[We'll be counting down the top freeware arcade games of 2007 over the next few days - here's the first five entries!]

16. Colocoro

Colocoro is an action game which involves the act of getting a metal ball to touch the blue exit area. Wii controller support is included, though it is still playable using the mouse or keyboard controls.

Press the enter or space key to navigate the main menu. The kicker course requires the use of a plunger to move the ball around, while holding down the mouse button shifts the maze around in rotation course. The same act is required in rolling course, though the ball's speed depends on the length of the line drawn. You can only tilt the maze slightly using the left or right mouse button in Colocoro course, but holding down both will cause the ball to jump.

Features an online high score table.

Name: Colocoro
Developer: inaka
Platform: PC
Size: 1.09 MB

[ CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ]


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<p>17. Merry Gear Solid</p>

<p><strong>Merry Gear Solid</strong> is a tribute game that will only make sense to fans of Konami

This TDC Christmas Compo entry is a tasty teaser of what's to come from the developer of The Underside.


Name:
Merry Gear Solid
Developer: The Podunkian
Platform: PC
Size: 8.24 MB
Also by this developer: The Underside

[ CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ]


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18. Non-Stop Action Hero

A combination of Front Line, Gun.Smoke, Space Invaders and Ikari Warriors, Non-Stop Action Hero is an action game which is impossible to lose. Every wave introduces a different weapon to use, and the ten stages included allow plenty of chance for the player to get accustomed to each.


Name:
Non-Stop Action Hero
Developer: Joe Lesko
Platform: PC
Size: 4.45 MB
Also by this developer:
Joystick Johnny, Speed Thrasher

[ DOWNLOAD FROM OFFICIAL WEB SITE ]


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19. Chaffinch Challenge</p>

<p><strong>Chaffinch Challenge</strong> is a decent action game by Pete Bunting which features retro-style graphics and a variety of chiptunes for each stage. In it, your task is to guide the frail little bird into the bowels of the earth and beyond while collecting glowing crystals to fill your power indicator.</p>

<p>Use the arrow keys to direct the protagonist while avoiding walls, trees, clouds and just about every single object in the game. Requires a fair amount of arcade skills to complete. Click on the screenshot to begin downloading the file. Seven levels in total.</p>

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Name: <a href=Chaffinch Challenge
Developer: Pete Bunting
Platform: PC
Size: 0.68 MB

[ CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ]


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20. Empyreal Nocturne</p>

<p><strong>Empyreal Nocturne</strong> is a third-person aerial action game in which you combat enormous flying objects by commanding a legion of birds. These objects are connected by orbs, which are fiercely defended by birds of its own. Defeat each creature by destroying their weak points, then fly into a portal to access the next stage.</p>

<p>Use the W, A, S and D keys to navigate your ship, or press the space key for a temporary speed boost. This move is limited to the number birds you have accompanying your ship, though these will replenish automatically as time passes.</p>

<p>The mouse wheel can be used to switch between attack and defense mode. Hold the left mouse button when you have acquired a target to queue missiles for launch. Restore energy by pressing the right mouse button, and use the C key to switch camera mode.</p>

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Name: <a href=Empyreal Nocturne
Developer: Double Hawk Games
Platform: PC
Size: 10.3 MB

[ CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ]


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