Killer Valve offering Portal is currently Free on Steam! Here grab it and install it on your netbook! You have heard of Portal yeah? Its a strange mix of FPS, Platform and Puzzle. Kind of. Its quite compelling, you play from a FPS perspective, trapped in a small roomed puzzle defying gravity, and seemingly logic, to escape and move onto the next bizzare room. You do have a toy, a rather smart Portal Gun capable of creating, yeah you guessed, a portal (or hole!) which enables you to teleport around your space in an effort to move onto the next trap. Physics plays its part, seeing objects that go thru a portal come steaming out of, er.. well the portal exit! Sounds odd? Its is, buts its strangely addictive and includes some top class production values, courtesy of Valve.
Its a pretty good game regardless of the fact its currently free, we urge you to put Portal on your Netbook and see for yourself!
A kid friendly game from the programmer who created Duke Nukem. In this side scroll-er you control Cosmo an alien with suction cup hands on his way to visit Disney World with his parents. That is, until their ship is struck by a blazing comet, forcing them to land on an uncharted planet. While his Dad repairs the ship, Cosmo heads off to explore the strange planet. Upon returning, both his Mom and Dad are gone, and big, scary alien footprints are all around his ship! Oh no! Have Cosmo’s parents been captured? Possibly to be eaten? Well, Cosmo is off to the rescue. Continue Reading
The game that launched ID Software. Carmack designed this game engine in an effort to port Super Mario Bros to the PC after having Nintendo refuse to consider marketing the port they ended up taking this engine to Apogee and created commander keen. the game plays like any console platform-er episode 1 has you recovering the lost parts of your spaceship stolen by the vorticons. you goal changes in each episode and i wont spoil the two paid episodes. you do pickup a ray gun on mars to take care of the tougher enemies while the most basic can be stopped by jumping on them Ala Mario Continue Reading
Duke Nukem then! Older than you think, but still kicking alien arse, perhaps even on your Netbook. NBG user Jeffrey Piatt offers us a littel retrospective on Nukem’s genesis. There`s more of ‘em than you think….
InstantSonic again with some gaming goodness! Released in 2003 for the PC, PS2, and X-Box, Beyond Good and Evil is a game in a genre all it’s own, mixing platforming, racing, stealth, action, and adventure into one bag. Add a bit of Pokemon Snap into this mix, minus the Pokemon, and it’s GotY every year! You assume the role of Jade, a photographer for hire and adventurer. Her world, Hyllis, is under constant attack from a alien race called the “Doms,” who seek to take control of and assimilate every being on the planet. Jade is hired for her prowess by an unknown benefactor to take pictures of a rare, elusive species of animal, but soon finds out things are not all what they seem… Continue Reading
Kyle G. reports on a classic platformer. “This is a classic platform motorbike game where the objective is simple: Collect the Apples and get to the flower in the least amount of time that you can. Be aware of obstacles like “KILLERS.” They are spinning spikes that will kill you if they make contact with your tires or your head. There are 18 levels available in the shareware version, and 54 levels in the full version ($9.95). The only keys thats used are the arrow keys and the space bar. Runs pretty good on a netbook”