Preview : [Squish them all] (2010) <iPhone>

Developer : AQSystem / Magic Cube
Release year : 2010
Price : 0.99$ <iPhone>

Roll the Snowball, Squish the Zombies.



There are few games which are called as 'Snowball' genre like this one. They are very simple ones. Snowballs goes lower side of mountain, grows big, attack the zombies / avoid the woods - houses. Simple is best for these kind of games + make the 'Zombie' more visible & alive.

Where to buy : Turn on the iPhone, visit the App Store.
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Review : [Covetous] (2010)

Developer : austinbreed
Release year : 2010
Price : Freeware (Flash Game)

Horror from inside.

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Short Simple Strong.

Minimal, Simple, but well done horror game. You must read & understand whole texts, but it's not so difficult.

Where to play : Kongregate
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Preview : [Super Mario Crossover] (2010)

Developer : Exploding Rabbit
Release year : 2010
Price : Freeware (Flash Game)

Justice League in Famicom era?

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Some retro gamer will be shocked.

Those characters are available in [Super Mario Bros. 1], with their own skill & music. Just to make balance right, enemies don't die with 1 bullet, however.

I'm not good at Platformer, so I can't proceed very well. That's why this is Preview, not Review. However I saw my friend Kcarlito playing it some more & better, and those characters fits very well to Super Mario world. If you are fan of such games, will be really satisfied & shocked. And he told me that, this game has every stages in original game. Wow.

Where to play : Newgrounds

P.S. : Kongregate had also this game, even in the weekly chart, but now erased. Maybe due to copyright problem?

P.S. 2 : As I've heard, this is 1st. work of Exploding Rabbit. Wow...
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Preview : [Shatter] (2010)

Developer : SIdhe
Release year : 2010 (PC), 2009 (PSN)
Price : 9.99$ (PC)

Resurrection of Retro genre, which major doesn't care about any more.


I didn't expect to see such a good thing.

It's 1 of important aspect of Indie Game scene, "Deals with retro genre, which major doesn't care any more." [Shatter] is perfect example of that, resurrection of 'Breakout(Arkanoid)' genre. No more clones / no more follow-ups, only [Ricotchet] series by reflexive might follw that genre these years, almost forgotten.

As you can see from the Trailer, Up<->Down board arrnage became more dynamic. Furthermore, you can do Shooting with full energy, you can put more balls as you wish, and some blocks go down to do stun-attck. But the most important & brilliant thing is, 'Suck' & 'Blow'. These put effect on moving of energy (to eat) & even ball, to make the game very interesting & tricky.

It was released for PS3 Jul. 2009, and ported to PC at now. So Console Pad could be better working, however Mouse + Keyboard is still good. (Just... key arrangement is somewhat weird, not so problem, anyway.) Bad thing is, it doesn't release demo for PC yet, and sometimes loading takes too much time. However, worth to play & recommendable.

Where to buy : Steam

P.S. : They sell music MP3s at 9.99$. Steaming is free, maybe.
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Review : [Maru] (2010)

Developer : Jesse Venbrux
Release year : 2010
Price : Freeware

Death & Life, I & Species.

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Easy, but not so easy.

'Man of Karoshi' Jesse Venbrux released another new game, while he got older & learned more technique. [Maru] seems to be similar to his earlier work [Frozzd], but has [Karoshi] spirit as 'Death(Suicide)', and furthermore it's somewhat improved as 'Next generation takes died ancestors way'. Ending is somewhat, weird or interesting.

Where to download : Official blog

P.S. : If you can't do the Ending, just watch this Youtube playthrough.
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