August 9, 2012 5:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Famicloud, despite lacking sound (well, on my deteriorating PC at least), is a brilliant little horizontal shmup, what with its procedurally generated attack waves and levels, and smart score-attack mechanics. Not that the lovely pixel-art graphics don't help or that the impressive variety of game modes is something to scoff at, but adding score focused twitch-arcade mechanics to a more or less traditional shooter was a true masterstroke. If you have a Windows PC you simply have to give it a try.
Oh, and Famicloud is one of the first completed games for the AGBIG competition that will go on till August 18. And, yes, AGBIG does indeed stand for A Game By Its Cover.