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: Taberinos
As this little gem from Tonypa proves, it's often the simplest games that will eat away one's idle hours. Taberinos sees you controlling a small, dark blue ball with the click of your mouse, swinging around a directional arrow to point it on its merry way with the aim of colliding with a bunch of pervasive white lines.
The setup is basic: bounce the ball into the evil lines strewn liberally across the playing area to make them disappear within a limited number of attempts. As you progress through the various levels, the lines become a web of angled nemeses and other antagonising objects in the form of nodes: dots that serve to provide an anchoring point for various lines. Most nodes are pretty easy to get rid of, you simply remove the lines feeding into the node, but look out for the white-filled angry nodes that add extra lines when hit, and their grey-coloured bigger brothers that actually require you to hit them to whittle them down to a size where removal is possible.
Taberinos is yet another game that sucks you in for lengthy periods of time with 'Just One More Level' syndrome, and its resolutely spartan presentation serves to draw the focus onto the simple yet effective gameplay. It's also worth mentioning that every single level is randomly generated, giving you potentially unlimited levels of replayability and a game like this wouldn't be complete without a slightly offbeat, Mediterranean-tinged soundtrack that's practically guaranteed to drive you insane.