Games I have no business liking.

So I’ve been busy.

Being a full-time college student with a million extracurriculars is taxing, even for someone as overly energetic and neurotic as I am! Finals are rapidly approaching, and that puts my required workload at about 27 hours per day. Wait, I forgot to factor in sleeping time. Eh, who needs it?

For that delightful reason, this blog won’t be as long as some of my other marathon borderline research paper-length entries. I figured you readers needed a break as much as I do! I like to put out good material for you to laugh at, enjoy, and think about (okay, maybe not so much that last one), and I just haven’t had time to put the required amount of thought.

But here’s the thing: I’m still playing video games (a little). When the rare moment of free time rolls around, I generally don’t jump for the nearest Stephanie Meyer novel. I hop on Kongregate and play some flash games. And, while there has been a relative lull in the mindblowingly awesome games being put out in recent weeks, there are some as-yet-unmentioned gems of gaming that are… well, as yet unmentioned. I figured, what is there better to talk about than games that are simply TOO addictive? Oh boy! In no particular order:

Just a man and his flower. How lonely.

The Company Of Myself, by 2DArray, is an interesting take on the puzzle-platformer genre. I don’t even know if that’s a genre. But it’s great, and I know personally the guy that did the music. Awesome.

 

 

 

 

This is actually a sequel. You can guess what happened in the first "Learn To Fly" game.

This is an awesome game by light_bringer777, which details the tireless efforts of an uber-cute penguin to learn to fly. It’s funny, entertaining, and cute. And I just love games where you get to launch random animals. See also: Burrito Bison, Kitty Cannon, Toss the Turtle, and ‘Dillo Hills.

 

 

 

 

 

Man, look at that logo. If that doesn't make you wanna play the game, I don't know what will.

Kingdom Rush is one of the best tower defense games I’ve ever played. There’s nothing INCREDIBLY innovative about it from a TD (tower defense) veteran’s perspective, but it’s just never been done this well before. Don’t get sucked in. It’s addictive.

 

 

 

 

The title doesn't leave much to the imagination.

Robot Wants Kitty, by Hamuhamu, is the first in a large series of games in the “Metroidvania” genre, which is to say that there is only one level, and it’s very large. And… yes, there’s a kitty at the end of it. If you enjoyed this, try Robot Wants Puppy, Robot Wants Fishy, and Robot Wants Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

Yes, you're a ship, shooting at other ships. Yes, this is possibly the most addictive game ever.

Frantic Frigates, by BerzerkStudios, is just a simple, plot-less shooting game that really doesn’t involve you doing anything but moving the mouse. And that’s why you won’t be able to stop playing this. BerzerkStudios has some of the most consistently high-quality games ever. Check them out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boob thing is a running joke. I am in no way responsible for bad taste in video games, no matter how funny it is.

Last but certainly not least is Epic Battle Fantasy 3, by kupo707. It’s by far the best yet in the series. In case the title (or the gamedev’s name) didn’t tip you off, it’s a Final Fantasy knockoff, completely tongue-in-cheek. The first game was like Final Fantasy where you start at level 100 and everything is epic, the 2nd game was slightly more in-depth (you know, with a bit of a plot), but the 3rd game is full of laughs and is a pretty amazing product for something that began as a joke. Hooray! Don’t ask about the boobs.

So there you go! Lots of links, no deep philosophical, soul-searching message? It doesn’t get better than this. Enjoy!

~Another Gamer

P.S. I’m thinking of doing a post about zombies. Thoughts?

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About Isaac Smith

I write about music, technology, video games, and probably many other subjects that don't bear mentioning here. Either way, most of it's worth reading, and you may even enjoy yourself!

Posted on April 13, 2012, in Flash Games, Miscellaneous and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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