Archive for the 3 stars Category

Swedish Armed Forces – Team Test

Posted in 3 stars, Curiosity, Games, Puzzle with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by Ortus

A brief interlude before I conclude my 2 part “Colour my …” review.

This is a cool little promotional feature on the Swedish Armed Forces website (seriously), that tests your mental faculties with a series of puzzles at increasing speed. You can play with 3 other random anonymous people from elsewhere in the world, or if you have 3 friends in an IM conversation or chat room, then the site allows you to generate a unique private url to share so that you can connect and play with them.

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Rapid Fire Round – Music and Rhythm

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, Music, Platform with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by Hol Lucia

Auditorium

http://www.playauditorium.com/

This superb music flash games has won a bunch of internet awards, and for good reason. Although the website only offers a free demo of this game, if I had the extra few bucks, I’d probably pay to download the rest.

Use your intuition to direct the flow of light through the music activator bars to progress to the next level. This game is more about audio and visual experience than completing goals, so you can just chill out and enjoy the music whilst exercising those brain cells a little.

It gets a little more complex when different goals come into play, for example you can attract and repel the flow light to get it to the destination or you have to fill the container with certain coloured light.

Even if you just have a play about with the demo, I’m sure you will enjoy the experience and I recommend you try it.

4/5.

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Rapid Fire Round – Bullet Hell

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Bullet Hell, Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2009 by bigpoppacreamy

Heil, fellow Flashists. It’s time for another Rapid Fire Round, and this time we’re exploring the weird little sub-genre of shoot-em-ups called denmaku, curtain fire, barrage or simply Bullet Hell. Bullet Hell was originally invented by the Japanese, who decided that videogames should not just be a form of entertainment, but some kind of brain-melting, eye-twitching Herculean goddamned quest. As the name suggests, there’s a lot of bullets on screen. Like, seriously, a lot. So much so that, compared to other shoot-em-ups, the main part of your concentration is not on shooting down enemies, but navigating a way through a ridiculous pattern of bullets. These games sometimes have complex scoring systems, based on combos or ‘grazing’ bullets (sometimes you need to be shot at a point directly at the middle of your ship, and ‘grazing’ a bullet with a wing or somesuch actually gives you more points) and are frequently unforgiving, killing you witha single hit. Unfortunately, this genre is not exactly well-represented in the Flash format, with many of these games being impossible-to-find Japanese PS2 imports that you have to remortgage your house and suck off the guy behind the game store counter in a back alley to get ahold of. However, I’ve tracked down a few that might draw your attention.

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Cursor*10

Posted in 3 stars, Games, Puzzle, Simple with tags , , , on January 12, 2009 by sarcolepsy

I’m not dead, just lazy. I’ve been playing games and not telling you about them. Sorry. I figured it was about time I brought you at the very least a short lazy review of a short simple game. So here we have Cursor*10, a short, simple game.

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Dildo Heroine

Posted in 3 stars, Adult, Music with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Hol Lucia

Welcome to the second instalment of the H-Review. Another lonely Saturday night? Don’t worry, this game will have the time just flying by.

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Story Mode

The intro is very cute and funny (and quick to skip if you just want to get that dildo action going) so I’ll briefly talk you through the story if that’s the case. Meet Muny. She’s a singer, a hot singer at that. She’s just recorded her new album and takes it in to the directors office and places it on the desk….

“What is this shit?”

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Rapid Fire Round – Running, Jumping, Climbing trees

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Beat em up, Defense, Games, Platform, Puzzle with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by bigpoppacreamy

Heil, fellow Flashists. Ben here again with a new, semi-regular feature, the Rapid Fire Round. A number of shorter reviews all based around a specific theme or genre, in this case the humble platformer. Let’s start, shall we?

Armed With Wings

Black-on-black violence has gone horribly unreported by the Liberal Media

Black-on-black violence has gone horribly unreported by the Liberal Media

First off we have Armed With Wings, a stylish monochrome platformer where you play a nameless samurai, armed with nothing more than his wits. And also a large sword and well-trained eagle. The eagle is the kicker here, you run through each level dispensing bad guys with your sword but can use your eagle to solve puzzles. flying it in front of an enemies face and then behind him can distract him while you sneak up for a sneak kill, or picking up small rocks and dropping them on buttons to render new areas accessible. It’s a good idea that’s carried off with a certain level of panache.
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Crimson Room

Posted in 3 stars, Escape the room, Puzzle with tags , , , , on November 8, 2008 by Ortus

Crimson Room is perhaps the most popular and best known of all the ‘Escape the Room’ games. Utilising first person perspective, it’s a point-and-click affair with the ultimate goal being, naturally enough, to escape the room through interaction with the objects you’ll find in there. It will be obvious how some of the items you discover are to be used, but others may leave you scratching your head a little. There are puzzles to be solved before you are getting out of this damn room.

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