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TRIALS FUSION (PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, XBOX 360)
Perfect for: Bikers, ragdoll physics lovers, people with a knack for equilibrium.
Playtime: 2-4 minutes per trial.
PINK HOUR (PC)
BY STUDIO PIXEL
Pink Hour comes from Studio Pixel, who created the classic Cave Story a decade ago. The pedigree shows. Watching your cheery pink office worker protagonist jump from weeny platform to weeny platform is awfully cute, but the actual game is anything but. Pink Hour is tiny, more of a proof of concept than a full game, but it demands perfect execution, a fine sense of timing, and knowledge that can only be gained through dying and doing it all again. Keep hope; your pink surrogate does.
Perfect for: Fans of Cave Story, perfectionists, people who like happy plump pink creatures
Playtime: One flawless run: 4 minutes. Otherwise, no end in sight.
BY FREE LIVES GAMES
If the phrase “side-scrolling action hero team-up” does not blow your socks off, then maybe Broforce isn’t the game for you. But maybe it could still win you over. It’s a throwback to a simpler time, when videogame problems were solved with fire and explosions. But the throwback is more than spiritual: you can play as the Terminator, Blade, Snake Plissken, Ellen Ripley and more. Shoot stuff, blow stuff up, save stuff. It’s how the Broforce works.
Perfect for: Fans of 80s action movies, those who wish RoboCop had more crossovers, lovers of explosions
Playtime: Brief, wildly replayable levels.