Here’s some news that Sonic fans will love. After many disappointing and flawed games, Sega appears to be going back to the character’s roots. This Sonic Generations footage looks not only playable, but fun.
This funny lookin’ fella weighs just 27 pounds, has 12 legs, and can carry you around on its back if you let it.
The Land Crawler xTreme robot offers its master a ride on top of its square platform top, provided you don’t weigh more than 175 pounds.
From the warped minds at Swing Swing Submarine comes this insanely frustrating Flash game that gets its inspiration by combining the worlds of Tetris and Super Mario Bros.
The gameplay of Tuper Tario Tros. starts out just like SMB, but as you start to proceed across the platforms, you quickly find out that the Mushroom Kingdom is largely impassable due to the configuration of blocks in your way.
After the fabulous reception for Mega Man 9, it seemed inevitable that there would in turn be a Mega Man 10, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s Mega Man and Capcom has a certain penchant for tacking ever-higher numbers onto the titles of their games.
I’m not really sure what all is going on with rComplex beyond the fact that I’m certain a giant squid-thing chasing you is bad (very, very bad), but the stark, simple visuals made me stop in my tracks.
Ball-rolling just doesn’t sound that exciting. We’ve been there. We’ve done the labyrinths. But let’s not forget that ball-rolling can get crazy (and sticky), and give something a little different a chance, like the gorgeously minimalist Night Sky.
There’s a common theme in gaming that seems to revolve around parties–intrepid bands of heroes who end up together on an epic quest to save the world, and maybe enjoy a delicious sandwich or something along the way.
Lucidity, the new puzzling platformer from LucasArts, will be out later this month, but I have a feeling these charming visuals will hang around in your mind’s eye for a long time.
There’s so much to love here, from the bobbled hat and the heroine’s softly rounded face to the gorgeous light effects, and that’s even before you get to the fact that Lucidity is the product of the amazing folks at LucasArts.
Platform games can get complex, sure, but we’ve been running and jumping for a long, long time, and it gets more difficult to make creative platformers all the time. One way to change it up? Make your protagonist invisible and give him a tower to climb.
Here’s a fun concept for a video game… you’re stuck in a maze and the only way out is to puke all over the place. That’s the basic concept behind Spewer.
In this indie physics-based game from Eli Piilonen and Edmund McMillan, you play a test subject caught in a variety of devious puzzles, and your only method of escape is to barf your guts out so you can float your way out of the maze.
What if Super Mario Bros. had been a simple gray game with a cat instead of the overalled duo? It would probably look something like Cat Gets 100 Stars, which is kind of the point. But while Cat Gets 100 Stars is short on complexity at first glance, a few minutes spent poking around reveals there’s a lot more here than meets the eye.
One of the most critically acclaimed games of the last year, Braid, is getting new life in the form of a Mac release. The layered platformer was released initially last fall atop a wave of hype–and most believe Braid delivered.
I’m not sure how I missed this great video clip when it first hit the Inter-tubes. Maybe I was too busy playing video games. The clip involves a hamster shimmying his way through a maze of dark jagged tunnels in search of an exit (and no, Richard Gere had nothing to do with this).
This new iPhone / iPod Touch game looks like it could be a real blast. It’s a cartoony physics-based-platformer where you use your tiny little hands instead of your feet to make your way through the universe.
Since the New Xbox Experience launched in late November of last year, the Xbox Live Community Games service has been building up a selection of indie titles, though none is quite so weirdly named as Craig Forrester’s Johnny Platform’s Biscuit Romp.