The thought of running into a starving grizzly bear in the deep forest right before the icy chill of winter sets is pretty nerve-wracking. Some might suggest it's best to stay put and play dead when in such a scary situation; others say it's better to extend your arms and act intimidating. But what on earth are you meant to do when the bear comes charging out of the bushes driving a beat-up jalopy?
- Did you know that the best way to lure a fairy out from hiding is by collecting fireflies? Or that fairies are the key to maintaining happiness when you live in a cozy mountain villa? Ok, I didn't either, but that's the general idea behind Youda Fairy, a magical minded fantasy time-management game that will undoubtedly test your reflexes and your patience. As a new wizard in training, you're about to get handed over stewardship of an entire village, so it's time to get schooled in the ways of fairy magic mojo.
- When most grannies grow to the ripe old age where their momentum slows dramatically, their days tend to be filled with more relaxing pursuits like reading, playing cards, socializing, and napping. Not Super Granny. She gets to battle the forces of evil with blowtorches, jackhammers, and lethal handbags in order to round up her perpetually missing feline companions. Though it's much like past games in the series, Super Granny 5 continues Sandlot Games' fine tradition of lighthearted elderly empowerment and frantic platforming puzzle action.
- Downhill sledding can be an exhilarating experience, if you like high speeds, snowy thrills, and chilly weather. But for those of us who prefer to avoid the cold and stay out of harm's way, digital snowbound mayhem will suffice as a warmer, safer substitute. Muse Games' Extreme Sledding certainly offers some virtual tree-lined slopes to haphazardly zip down on a rusty toboggan. Whether or not the game's small handful of levels will deliver anything more than a few fleeting moments of fun really depends on how bored you are.
- For five years, busybody waitress and restaurant entrepreneur Flo has been corralling customers and keeping their stomachs full of greasy goodness. But modern times have made the public more health-conscious and acutely aware of their rapidly expanding waistlines. Flo's attempt to keep up with the changing times backfires in Diner Dash 5: BOOM! Judging from our recent hands-on time with the game, we can safely say the fifth main entry in the Diner Dash series is going to be the wildest and funniest yet.
- The first thing that tends to come to mind when the topic of auto shops, fancy cars, and mechanics comes up is the stereotypical image of greasy dudes in grimy overalls with their noses buried under the hood of a hot rod. The fact Dream Cars instead stars two sisters whose entrepreneurial spirit and love of fast cars, racing, and building street machines from spare parts rivals that of even the most testosterone-addled motor enthusiast is incredibly refreshing.
- It's getting to the point where tower defense games are so common these days that it takes something really special to make one stand out from the pack. With its straightforward military theme and basic presentation, SNAFU Tower Defense is about as dull and nondescript as they come. Despite all that, it manages to scrape together some rock-solid tower defense gameplay that's quite challenging. The situation may seem normal, but it definitely gets all fudged up pretty quickly.
- They say a clean desk is a sign of a sick mind, but what if your work surface is swarming with malevolent creepy crawlies? When the prospect of cleaning your desk is far less exciting than defending it from a virtual battleground full of persistent invaders, it's time to ignore your clutter piling up around you and boot up your computer. Desktop Defender, the Facebook version of the popular Desktop Tower Defense game, puts you in charge of mounting an organized defense of your blessed mess.