Showing posts with label bullet hell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bullet hell. Show all posts

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cloud Wars, Funkin' Defense, Echo Bullet

Today's Browser Rousers intake is somewhat cutesy, the third one aside - and even it can run the adorable gamut if your tastes are odd.

Cloud Wars


Ever wonder why clouds move around so much? It's simple - they're colour-coded in ways we cannot perceive from the ground, and that pisses them off. Wars happen when skin colours are different, y'know. Cloud Wars is all about controlling the most clouds, and you control them by sending smaller clouds out to take over enemy cumuli, rather like parasites. It's a simple game, perhaps not as nice as other games in the same genre, but I do like the upgrade system.

Funkin' Defense


The vile Gorliks seek to conquer your forest. YOUR FOREST. Put them down for good with a variety of towers, some items, and the power of funk. Funkin' Defense is kinda neat in that music helps determine the strength of your attacks, and you can change up that strength by changing up the music. There's less variety in that statement than it sounds, but it brings so variety to an otherwise par-for-the-course tower defense game.

Echo Bullet


No upgrades, no super-fancy graphics, no sprawling levels, just good old fashioned one-on-one bullet hell action. Your primary mission here is to avoid the countless waves of incoming enemy fire while firing back non-stop. This is an excellent game for practicing your bullet hell techniques. Players who get easily confused should probably look elsewhere.

And now, I hunger for food. I will continue to feed until Wednesday, when next we meet again. Ciao!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lost Villa, Hop Bop, Snake Squad

Today's Browser Rousers is proof that I seldom adhere to themes. These games couldn't be more different from each other if they tried. BEHOLD!

Lost Villa


I usually prefer my exploratory puzzle games to feature original backgrounds over semi-jaggy photographs, but Lost Villa is a decent enough game that I'll overlook that this time. The puzzles are fun and inventive without being too difficult, and it doesn't take a disgustingly long time to play. The music is also catchy, though mine cut out without explanation after a while. Too bad.

Hop Bop



Hop. Jump. Shoot. Collect coins. Kill enemies. Run to the goal. This could describe a billion games already on the market, and, admittedly, Hop Bop isn't that much better than a lot of them. Nevertheless, there's a lot to enjoy in this quick, retro shooter, and I had no trouble playing through it twice. (Especially since you get a significant speed boost the second time 'round.)

Snake Squad


Remember Frantic Frigates? Yeah. Snake Squad is juuuuust like it. That may explain why I've lingered over it for the last forty-five minutes, despite totally getting the gist of the game from the get-go. You are captain of a squad of burly army dudes. Kill everything in sight. In SIGHT, you hear me?! Your guys do all the shooting for you in this bullet hell game; you just have to steer them out of harm's way. Die, then upgrade into something more potent. It's a fun formula, if repetitive.

(I can't get my train of guys above six. Sigh.)

All done! Friday!