The Splitting Chapter 2

There are great games because of their unique gameplay mechanics, there are some that are great because of the very engaging story, and then there’s The Splitting. The Splitting is a game that puts both elements together to make one great game, although the story and setting can be a bit weird (not the bad type of weird, mind you), this a game that will leave you stumped while also making you want to play more.

The Splitting Chapter 2 is the 2nd instalment to The Splitting series of games. The game continues where the first game left off, so if you would like to know more, I highly suggest playing the first game (playing it will make the game easier to understand). Chapter 2 is a mystery adventure / object finding and puzzle solving game that lets you play as the main protagonist of the series, Daniel, who lost his reflection and is trying to find out why he lost it in the first place. In the events of the first game, he finds out that there is a whole different world beyond the mirror and certain events that happen in the other world affects the other. In your journey, you will meet a whole bunch of people in both worlds that will help you out in finding more information about your reflection.
Take on a whole new world in The Splitting Chapter 2 as you are thrown into an unknown place filled with mystery and puzzles that you’ll have to solve to get back your reflection, along with your sanity. If you’ve been looking for a great game with a lot of thinking to do and a very good story to follow, then this game is a great one to start with

Wheely 8

Wheely has been on a roll (yes, the pun was intended!) for a few years now, and we now have an 8th game, and this comes to us with not too much of a surprise as we all know one great game just deserves another sequel, right? Wheely 8 brings back all that puzzle game love that all the other games have brought us, and this time, it’s an out of this world adventure (literally!)

Wheely 8 is the 8th instalment of the ever popular Wheely series of puzzle games (see here and here). You take control of a little red car that just wants to get on with his own little life, but trouble always seems to be on his tail. This time, he goes camping with his girlfriend when just out of nowhere, a UFO crash lands in front of them and is now in need of his help. Take on the grand adventure of fixing their ship and helping them find their way home, all in the hope of actually getting the camping thing started. The game is pretty simple. Your car-acter (see what I did there?) will be on one side of the screen, and a goal will be on the other side (usually denoted by a flag). You will need your trusty mouse to play the game. You will use your cursor to point on different objects in the game, and then use the left mouse button to interact with any objects available to use. You also click on your character to make him move forward if he is stationary, or stop if he is moving. You will be solving all types of puzzles to ensure that he reaches the goal safely. In each level, there will also be 2 challenges each. The first one is to find a little wheel hidden within the level, it can be part of the background, or sometimes will have a few extra quirks to it before you can find it (one of the levels will have you clicking on birds to actually find it), and the other challenge is to find a little red car (same as you, but much smaller) the same way you would find a hidden wheel. Whenever you find something hidden, just click it to collect it.
Wheely 8 is a very good game with a lot of replay value thanks to the challenges on each level. Will you be able to finish your camping trip? Find out in Wheely 8!

On Fire

Quick! The village needs their bonfire lit and you are the only one that can set it on fire! Oh, wait, you’ll light it using the fire that is spreading across your own body. That doesn’t sound too good, but hey, at least you burn in dignity, right?

On Fire is a platform / puzzle game that lets you play as a villager that needs to light a bonfire for the village using his own body as a torch. You’ll take control of a guy who is literally on fire and running towards the village. You can control your burning person by using the arrow keys to point to which direction he’ll be running to. The left and right arrow keys will make him move left or right (he’ll always move forward to wherever he’s facing, by the way) and the up arrow key will make him jump. Hold the up arrow key for a higher jump. The space bar will make your character throw the fire forward until it hits another person that will then become the new torch. The goal is to make sure the fire reaches the bonfire at the end of each level. You’ll do this by going through pits and obstacles, sometimes even waterfalls and dinosaurs, until your reach your destination. If the fire is thrown and there is no one there to catch it, then you will have to re-start and try again. Anything in your way, like trees and other flammable things, should also be burned down along the way (you can do this by simply going through them).
Always remember that when you are on fire, you should stop, drop, and roll. Let’s make this game an exception, though, as we need this fire to burn as long as possible so we can ignite our bonfire. If you’ve been wanting to play a funny little game about flames, then On Fire is the way to go.

Knight Trap

The princess of the land will marry the first knight to get to her castle. Sweet! Looks like all the knights in the kingdom has started running towards the castle. Oops! It’s a trap by the most sadistic princess ever! Knight Trap is a game about a princess luring all the knights in the realm into her castle filled with booby traps and other stuff to set them on cages. Will you also fall for this trap or will you help your fellow knights survive this horrific incident?

