It's no secret that I'm addicted to a large number of mindlessly awesome flash games
, but lately I haven't been able to stop playing Trigma
, the first (so far as I can tell) internet flash game by FigBox Games.
The game itself takes a bit of a departure from the standard top-down arcade shooter formula by stripping you of all weapons, save for a large screen-clearing blast that can only be used once your special meter builds up. Your main method of surviving in Trigma is your multi-colored shields, which act as barriers to oncoming fire of the appropriate color.
If you think this sounds a bit like Ikaruga
you'd be right, but it's great to see a similar concept taken on by another game.