Mr. Picassohead

October 18, 2005 8:24 AM | Tim W.

Mr. Picassohead is an interesting little application that you can use to draw a caricature of yourself or anyone you know. There's a showcase of submitted entries by other users that you can view in the galleries as well.

Name: Mr. Picassohead
Developer: Ruder Finn Interactive
Category: Application
Type: Flash
Size: 1MB

Zoo Keeper

October 17, 2005 9:09 AM | Tim W.

In Zoo Keeper, you basically swap tiles around to make matches of three or more. Remove a certain number of tiles as stated on the top right of the screen to proceed to the next level.

You have to sit through an ad before being allowed to play. Minor hassle since the game itself is worth the wait.

Will win you over with it's simplicity and cute graphics. Definitely a keeper!

Name: Zoo Keeper
Developer: ROBOT
Category: Puzzle
Type: Flash
Size: 1MB

Ork Attack

October 17, 2005 8:17 AM | Tim W.

Ork Attack is a great remake of an old Amiga game, where you control a valiant knight on his quest to rid the land of evil Orks. The bad guys will attempt to climb the castle, so you need to drop rocks on their head to kill them off.

Name: Ork Attack
Developer: Jimbob
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB

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