– The best-known cousins to NOON
are the various Bomberman
games, along with more obscure “overhead versus action-puzzler” variations like Exvania
. Moss's Flip Maze
is also similar in spirit, though here you don’t attack your opponent directly – instead, by arranging the tiles on your side into sets (and sets into combos) you create garbage which can push your opponent off the edge of his playfield (doujin offering Otoshimasu
offers a “remix” of these elements). Octomania
(aka Noo Kone Puzzle Takoron
), despite utilizing a cursor instead of a character, also has some kinship with NOON
, insofar as you’re tasked with sorting out a constantly-filling screen, hoping to swamp your rival before succumbing yourself.
….aaaand TIME! *blows whistle*
Good work out there today – make sure all balls, blocks, and other various multi-colored implements are back on the rack before you head to the showers. By the way, I don’t want to hear any more reports of towel-snapping “mini-games”, got that? Okay, get yourselves ready for the next class, everyone – I’ll see you all there, same time next week.
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