Here at Dealspwn we're all about getting the best games for the least amount of financial effort, and we often tend to forget that some of the most addictive offerings out there are completely free. With that in mind, welcome to Click To Play, a new weekly feature where we'll be hunting down the best browser-based games each week so you don't have to. Check in with us every Monday to spice up your coffee breaks for the week!
This week: I Was Hungry But There Were Cannons
Aside from being a candidate for the Best Game Name Award, I Was Hungry... proves to be a thoroughly endearing little platform game that puts a smile on your face with it's cutesy presentation, glorious simplicity and quirky music.
The premise is really very simple indeed - the best things usually are - you play a teal-tinted blob with smart fashion sense (he sports a very fetching top hat) and a rumbly tummy. There are few certainties in this world but, much as Morgan Spurlock would have it otherwise, one of them is that sometimes a burger is the only thing that will do. The burger covers all of your main food groups: bread, meat, cheese, more meat, even more cheese. And it is glorious.
The limbless blob thinks so too and is on a mission to guzzle as many of them as is humanly possible. No bulemics here please as, in order to leave the rooms that make up each level, you'll need to hop your fat ass onto a set of scales and ensure you've eaten enough junk food to depart.
As the title suggests, though, there are a few obstacles to over come, from harmful spikes to deadly cannons, there are the odd puzzles that need to be navigated too before you can help your jellified chum chow down on as many patties as possible. The retro presentation is a little oversimplified to be honest, but it's more than made up for by the Looney Tunes-esque chomping noises and the playful, tinkling soundtrack. Better still, should your blob accidentally perish in the midst of mastication, he'll utter 'Oh, I'm dead!' in a very prim and proper voice that is almost guaranteed to make you chuckle the first time you hear it.
Were it a downloadable game I'd criticise it for its somewhat short length and lack of a level editor but, to be honest, the whole package is so delightfully endearing that you'll merrily return upon completion just to try and beat your own scores, knock a few seconds off of your times and work your way up the letter-based ranking system. This little platformer might revolve around chomping roomfuls of fatty excess, but its toned, streamlined platforming provides an excellent diversion from the working week.