Your Five Favorite Alt+Escape Games of 2009

John Funk | 1 Jan 2010 13:00
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It's a brand-new year, and since we're all off recovering from hangovers thanks to last night's hard-partying ways, we here at The Escapist thought we'd take a look at the most popular Alt+Escape titles from 2009 - and what you had to say about them.

#5: Spewer

We Said: Spewer falls somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. Yes, it's a game about puking. But it's also about growing, about learning your purpose in life, about self-actualization. Across Spewer's 50-plus levels, you'll learn to harness your powers of emesis to navigate the obstacles placed before you. You'll also swim through pools of your vomit to cross razor-filled chasms and propel yourself with barf like a gastrointestinal jet pack. In all, there are five distinct phases of Spewer, each with its own puke-tastic game mechanic.

You Said: I was playing it on Kongregate for a while about half an hour before I saw the article. It's pretty fun, and yes it does chug on browsers when there's a lot of goop on the field- we ARE talking about Flash here, after all.

My only complaint is that some of the puzzles are fairly tricky and seem to depend on the physics engine being in a good mood (like where you need every last drop of puke as a propellant to get up a high wall).

- The Rogue Wolf

Very fun game, so long as you don't think too hard about exactly what you're swimming in/eating/climbing on.

- orannis62

Next: You can't say no to high production values and imaginative art design.

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