Weekend Download №131
Meta challenge! If you can choose the game featured below that's clearly better than the others, you win the meta game! Too bad that's impossible, 'cause all of the games are extraordinary pieces of gaming art. :-P
Zombie Movie (Windows, 6.9MB, free) - One of the precious rare games that does something different with the zombie horde arena shooter genre. The premise is you're starring in a movie about zombies. These zombies are pretty realistic, though, so the stakes are real. Move around with the [arrow] keys and fire with [Z]. Stay near the helicopter's shadow to earn bonus points and have quick access to health and ammo refills, which you'll need quite often. The longer your survive, the tougher the enemies get. Such a great idea for a game, and it's loads of arcade-style fun, too.
LinePatterns (Windows, 2.3MB, free) - A different sort of puzzle game that uses abstract repetition and patterns to provide challenge. Using the [arrow] keys, your goal is to fill as much of the black space as you can with colored lines. Each time you press a direction, a line of the highlighted color is drawn, its length dependant upon the number on its box. Selected lines cycle in an endless loop, so all you have to do is keep yourself out of a corner and you'll do just fine. It's sort of similar to the classic Snake game in a way...
Action Fist (Windows, 5.6MB, free) - 2D platforming and shooting at its best, Action Fist is an excellent throwback to 16-bit games of old. Featuring both single and multiplayer co-op, take control of your gun-toting character and jump into the enemy-infested levels to get your scarf back! Enemies come in several colors, and in order to exploit their weakness, you must gather colored weapons and switch on-the-fly. It's a puzzle-like element that fits surprisingly well in the action game, leaving you wanting more after every level.
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows Vista and are virus-free. Mac users should try Boot Camp, Parallels, or CrossOver Games to play Windows titles, Linux users can use Wine. If you know of a great game we should feature, use the Submit link above to send it in!