Monday, July 11, 2011

Fabulous flash game alert: Fat Wizard

I'm sure I've said this before, but just in case I haven't: I rarely play games on either of our computers. For a number of reasons that I won't go into here, I prefer to play games on the good ol' boob tube while sitting on our oh-so-comfy couch.

That said, every once in a while a computer game--usually of the online variety--catches my attention to an extent that I break down and give it a go. A few past examples: Haunt the House, Robot Unicorn Attack, Treadmillasaurus Rex and Winterbells.

Well, today I'm adding another game to that list: Fat Wizard.

If I were forced to describe it in as few words as possible, I'd say this Adult Swim title is a real-time tower defense game.

Basically, players step into the shoes of the titular wizard and help him fend off advancing hordes of baddies--birds, pigs, snakes and more--who have their beady little eyes on the pudgy protagonist's precious dragon egg.

As for how you keep those baddies at bay: Left-clicking on or near an enemy sends a fireball in its general direction, left-clicking and then drawing a line creates a stationary lightning bolt that stops most creatures in their tracks (i.e., it fries them to a crisp), and clicking and holding the left mouse button for a few seconds causes a field of icicles to pop up from the ground and impale any and all on-coming adversaries.

As is usually the case with such games, things begin at a rather leisurely pace but quickly pick up speed. Don't let that warning keep you from checking out Fat Wizard, though; even if you're like me and you tend to check out around the time the action becomes a bit too frantic, you're still sure to have a grand ol' good time with this comically cute game.

Play: Fat Wizard


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I'll have to play it tonight to take my mind off the day I had!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, no, that doesn't sound good. I thought you may have had the day off today after working 10 hours yesterday. Yuck.

Anyway, yes, hopefully this will help take your mind off of things. I think I may have to play it again myself...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I haven't had a day off since last Tuesday, and I'm working today and Wednesday, too. I volunteered for today, though, since we're on vacation starting Thursday. I'm thinking about picking up a new 3DS game for the drive...maybe Bust-a-Move. It seems like a good road trip game...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Wow. Sorry you're so busy. Vacation starting on Thursday, though, sounds great! A new 3DS to accompany you would be perfect, I think. I can't recommend -- or not -- recommend Bust-a-Move because I've never played it. Actually, I don't think I've played a Bust-a-Move game, period! I'm guessing you would recommend them? If so, which one is best?