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It’s time for Free Games Friday, ignoring that this is being posted very early Saturday morning. Today I have three (!) games for your enjoyment.

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I’m kind of cheating on this first game, because it’s actually a two for one. Enough Plumbers is a puzzle platformer that pays homage to everyone’s favourite princess saving plumber. In this game however, any time you touch a coin you spawn a new plumber, until eventually the screen is filled with them. Using these various bodies, you have to navigate the various challenges, reaching the flag. It’s extremely fun and a lot harder than it sounds! You can find the first game here, and the recently released sequel, Enough Plumbers 2, is right here.

Speaking of princesses….

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Sorry Mario Bros. takes the concept and flips it on it’s head, giving the damsel in distress the ability to jump, and thus allowing herself to rescue herself. Recreating three of the original Super Mario Bros. levels, this time you play them in reverse. While the game isn’t perfect (it was created over the course of two weeks), it’s a fun experiment in taking old games and flipping them on their head, which has become almost a genre in itself. This particular game can be found here.

Finally, how’s your math skill?

thehighroad

This final game doesn’t really relate to the other games, but it’s just too good for me to not post as soon as I possibly can. In this game, named The High Road, you play as a janitor. The place where you work (I haven’t beaten the game yet so I don’t know very much), which appears to be some form of insurance agency, has been devastated on the inside. You travel through the building, trying to determine what happened (while cleaning up some of the mess along the way). Featuring a cast of fairly interesting characters, and a math based (yes, you read that right) combat system, this is an extremely interesting and fresh take on the RPG genre. If you’re a fan of RPG games, then you should enjoy this one, even with it’s strange and unusual combat system. You can download the game here.

That’s all for this week folks, tune in next week, where I’ll hopefully be on time.

Welcome to Free Games Friday, posted two days late because I was out of town.

 

This week I’m only going to be highlighting one game.

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Now I know what you’re thinking. Yes, this game is hardly an unknown title. Super Mario Bros. Crossover (which recently released an updated version, featuring difficulty levels and what can only be described as  a “metric crapton” of characters) was the brainchild of one Jay Pavlina, ocassional LPer and now full time game developer. You can play the latest version of Super Mario Bros. Crossover on his site, ExplodingRabbit.com (for those of you who are eager to get straight to the game, here’s a direct link to the game).

 

With that out of the way, I’ve decided that for this week I’m also going to use my designated weekly article to get the word out on a project that is currently in the works, and as you might have guessed, it’s closely tied to this week’s featured game.

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The Ladies and Gentlemen of Exploding Rabbit have been working on their own game, a spiritual successor of sorts for Super Mario Bros. Crossover, titled Super Retro Squad. After a modestly successful Kickstarter campaign, the team have been working quite diligently on the game, and from the screen shots and pre-alpha footage, I can personally say that my hopes are pretty high. My main purpose for talking about this is because work on the game is going slower than anticipated, and they have opened up a donation drive in order to help expediate the process of making the game. If you like Super Mario Bros. Crossover, then consider checking out their Super Retro Squad page and if you like what you see, then feel free to drop them a couple dollars if you are so inclined.

 

That’s all for this (late) edition of Free Games Friday, stay tuned for more!