June 30th, 2011
This month’s mix of mashups made for many intriguing mixtures (please excuse the shameless alliteration). All sorts of genres, ideas, and mechanics were smashed together from tower defense to tetris to action platforming. Often when this kind of combining and reworking goes on some very interesting gameplay can emerge, and that was no exception for this month’s mishmash of crazy ideas!
Let’s check out what’s brewing in these 11 games:
Really fun mix of tower defense and sort of action platforming, lots of interesting design questions here that could be explored further! Also educational, what more can you ask for?
Interesting mix of tower defense and almost action rpg. It’s well fleshed out, fun to play, and brutally hard!
Hunt for treasure, evade treasure stealing skulls, manipulate mystical magnets. Definitely some clever ideas at work here!
Bookworm meets Tetris, drop blocks and spell words. A fun and delicate balance between trying to find and spell words and lining up new blocks for new potential words.
Interesting combo where the ghosts from Pacman are replaced by an ever growing zombie horde. Gives Pacman a whole new feel!
Pretty cool mashup of two games, and I’m a fan of tube path connection type games. I’d like to see this refined and continued further!
A very tough blend of death match arena and car racing, reminds me a little of a 2D Twisted Metal. I’d like to see the car aspect fleshed out a bit more!
A strange platformer with lots of different elements to explore, move, eat, push…
There’s so much mashing up going on here it’s off the hook, it’s a turn based boat racing fishing golf game!
It’s got hippies, words, and feels a little like scrabble meets a crossword puzzle.
While not available to play at the time of this writing, the video sure looks cool. Navigate a world using a visual representation of sound!