Link Dump Friday №174
STOP. Look at that other gaming website. Now back to me. Back at the other gaming website. Now back to me. Unfortunately, that other gaming website is NOT Jay is Games, and no matter what body wash they use, they will never smell like us. Look down. Back up! Where are you? You're at Link Dump Friday on the site those other gaming websites wish they smelled like. What's in your hand? Back at me! I have it; it's a walkthrough for that one level you won't admit you've been stuck on for three weeks. Look again; the walkthrough is now a review for that genre you love so you can spend a few more blissful moments ignoring the day's obligations while we flood your mighty brain with entertainment. Anything is possible when you visit Jay is Games.
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- PixEvo - The Fountain - Do you ever feel nostalgic for the old days? Not just the days of retro graphics, but the days when you were a tiny, featureless square and had to painstakingly hop your way around, devoring enough little pixels so you could evolve from stage to stage? Ah. Memories. Now you can relive the good ol' days in this puzzle-platformer from EvilDog, where you try to return to your full glory as a hero to restore a very important fountain. It's fairly slow paced, and movement early on can be frustratingly awkward, but fans of old-school beep-boop style visuals will find a lot to like here.
- Moovlin PC - [Parental Warning: Contains profanity.] This incredibly ambitious platformer from FlashPacked Studios was created over the course of two years and has a lot of levels where you play as a little red robot. There's a lot of love in it, with it's voice acting, soundtrack, and cutscenes, but unfortunately the gameplay itself is a little bland. It's worth checking out for the sheer scope, and hopefully the developer will have more projects in the future. Also because you can never go wrong with robots; that is totally my opinion and in no way an attempt to gain favour with any mechanical overlords there may or may not be in our future.
- Noggins - [Please note that this game may be difficult for those with colour-blindness.] The idea behind this fast-paced puzzle game is that as you move your cursor, the lines on the screen cross and change colour; the goal is to match your colour with the face on screen and click before time runs out. You get extra points if the size of the box the lines make is close to the size of the face. It's one of those games that is so simple, yet so frustrating the more you play it, sort of like having to answer simple questions during the lightning round of a gameshow; you wind up fumbling more and more as time ticks away. It's cute and different, if a little repetitive.
- Rat Ranger - In a perfect world, Minoto and I are Best Friends Forever, and every morning I have a new crazy point-and-click to play. Is that coin actually a roach? Did that panda seriously just eat that rat-filled cake? Who knows! I've long since stopped trying to understand how Minoto's wonderful brain works, and have learned to just lie back and let it all wash over me like a fever dream.
- Beat Bot - Build a robot and watch it dance! It's one of life's little pleasures, but nobody really has time anymore to learn all the fancy skills required to make a robot lift its head, nevermind the trials required to teach one to get down. This simple little webtoy just offers you multiple ways to customise a robot and then watch it dance; not the most elaborate gadget out there, but I defy you to name me any one situation in life that would not be improved by funky music and robotic gyrations. Yes, for one shining moment, you too can do what Grant Imahara probably does on his days off.