A game that would be at home in an arcade cabinet beside Robotron, FORGET-ME-NOT
is a classic-style, that is to say, neon-filled, randomness-laden, bone-hard 2D maze/shooting game, with cute characters and retro effects, inspired by the Commodore game Crossroads II
and Pac-Man CE. Collect all the FLOWERS in each random, single-screen level to make the EXIT appear. Then, get the KEY and take it there to move to the next level.
The only controls are the arrow keys (or screen swipes in the iOS version). Face down a large variety of randomly-generated enemy types, and get as far as you can! You automatically shoot in front of you, but beware: your shots can wrap-around, and if they hit you they hurt! They key to playing well is grinding
: push into a wall as you sail past it to build up a charge. Charge up enough and you start glowing; while glowing, you instantly kill any enemies you touch, but if you charge to much you blow up.
. Not free: iOS [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Aug 19, 2013 -
This year marks a decade of Strong Bad Emails
, sent from Strong Bad's desk. Next to his computer sits a box of floppy discs
, often displaying game titles. If you missed those titles, the detail-oriented Homestar Runner wiki
) provides game titles, summaries, and links
. Many of the games are old computer games like Rise of the Dragon
or Miner 2049er
, and some titles are linked to Lord_Pall
's revived Home of the Underdogs
abandonware game archive. Other games have links to the Videlectrix catalog
, where you can see box art
and play some demos
. Or you can go back to the Homestar Runner wiki, and go to the list of playable Videlectrix titles
, like 50k Racewalker
) Polulation: Tire
) or Peasant's Quest
) (More previous stuff: Peasant's Quest
and Where's An Egg?
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 1, 2011 -
Let's talk about childhood toys.
A wander down memory lane, past care-bears and etch-a-sketches and barrel-o-monkeys. Warning: this site resulted in the bidding up of auctions for Weebles "Tree House"
action sets. I'd forgotten how marvelously upright they remained until I whipped their little egg-like bodies out of a second-story window onto concrete. What was your favorite childhood toy? Do you still have it, or do you have the sudden need to re-acquire it?
posted by answergrape
on Mar 21, 2003 -