Weekend Download №234
Weekend Download is back! Because there's always one more game we'd like to share, our weekly indie freeware round-up (well, mostly freeware) has returned, supplying you with more options than the usual "cut the lawn" or "spend time with your family"!
Megaman Unlimited (Windows, free) - A completely free and completely faithful fan game that emulates the style of old Mega Man games. Seriously, it's like traveling back to the NES era because you forgot to play one of the original releases. Eight new robot masters are waiting for you, including Tank Man, Yo-Yo Man, Comet Woman and Rainbow Man, each with their own weapons to collect and stages to fight through. Rush is along for the ride with a few new abilities as well! There's a save and load function so you don't have to fuss with passwords, but be warned that the difficulty of Megaman Unlimited is as high as the games it was based on. Translation: you will rage quit.
Tessalation (Windows, free) - Tessalation is a single player co-op adventure that's all about messing with the flow of time. Tessa is a bit of an unusual girl. Her head is a cube, for starters, but she also has the ability to travel through time. That probably doesn't make her very popular at school, but since Tessa can do pretty much anything she wants by making time-shifted copies of herself, who needs a crummy friend?! It's a short, challenging and surprisingly impressive game, especially once you realize you have to play basketball with your own time clones!
Sword of the Stars: The Pit (Windows, demo) - Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a turn-based RPG that borrows a lot from classic roguelike games. Instead of dragons and goblins and potions, though, The Pit takes place in a sci-fi universe with security stations, robots, and assault rifles! There are 30 levels to fight through, each stuffed with monsters, items, traps and, well, more monsters. But don't lose heart! The Pit is all about seeing how long you can survive. There's even a tasty DLC expansion titled The Pit: Mindgames, just in case the main game wasn't punishing enough!
Mr. Kitty Saves the World (Windows, free) - Ready to rage? Mr. Kitty Saves the World is ready, too. This game is an endless runner. You're running from a giant kitty. You jump over things so you can stay away from kitty's open mouth. While you're running the screen does crazy glitchy things, and most of the sound effects were ripped directly out of that nightmare you once had where you were trapped in the dishwasher with John Tesh and Yanni. Have fun.
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows 7 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!