|Prototype ||X-0ut||Shoot 'em up||19.1 MB||Click here to download|
Don't be misled by the name, Prototype is no half-finished effort. Featuring a pod that you can use to direct your shots, the game only showcases one level but it's long enough satisfy most shooter veterans.
There are quite a number of power-ups to collect, which is always an added bonus.
|Gravity Hook HD ||Adam Atomic, Daniel Baranowsky, Adam Saltsman||Action/Arcade||Browser||Click here to play|
Gravity Hook HD is an updated remake of the original Gravity Hook game, featuring artwork designed for higher screen resolutions, gameplay rebalancing, new elements, Twitter support, and remixes of the original soundtrack plus new songs by partner Danny Baranowsky.
Reaching the 500m goal to unlock the first Gravity Hook build is easily attainable, but the game does get pretty hard past that point as just about every mine is placed even more sporadically than in the lower levels.
|MSOIDS ||cactus||Shoot 'em up||2.78 MB||Click here to download|
MSOIDS is a simple arcade shooter with the mouse and keyboard implemented as part of it's control scheme. Rapid fire is activated by holding down the left mouse button, though this is only temporary as shot frequency begins to whittle down when used for a prolonged period of time. Press the enter key to start a game, and tap the space key to change colors. The W, A, S and D keys can be used to move your craft around. An online high score submission feature is included.
|Shift 3 ||Antony Lavelle||Platformer||Browser||Click here to play|
Shift 3 is a new sequel to the series of platformers created by Antony Lavelle, featuring more twisted puzzles based on the idea of shifting dimensions. Use the cursor keys to move your character, and press the space key to jump. The left shift key can be used to switch positions.
The story starts off with a feeling of familiarity but quickly turns into an open-ended adventure with multiple paths to explore. Expect to find a couple of secret passages and areas during your attempt to escape from the laboratory. You will also need to collect all four newspaper clippings to acquire the best ending.
|Clockwiser ||Ishisoft||Puzzle||4.45 MB||Click here to download|
The objective of Clockwiser is basically to rotate blocks belonging to the section on the left so that they match the ones shown on the right. This can only be done by drawing rectangles and moving them along it's edges, with the pull of gravity in effect at all times.
Special blocks will be introduced at a steady pace, and there are just enough configurable options to please both geniuses and beginners. An unlimited undo feature has been included, plus the doodle city is a blast to play around with.
|Typhoon 2001 ||Thorsten Kuphaldt||Shoot 'em up||3.09 MB||Click here to download|
Anyone familiar with Tempest would definitely be interested in Thorsten's Typhoon 2001. Use the left and right arrow keys to move the ship around the stage, and hold the space key to shoot. A superzapper can be used by pressing the enter key. Avoid spikes when warping to the next level.
Not a standard vertical or horizontal shooter but quite simply one of the best freeware Tempest remake yet. Ace, indeed.
|Hoshi Saga ||Yoshio Ishii, Nekogames||Puzzle||Browser||Click here to play|
Hoshi Saga is a brain teaser consisting of thirty-six stages in total, each with the same objective of discovering stars which are cleverly hidden by the author. No instructions are given, and players are expected to solve puzzles by experimenting with the elements found in every stage.
|Soup ver 0.9 ||Yaruhara||Adventure||7.72 MB||Click here to download|
Soup ver 0.9 is a production loosely based on LSD, a trippy dream recollection available only on the Playstation console. Choose the first option to play in full screen mode. A different part of the adventure is unlocked for each new game attempted by the player.
Hold the left shift key to look around, and touch a wall to exit any room. Describing the game any further is equivalent to providing possible spoilers.
|Cho Ren Sha 68K ||Famibe No Yosshin||Shoot 'em up||0.89 MB||Click here to download|
Another excellent freeware shmup from Japan, Cho Ren Sha 68K will definitely please fans of the genre with it's frantic old school gameplay.
Everything you'd expect to see in a shooter is there. The high score table actually uses classic arcade shmup names!
|Samorost ||Amanita Design||Adventure||Browser||Click here to play|
In Samorost, the player interacts with the world with simple mouse clicks directing a small, white-clad humanoid with a little cap and brown boots. The object of the game is to avert a collision of the gnome's world and an incoming world.