April 9, 2011 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Friday Saturday Flash Fun: Lesbian Spider Queens of Mars, by Auntie Pixelante.
posted by egypturnash (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I tried, but it just made me want to play a proper game of Wizard of Wor.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:33 PM on April 9, 2011

You had me at lesbians and lost me at flash.
posted by cjorgensen at 3:27 PM on April 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

I was sort of tangentially aware of the blog beforehand, but it's really, really good. Thanks for the link.
posted by codacorolla at 3:36 PM on April 9, 2011

[adult swim] games never load for me in Firefox. I don't have that problem at any other flash game websites.
posted by straight at 3:50 PM on April 9, 2011

Damn. How did you know I was high?
posted by chairface at 3:56 PM on April 9, 2011

She's a great blogger. Can't wait to play this.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:33 PM on April 9, 2011

I like Pixelante a lot, but I couldn't get into this, for some reason. Possibly a gameplay thing, possibly that it did feel a bit... well, a bit too (albeit knowingly) like the "adult games" of the 8-bit era. Nice to see a voice credit for Daphny David, though.
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:51 AM on April 10, 2011

This is probably the most addictive and grin-inducing flash game I've ever played. It has the same kind of aggressive demeanor that made Black Knight 2000 such an awesome pinball table (which BK/BK2K were surely stealing from arcade titles like Wor), and the kind of fear-inducing moments I've rarely seen in a game this simple (especially when the slaves speed up, when I suddenly feel the way I do in the middle of a ground mission in X-Com that is about to turn very wrong). It's not just the basic desperation thrill of other similar arcade titles, it hits some emotional buttons. But maybe it helps that I wasn't old enough to experience first-hand the scene and the cultural moment the game is aping.

The level design and enemy programming are basically perfect, and I can't imagine wanting to play Wizard of Wor after pushing into the deeper levels of this game. It deserves to be put into cabinets and released into the wild.
posted by waterunderground at 1:56 PM on April 11, 2011

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