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: Sushi Cat
Some games just put a smile on your face, and Sushi Cat is one of them. Bouncing along the pavement one day (quite literally, the cutesy animation is enough to make to giggle before you've even begun playing), our intrepid hero the Sushi Cat chances upon a glimpse of his heart's desire behind a window: a pretty, pink girl cat. But, alas, love is not on the cards as he can't make the automatic sliding doors into the building open because of his lightweight frame. This is where you come in, helping to feed the rotund feline all of the sushi he can muster so that the cat can get the cream, or in this case the girl.
You help the Sushi Cat pile on the pounds by dropping him from between a pair of chopsticks down a vertical slalom, replete with obstacles, and watch him bounce off of everything like a chubby pinball with a beatific smile as he om-nom-noms his way through rows of raw fish. Imagine if Calvin's tiger Hobbes ate a load of pies and then flung himself down a Peggle board and you kind of get the idea of what this game entails.
There are fifteen levels in all, with the later levels requiring some tactical thought, and a few power-ups that give you extra turns and transform you into a sushi hoover to fizz things up a bit.Admittedly, the game is pretty one-dimensional - once you let your sushi cat go, there's nothing to do but sit back and chuckle at the superb art direction and the comical munching sounds - but the entire thing is so delightfully done and gloriously effective that it just capture your full attention. Sushi Cat really has no right to be this compelling, but it'll immediately brighten up your day and put a smile on your face, and that's good enough for me.