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 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: Solipskier
This week it's time for you to grab a mouse and, with a click and a drag, create an undulating landscape that can serve as a skier's paradise. Why is he skiing? Why has the creation of the rest of the world been left up to you? Why does our winter sportsman fart rainbows when he scores points? These questions are never really answered, but one thing we do know is this: Solipskier is fantastically addictive.
As soon as you start drawing the landscape, the skier will begin his descent and it's up to you to guide him through high scoring hoops and tunnels, help him jump ravines and pull off death-defying stunts to keep his speed up. Do so and he'll leave a colourful rainbow in his wake and your score will start rising massively. Fail to keep the momentum up and he'll slow down, grudgingly pulling himself up hills before you get your rear in gear and have him swooping across your screen once more.
Solipskier is something of a trial and error game. Get up to speed and the game begins throwing objects in your way, failing to deal with them results in a swift plummet and a fat Game Over headache for our daredevil. You probably crash and burn a fair bit in the first few attempts, but the game encourages perseverance with its speed blur and amphetamine-fuelled soundtrack and soon you'll be shouting at co-workers and colleagues to check out the amazing new trick you just pulled off...until you inevitably fai lto replicate it whilst everyone's watching. Still, there's always the next time eh?