Knight Trap is a platform game that puts you in the shoes of the only knight that was actually smart enough to check his steps first before marching in to a castle filled with traps. Your job is to save each and every one of the stupid knights that got reeled in just because a princess suddenly said that she will marry the first one to reach her castle. In any case, you’ll have your wit and physical prowess to help you out. Each level will have different traps laid out to stop your progress, and you’ll have to avoid all of them to rescue all the prisoners. You can control your knight by using the arrow keys. Pressing the left and right arrow keys will make your knight move left and right, respectively. Pressing the up arrow key will make your knight jump, and holding the up arrow key will make you jump slightly higher as opposed to just tapping it. You will need to bring a certain number of knights to the top of each level to proceed, and you will also have just a certain number of knights available to you (usually around 2 or 3 more than what you need to bring to the top) so always be careful.
Will you be able to help everyone out of this predicament while also being the first one to reach the top of the castle? Let’s hope that princess is a hot one so we won’t feel like our efforts were wasted, right? Knight Trap is a great platformer so if you were online to find one, then this is a great game to start with.

Dynamons 2

Pokemon became a worldwide hit around the 90’s when the first few games for the Gameboy came out, and their popularity is wildly increasing up until now, so you should expect a lot of other people trying to jump on that popularity with their own version of the creature catching and battling game. Enter Dynamons 2, a game filled with cute little creatures that you can use to battle other creatures or trainers with the same creatures to become stronger.

Dynamons 2

Dynamons (you can find the first one here) is an role playing, breeding, adventure game that takes place in a world where there are wild creatures everywhere that you can either capture and train for yourself or battle to gain experience for your own creatures so they can become stronger and be able to battle even stronger creatures. The game is simple and, although not quite unique, has its own little quirks that make it a good game. The game starts you off with a tutorial on how to battle other creatures. You’ll have your partner on your side of the screen and your opponent on the other side. You’ll have an HP bar that will go down as you take hits, and this bar reaching zero will mean your pet has fainted and can no longer battle until healed, which goes the same for your opponent. You’ll have a choice of attacks under your HP bar which you’ll need to click to unleash. You will need to strategize your attacks as some of the stronger attacks will have a cooldown before it can be used again. Once the battle is over, the winner gets experience points and a bit of money. Every time a battle ends, you are taken to a world map where you can prepare your next step. You have access to a shop where you can buy items for battle (like potions), and you can choose who to battle next. When battle a wild Dynamon, you can either defeat it for experience, or capture it to add to your roster of Dynamons. The choice is yours as you find the best way to be the top Dynamon trainer in all the land in Dynamons 2!

Brave Shorties 2

Despite the overwhelmingly huge amount of action strategy games around the web, it’s a bit hard to find a game that can attract a crowd, since a lot of the games now are bland or ripoffs from other games. Brave Shorties 2 is a great take on the genre and uses cute sprites for the characters, as well.

Brave Shorties 2 is, as mentioned, an action strategy game with a bit of a resource management element. The game is pretty simple as there aren’t too many controls to use aside from your cursor to point to the different options on the screen, including skills when on the battlefield and the buy and sell options in the team setup screen. Despite being a very simple game to look at, it’s a very deep game when it gets to the battlefield. In any case, before you get to the field, you’ll be at the team setup screen where you’ll have to setup your team that will head out to fight. You’ll have only two options during the start of the game, which is the warrior with good attack and defence but can only attack while they are in the front of the field and the archers that has a slightly lower attack and a very low defence but can attack from anywhere on your formation. Your formation screen will show you where you can put warriors, and it’s a bit of a weird set up, but you can put warriors anywhere that you’ve unlocked in one huge square (you can even stack warriors). Once you are done with the formation, you send them out to battle. The melee attacking warriors can only attack people in front of them, so if you stacked them on top of another warrior, anyone below them cannot be attacked by that warrior, so planning beforehand is a huge factor in this game. Will you survive through the skirmish and defend your land, or will you let those nasty monsters take over? Find out in Brave Shorties 2!

Trollface Quest Video Game edition

Have you ever been trolled so hard that you wanted to punch someone in the face? Well, if you have, then you should be ready for more trolling in Trollface quest. If the title doesn’t tell you enough about the game, then you might be reading it wrong. Enter an epic quest in different worlds (mostly video game worlds) just to troll all the different people in it (including you).

Trollface Quest Video Game edition

Trollface Quest Video Game is a per-instance puzzle game that lets you play as the trollface guy as he goes through multiple video game universes to troll everyone and everything he encounters. The game plays like a hidden object game, except in this game, you will be looking for anything on the current screen to troll everyone else to finish a level. For example, in the universe of Assassin’s Creed, you will need to anger the Templars by trolling them, and then troll them again by using the classic hide-in-the-haystack trick. Trolled! The controls are very easy to learn since all you will ever need is your mouse. You can move your cursor to any item you want to interact with and use the left mouse button to interact with that item. You can also use a swiping motion by holding the left mouse button on items or parts of the screen and dragging it to whichever direction you need. There will be instances where you’ll need to be a bit familiar with the universe you are in to be able to solve that puzzle, so knowing a lot about other video games will be a clear advantage in this game.

