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1:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Free PC game Ripple Dot Zero is Sonic mixed with Strider

It's a pretty slow weekend. Why not kill an hour or two by playing this freeware Flash game just released yesterday? Ripple Dot Zero by Pixeltruss is an homage to the super awesome Genesis years of my youth. Taking its cues ...

Tony Ponce



Put on your ninja shoes, N v2.0 is playable now photo
Put on your ninja shoes, N v2.0 is playable now
by Darren Nakamura

By now, we've seen the big reveals of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and I can safely declare a winner: PC. Why? Because just a few days ago, Metanet Software released a huge update to its diabolical ninja platformer N, aptly titled N v2.0. The kicker? It's totally free.

The update features new levels and an improved level editor, as well as the promise of "FUN-lockables," which can only be awesome judging by their name. You can play the browser version of N v2.0 on Kongregate, or download it from the game's official site.

N version 2.0 released by Metanet Software, adds local multiplayer, level sharing [Polygon]

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1:45 PM on 05.15.2013

Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies gets a Japanese web demo

Capcom has finally slapped a proper localized title onto Ace Attorney 5, hereby known as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and will be bringing it out West this fall. Unfortunately, it will be an eShop-only relea...

Tony Ponce



Notch's new game screws with your head in the best way photo
Notch's new game screws with your head in the best way
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Notch's new game is called Drop, and it's a simple little speed typing game that you can play right in your browser. Well it starts off simple enough, but then things quickly change and you start to doubt your typing skills as you fail over and over again.

Basically, imagine Super Hexagon as a typing game. Notch says Terry Cavanagh's game was an inspiration for Drop, along with the ending of Fez, and his own ceiling. The time you have to type out letters decreases the longer you go, and missing a character increases speeds even more. How long can you last?

@Notch [Twitter, via Game Informer]

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1:30 PM on 04.29.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Rhythm Doctor

For this week's mind teaser we're not just using our brains, we're using our ears. Rhythm Doctor on Newgrounds challenges players to participate in the tunes at specific moments to progress, with an interesting (bizarre) spin...

Tom Fronczak



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner
by Tony Ponce

Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this darling fan tribute, Crossover is a tile-for-tile remake of Super Mario Bros. but with the ability to swap Mario out for a number of NES heroes, like Link, Bill Rizer, Simon Belmont, or Mega Man. The game was later expanded with more characters plus graphical skins to emulate the look of other NES, SNES, and Game Boy games.

Version 3.0, scheduled for some time in May or June, will introduce all new stages taken from Super Mario Bros. Special, an obscure Japanese exclusive for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1 home computers. There will also be rearranged stage layouts depending on your selected difficulty, so what was once a leisurely bridge stroll over a crystal clear lake could now be a perilous platforming challenge across a molten pool of lava.

Finally, I'd like to remind you that Exploding Rabbit is also working on an original title called Super Retro Squad, which is essentially Crossover just with new characters directly inspired by the NES stars. Once 3.0 is out and about, development on SRC will most certainly kick into high gear.

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Trailer [Exploding Rabbit]

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5:00 AM on 04.17.2013

Go punch a bunch of planets in Planet Punch

Planet Punch sees you as this mass of energy that steals the planet Earth, beats up our Sun, then goes around the galaxy punching the shit out of everything with the Earth. Yup, you guessed it, this is totally an Adult Swim g...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 AM on 04.15.2013

Robot Unicorn Attack goes retro

I'll talk about Robot Unicorn Attack any chance I can get. I do have to say though, I'm surprised it's taken this long for a retro version of the hit runner game to happen. Still, it's as a fun as ever with you collecting fai...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 04.11.2013

I-Mockery's next game is Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla

Last year, fans of I-Mockery's irreverent brand of pop culture humor were treated to Abobo's Big Adventure, a mashup of all things NES starring the muscle-bound Double Dragon boss Abobo. As hilarious as Abobo's Big Adventure ...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 04.11.2013

In which you date a ukulele-playing T-rex named Taira

I think we're all pretty familiar with dating sims. They're typically really cute, but mostly they're pretty erotic. Admit it, we've all played them before just to see what they were about and most of the time they're not tha...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 04.01.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: The Guardian

It's a little too short, a little too simple, a little tedious, and doesn't have enough music, but that's still not stopping me from declaring that The Guardian on Newgrounds is one of the best simple pixel art games I've eve...

Tom Fronczak







Review: Super House of Dead Ninjas photo
Review: Super House of Dead Ninjas
by Fraser Brown

After climbing down 350 floors of traps, monsters, and ninja ghosts, not to mention the extra levels seemingly without end, I've come to one conclusion: I should never become a ninja. Sure, I should have known that before I even started playing Super House of Dead Ninjas, but it's nice to have confirmation.

I've died a lot. Countless times, really. Not enough to earn the achievement "Dedication," which one gets for dying a whooping 1000 times, but that achievement should tell you that this is a game about living for mere minutes. Thankfully, those minutes are filled with blood-soaked joy, certainly enough so that dusting one's self off and starting again isn't too great a chore.

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10:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Huebrix

I love games that find complexity by exploring simplicity. This flash game does a great job of stripping down the fill-a-grid color maze genre, and it continually adds new path manipulation puzzle concepts along the way. I wi...

Tom Fronczak

10:30 PM on 03.04.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Kingdom Rush

You poor, poor gamer soul. It's getting late and you were just about to sign off and go to bed. Then you checked the new Monday Mind Teaser. You fool. It's no secret that this is one of the most addicting flash games ever mad...

Tom Fronczak

11:30 AM on 02.25.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Museum of Thieves

I found this game before I knew it was associated with a preteen dystopian adventure novel, and while The Keepers trilogy is far from being the next Harry Potter craze, it still looks like it could be a good gift for your you...

Tom Fronczak

3:00 PM on 11.30.2012

You should go check out Skrillex Quest

I'm pretty sure I've lamented in the past that I don't know what the kids are into with the music anymore. So, understand that I have no idea who this "Skrillex" person is, but I'm getting the idea that he's kind of becoming ...

Conrad Zimmerman