The Vault №114
GRR! RAAAAH! GNNNNAAAAAHNNN! *stomp stomp stomp* RooooOOOOOoooAAAR! LUTEFISK! RAAAAAARRR!**
**Translated from Rampage-ese You know what always gets the old blood pumping? A little bit of CARNAGE! This week's Vault features from of our favourite rip-roaring, red-knuckled games of action, fisticuffs, and raw power! I hope you're not wearing your favourite shirt, because after these babies you're going to rip it right off!
- Double Edged - You may not typically think of carnage when you think of vibrant, colourful Nitrome, but this side-scrolling hack-and-slasher will change all that in a big way. You'll duke it out against the enemy legions and some seriously challenging bosses, which may sound like every other action game under the sun, but I think it's safe to say that few of those games will let you buldgeon your enemies to death with an unconscious chicken, ride a furious tiger through your foes, and even chuck a boar straight into another dude's face. Despite its short length and relative simplicity, Double Edged earns points big time for reminding us that brawlers don't need blood spurting everywhere to be immensely fun and entertaining.
- Vox Populi, Vox Dei (A Werewolf Thriller) - Pablo Weremczuk's insanely over-the-top action platformer is one of those games that seems ordinary at first glance, but quickly takes a nosedive into Bananasville right around the time you tackle your first werewolf off a rooftop. The game is short, but extremely violent in a "Wow... wow... WOW" sort of way that can leave you a little bit stunned. The goal here is to rescue a girl who's been kidnapped by werewolves, but fortunately you're the raddest ninja around! Though lacking in replay value and a whole lot of challenge, it's a tremendously entertaining spectacle that will leave you feeling so tough-as-nails even Deadpool would think twice about tangling with you.
- All We Need is Brain - Last but not least, a game so horrifying, so soul-crushingly violent... we couldn't show it to you, so here's a game about luring zombies to their doom with rotting brains instead. Classing up its morbid subject matter with charming visuals and nasty traps, VladG's puzzler has you plunking brains around the screen so that the delicious, fetid aroma lures the undead from their graves... and into a more permanent one! It's simple, it's silly, it's all the joy of destroying the zombie horde without actually getting your hands dirty. You know. Apart from carrying all those brains around. Ugh. Where did you get them anyway? Wipe down everything you touched before you leave!
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