SleepNinja’s Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a charming puzzle adventure game that came out just last week. The creators launched a Kickstarter for the game back in January 2013 and raised nearly twice their initial goal. It has a great soundtrack by Disasterpeace, a cute and unique art style, and environmental puzzles akin to the dungeons in the original Legend of Zelda. If you think the art style looks too childish and cutesy, don’t let that turn you off. This game starts to get challenging later on and really requires you to think in order to solve some puzzles. There are also achievements in each stage, like beating it within a certain amount of time, collecting all the money/items in a stage, or defeating all the enemies in a stage. The more achievements you complete, the more paths open up to you in the world map. Overall this game is fun, charming, and challenging. I’d recommend it for anyone looking for a good fun puzzler with gradually increasing challenge.
Super Comboman is a fun side scrolling platformer beat-em-up very reminiscent of Viewtiful Joe in both story and gameplay. With an unlikely hero who has abilities like the superhero he looks up to, Super Comboman is immediately relatable for any gamer. The gameplay is solid, and really gives you a lot of control on how you move in the environment, and allows you to just let loose on enemies, racking up combos. The comic outline art style is very fitting for the game, and adds a nice aesthetic.
I recommend Super Comboman to anyone into fighting games or beat-em-ups with a good sense of humor. This game doesn’t take itself too seriously and just lets you have fun doing awesome combos. What sets this game apart from most beat-em-ups is the unique style and the way you complete a stage not just by rushing through it, but by completing certain objectives along the way.