Are you ready to troll and get trolled? Trollface quest is a very fun (as well as funny) game and is worth the time you’ll be investing in it. There’s a few times when it becomes really hard, most especially if you are unfamiliar with the video game universe, but the fun factor is still there. If you want a fun little game you can put down and come back to at any time, this Trollface Quest game is a great game to play.

Cat in Japan

Hidden object games are pretty fun sometimes, but they do get boring after a while since all you’ll ever need to do is find something in a static picture, and that’s it. Cat in Japan is like a hidden object game, but what makes it a great game is that it’s no ordinary find-this-item type of game, but is also like a room escape game where you use your wits to finish the game. In Cat in Japan, you’d have to find all the sushi in the Japanese house you are in while solving all the puzzles, too!

Cat in Japan

Cat in Japan is a hidden object game with a room escape feel to it, and it’s one of the best combinations of genres ever. You start off with nothing but the greeting which includes the only instruction you’ll get in the game, which is to find all the 20 sushis in the entire house. All you’ll ever need to use is your mouse in this game, which makes it a very simple to control game. You can use the cursor to point to objects and use the left mouse button to interact with objects that can be either used, changed, lifted, or collected. You will also be using the left mouse button to pick up anything you find useful, including the sushis you’ll need to find. Some of the sushis will be in plain sight, while some will be hidden behind other objects, so you’ll have to shake them, lift them, or remove them to find the hidden prize behind them. There will also be areas where you should solve puzzles to be able to continue, but don’t worry, all of the clues and answers to all the puzzles will be in the house, it’ll just be up to you to find and decipher each and every one of them.

While the difficulty of the game isn’t all that hard, the excitement of solving the puzzles and finding all the sushi is still a great way to keep playing this game. And even though there is no replay value to this game, you should still play it as it is such an enjoyable game and is definitely a good game to play if you like hidden object and puzzle games. Cat in Japan is a must play even if you don’t really like the genre.

Adventure Time: Apple Fetch

Just because a game was designed for kids, it doesn’t mean it’s a game meant to be played by just kids, especially if it’s an Adventure Time game (I mean, the larger part of this show’s audience are adults). Adventure Time: Apple Fetch is a game based on the popular kid’s show and is also based on one of the most popular old school games, Snake. Get ready for more Finn and Jake in this great classic with the Adventure Time twist!

Apple Fetch

Adventure Time: Apple Fetch is a game based on Snake, the game that was popularized by some of the oldest cellphones we have, is now being given a new look, and it’s in the form of our 2 goofy heroes, Finn the Human and Jake the dog. Finn is out on one of his famous adventures again, and along with Jake, they’ll be collecting all the treasures they can, along with any apples they can eat, too. The game can be controller fairly simply, and this can be done by using only the arrow keys on your keyboard to move to the four directions, which would be up, down, left, and right. You control Jake to move around and try to take all the treasures that you can. In the first few stages, collecting just the treasure is fine, but once apples come into play, getting a perfect in a level can only happen when you collect all of the apples before you collect all of the treasures. Once you collect all of the treasures, the level will end and any apples left over will not be added to your score, so you’d have to start all over. The levels will get harder and harder, as there would be some levels that would need a specific pattern of movement to actually complete everything.

Adventure Time: Apple Fetch is a great little old school game with a very modern twist and is such a great game that I found it hard to really put the game down. Although snake is a great game on its own, adding the “level” thing which lets a game end in just a few seconds is a great addition as this lets you play without getting bored of one game. This is a must play and should not be missed out!

Polar Opposites

Fast paced, action oriented puzzle games, anyone? Yes, please! Polar Opposites is here to satisfy your puzzle game craving with a bit of blood pumping adrenaline gameplay that isn’t a common feat for games like this. Enter a world of metals and magnets that help you open doors and escape a lot of the traps and enemies in each room you enter.

Polar Opposites is a puzzle game with a bit of fast paced action mixed in. You play as a magnet that is thrown into a dungeon with different rooms. Your goal is to get out by moving through rooms by opening each room’s door to the next room. There’s going to be different ways to open the rooms, and this is where your witty puzzle solving skills come into play. You see, being a magnet, there will be some stuff that you will be attracting and some stuff that you will be using that to your advantage (or disadvantage, whichever comes first). The different rooms will have a few different rules, too, like some rooms will need you to collect all the coins for the door to open, some will require all switches to be flipped, and some will require both. There will also be rooms with enemies in the form of spike balls and traps that you either attract or deflect due to your magnetic personality. These will make it harder to solve the puzzles in each room as you’ll have to both think and move around to stay alive as you try to move to the next room. All you’ll ever need to play, by the way, is just the arrow keys to move around.

This game is all aout fast moves and fast thinking to stay alive and keep progressing. If you’re having a hard time, then practice a bit more. You’ll be starting from the first room, but you’ll be smarter and faster the next time around, right? If you’re looking for a game that mixes quick thinking, then Polar Opposites is a great game to go with.