Friday flash, kill 'em all
August 24, 2007 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Friday Flash Fun, Pillage the Village. Kill as many villagers as possible by throwing them in the air, easy at first, but gets pretty hard after a bit.
posted by andywolf (30 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Did General Petraeus approve this?
posted by lathrop at 9:11 AM on August 24, 2007


Man, this is just like my first tour in Vietnam!
posted by Pollomacho at 9:22 AM on August 24, 2007


I try to slam them to the ground in a nice kind of way. Its a "hearts and minds" approach.
posted by R. Mutt at 9:23 AM on August 24, 2007


I was greated as a liberator. Then I got nothing done for the rest of the day.
posted by French Fry at 9:24 AM on August 24, 2007


I inserted a comment in this thread that jokes about the game having similarities to US foreign policy.
posted by item at 9:26 AM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


duh duhnuh NUH nuh nuh nuhnuh NUH nuh nuh nuhnuh NUHH nuh NUHnuhnuhNUHHH
posted by dismas at 9:37 AM on August 24, 2007


at least, that's how I sing Ride of the Valkyries in my head
posted by dismas at 9:38 AM on August 24, 2007


I bet you guys would have some hilarious things to say about Populous!
posted by Plutor at 9:40 AM on August 24, 2007


I bet you guys would have some hilarious things to say about Populous!

LoL populaxians.
posted by Verdant at 9:44 AM on August 24, 2007


This game offers up an example of one of my least favourite game design points. It has a stupid fancy animation between each level to take you into the store that takes a few seconds to execute in each direction. When a level itself takes mere seconds to complete, why would I want to spend nearly as much time watching the between level crap?
posted by jacquilynne at 9:46 AM on August 24, 2007


Because it's all building to that grand between-levels MSN ad...
posted by item at 9:48 AM on August 24, 2007


There's a metaphor in there somewhere.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:52 AM on August 24, 2007


Personally, I think there's no better 'chucking tiny people in the air' game than Nuclear Eagle.
posted by Happy Dave at 9:54 AM on August 24, 2007


How do you kill the paratroopers?
posted by bjork24 at 9:56 AM on August 24, 2007


Click their parachutes to pop 'em.
posted by Happy Dave at 10:00 AM on August 24, 2007


Nevermind.
posted by bjork24 at 10:04 AM on August 24, 2007


am I the only one who thinks that the guys with the folding jet wings can't be killed by throwing and also can't lose their wings?
posted by shmegegge at 10:09 AM on August 24, 2007


If you don't have an instadeath skill by the time you meet the guys with the wings, you're doing something wrong.
posted by Plutor at 10:15 AM on August 24, 2007


Veteren flashbacks.......I CANT TAKE IT
posted by dnooney at 10:23 AM on August 24, 2007


at least, that's how I sing Ride of the Valkyries in my head

Any music notated in duhnuhs just sounds like Batman to me.
posted by jessenoonan at 10:35 AM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


mefi is becoming a day-old digg mirror...
posted by dopamine at 10:35 AM on August 24, 2007


Needs more Immigrant Song
posted by Smedleyman at 10:41 AM on August 24, 2007


Um, does anyone else get stuck on the ad page?
posted by Deathalicious at 10:43 AM on August 24, 2007


I got stuck on the ad page (when I had AdBlock enabled). If you just reload the page you can restart from your last save though.

Also, if you grab the red dudes while they are flying, you can hurl them into the ground and kill them that way. It's a bit tricky but you get more gold for it. Thanks, this is fun.
posted by whir at 10:58 AM on August 24, 2007


I do enjoy picking up villagers with my hands and throwing them. However, the ideology of this game confuses me. I'm already pillaging the village, but yet I'm offered three distinct "alignments", or killing methods. I'm still killing them, but somehow I'm given some kind of subjective valuation on which method I choose to kill all the innocent villagers.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:20 AM on August 24, 2007


Would someone tell me why I play these damn things?
posted by Deathalicious at 11:31 AM on August 24, 2007


The "secret" pacifist ability is "My Little Pwny."

"Summons a herd of Technicolor equines to devastate the land, herd size increases with each level. You have chosen to walk the path of pacifist, and you have been rewarded for your mercy with a sugar-coated, storybook-colored Armageddon steeped in childhood memories. Goodie."

Sounds like the author of the game isn't even very impressed with himself for that one. Oh, and the next upgrade costs 40,000. Goodness, wouldn't I just LOVE to grab 40,000 more coins.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 11:48 AM on August 24, 2007


It's far more fun to grab a house and throw that at them. It kills them pretty effectively too.

Just like real life.
posted by quin at 3:16 PM on August 24, 2007


This is touted as a prequel to Defend The Castle, and as is usually the case with prequels, it's no improvement on the original. Granted, the graphics are more detailed, but they're not better.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:02 AM on August 25, 2007


I made it to level 31, then got bored.

PS, the secret is to buy the whatsit, the Neutral thing that maximizes wealth, early on. You make money freaking fast.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:01 PM on August 25, 2007


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