Here’s a trippy, seizure-inducing nod to the Flappy bird trend. Ridiculous Glitching — the name sums it up — takes some liberties with Pac-Man graphics and throws in chiptune-y techno. There’s only one control while you dodge mustached ghosts and grab cherries. It’s simple but damn addicting. I got a score of 14…some crazy bastard has the high score of 206.
Wow, RGBClassicGames.com has over 300 old-school Dos games currently available and free-to-play via browser (Java). That’s a lot of friggin games. These little gems of yore are shareware, freeware or abandonware that the fine people at RGB Classic Games want to preserve for future generations to enjoy. I just experienced some serious flashbacks.
Sure, there are some obscure ones in there but you can also play some retired all-stars like: Doom, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Wolfenstein, Sam and Max, Earthworm Jim, and Mega Man X to name a few.
No Birdie No! is one of those simple little addictive games. 4 buttons are the only controls used to defend your digits from an evil little yellow bird. The A,S, D, and F keys control your corresponding fingers on both hands…”A” for the pinky and so forth. Releasing a key releases a finger’s grip from the cliff you’re desperately clinging to but doing so protects said finger from the ferocious pecking of the little fowl. There’s no winning the game and you will inevitably fall to your death. It’s just a matter of time and timing, earning points for a longer you hang.
Its a free-to-play, browser game that can be played here.
Blue Manchu has released a gameplay video of their upcoming browser-based game Card Hunter and it looks just as good as I thought it would. It’s a throwback to the old table top games mixed with Magic: The Gathering but without all the pen and paper and dice rolling muck. I think their approach makes this usually perplexing system easy to understand for the laymen out there. With the huge amount of monsters, loot and cards, I can see some serious turn-based strategy going down that’s perfect for you loot junkies.
Check out the video:
Wow. I highly recommmend that you check this out. This is one of the best retro remake games I’ve seen. This guy Jay Pavlina of Exploding Rabbit recreated Super Mario Brothers via Flash with a bunch of characters from other popular Nintendo games. For instance, you can select Mega Man and blast away at koopas and chuck bricks or run around as the guys from Contra. It features 10 characters from the old Nintendo days including:
- Link (Legend of Zelda)
- Samus (Metroid)
- Simon (Castlevania)
- Mega Man
- Bass (Mega Man 10)
- Bill Rizer (Contra)
- Ryu (Ninja Gaiden)
- Sophia III (Master Blaster)
Here’s something new. Most demakes I’ve seen are indie projects from devoted fans. Gearbox broke that mold and released an 8-bit appetizer of their upcoming game, Borderlands 2 to hold us over until next month. You can play one of the 4 new characters and kill stuff with tons o’ guns. It’s a free-to-play, browser-based game playable at http://www.wubwub.eu/demake.php.
Check it out. It kept me from getting work done for an hour or two.
Blue Manchu is coming out with an online browser-based, RPG card game called Card Hunter. This game looks like its going to be a blast.