Jun 11 - Jun 17
No, I'm not a bad gamer! In fact I've got twitchy fingers from playing hardcore games, but no other freeware game ever since N, has pushed me to the limits like this game. The game can be quite frustrating but you just can't get enough of it every single time that you play. It's so impressively addictive and challenging that you will be glued to your seat and won't budge until you complete a level. I promised myself that by the time I fire up to play for my 250th retry, I would feature it here, and here I am!
Super Crate Box
Gameplay: Grabbing crates was never this difficult! In Super Crate Box, your objective is just to get hold of the crates that appear one-by-one on the multi-layered platforms in each level. Sorry to disappoint you, but it's not as effortless as it seems!
The Enemies: During the quest you'll have to dodge or kill various enemies who fall from the top and move along the platforms and finally gets engulfed in a fire in the middle of the lowest platform. If you choose to simply dodge these monsters to leave them for their fate waiting at the bottom, you're in trouble. These creatures don't actually die in the fire, they get reincarnated as a red demon of themselves and with all their rage, their speed increases multifold and this is when all hell breaks loose. To add to this intensity, the number of enemies you'll have to face increases with time, so you're forced to shoot'n'kill them before they fall into the fire, to sustain each level.
The Crates: Grabbing each crate is not for the sole purpose of finishing a level, each crate has a hidden random weapon that you can use against your enemies. As you reach certain milestones while grabbing these crates, a new weapon gets unlocked which tends to be more destructive, but you have to be strategically clever as weapons are of wide scope, forcing you to switch tactics. This makes the game all the more fun and intriguing. Also each time you die, the counter to this milestone isn't reset, which prevents a lot of frustration and will push yourself to replay the game.
This is one 2D platformer with sweet pixelated graphics, arcade styled gameplay with crazy and addictive soundtrack, multiple unlocks and loads of replay value. It's a shame if you havn't played it yet!
Happy Gaming! See you next week...