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5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #5

Hello friends!

This is the one month anniversary of my freeware indie game series. I'm excited that my blog seems to be getting such a positive feedback! Beginning this week I'm going to start listing the developers of the games as well, since they deserve all the credit for making these wonderful games and letting us play them for free. I probably should have done this to begin with, so I'm going to edit all of my previous posts to include them as well.

And now for this week's picks:

Ninja Senki by pixeltao

Echoes is a very polished shooter which looks like a mix between Asteroids and Geometry Wars. Each stage introduces a new type of enemy which will require you to use different strategies to deal with them effectively. The most vexing enemies, for me at least, are the orange asteroids pictured above which follow you mercilessly until you shoot them all down. Anytime you collide with an enemy you will lose some energy, which is indicated by the size of the ring surrounding you. There are three types of power-ups you can find: one which increases your firepower, one which replenishes your energy and one which acts as a bomb to help destroy enemies. The game also features various tasks, known as Zoots (which are sort of like achievements I guess), that you can unlock while playing to earn higher scores. There is also a bonus game called Crack which you can unlock by completing a certain number of Zoots. The game's graphics are very beautiful, with bright neon colors and blurry effects. It's a very neat, well-made take on the classic Asteroids shooter model.

And that concludes week five of my freeware indie blog. I hope you enjoy these games and I'll see you all next week!
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About Ben Davisone of us since 8:23 PM on 09.16.2010

Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and cartoons. The first game he ever beat was Super Mario RPG, which ignited his passion for video games.

Disclosure: I have never backed any video game on Kickstarter or any other crowdfunding platform.

I was the Friday recapper for the Cblog Recaps team for 3 years!

I was on a couple episodes of the Secret Moon Base Podcast! You can listen to me talk about video games with the gang!

Games that I thoroughly enjoy:
Katamari Damacy
Shadow of the Colossus
EarthBound and Mother 3
Cave Story
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls
Persona 3 and 4
Team Fortress 2
Super Mario RPG
Tokyo Jungle
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Mega Man Legends
Super Meat Boy
Bit.Trip series
Beyond Good & Evil
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII and IX
Mega Man 2
Majora's Mask
Super Mario Sunshine
WarioWare series
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Mister Mosquito

My Backlog

Other things that I thoroughly enjoy:
Sweet potatoes
Studio Ghibli films
Eels (the band... and the animal too)
Cowboy Bebop
Kill la Kill
Jurassic Park
Spaghetti westerns
Crossword puzzles
Green tea
Giant squids

PSN ID:bbbain
Steam ID:bbainn
Mii code:1232 1879 1233 3259


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