The Vault №83
When you want serious casual gaming, you want something with chutzpah. You need to harness the power of anger and boulder tossing and hamburger grilling and car repair and taking out the garbage. You need something manly, and thus have we provided you with three ultra-manly games from our well-stocked archives. What's more manly than fishing? Explodey science? Robots? Nothing, we tell you. Nothing!
- Andrew the Droid - Bam! Robot time! ooPixel's neat-o platform game features finely-tuned puzzles that pass on just the right amount of challenge. It also incorporates lots of danger (manly!), upgrade chips to increase Andrew's abilities (manlier!), and the familiar screen rotation mechanic to move through levels (manliest?).
- Potion Panic - Potions are boss. They're all liquidey and colorful, and when you mix them together, cool things happen. And those cool things usually involve explosions or awesome chemical reactions! It's no wonder Ninja Kiwi adapted the manly science to a defense game, allowing you to tug on chains to fill a cannon with various mixtures of potions to fire out different types of weaponry. Want explosions? Add more blue. Want acid? Keep blue in moderation. Need the flaming fires of Hades to come to your aid? Mix everything equally and watch the retribution! Fantastic fun, and quite the brainy experience, too, once you start upgrading and tweaking your strategies.
- Fishing Girl - Oh yeah, fishing! Manly smells, invincible waterproof clothing, and capturing your own food using your wits, a fine smattering of patience, worms, and sharp pointy hooks. In Fishing Girl, you turn your serious powers to the task of rescuing someone trapped on an island. You get there by fishing for bigger and bigger fish, upgrading your lures, and casting farther and farther away, exploring new sea territory each time. It's a game up persistence and upgrades, and rescuing is a very manly pursuit. Just ask any superhero!
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