Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs
Attack (thanks to DD for this one.)
A physics puzzle-platformer (yeah, another
one ;-p) It was quite fun. The basic idea of the game is that you are a mutated blob who has escaped from a lab, and you eat smaller objects to grow larger. Pretty simple controls - just move and jump (and you can "slam" down), but after the first few levels, you gain a magnetic field that attracts or repels you from certain metal objects. Additionally, some levels will have a "rocket mode", where the blob is controlled by a rocket booster.
I thought the difficulty was just about right. Not too hard, and not too easy. I did get stuck a few times for about 5 minutes, but I think I wouldn't have if I had been using a controller (I used a mouse and keyboard, which is not recommended, according to the game's options menu.) A downside is that you can't reconfigure the controls, but I thought the defaults worked pretty well anyway.
The style is really fun. It feels like a cheap sci-fi movie from the 50's, which is lovely. Cool art style, and excellent music (though it gets a bit repetitive at times.) Everything has a very lighthearted tone, with little bits of humor spread throughout the game, including some little references to other indie games in the backgrounds.
I finished the game in 3 hours and 42 minutes, at a casual pace, and without trying to collect everything
. I did get a little bored in the middle. There are 6 zones, each with 3-5 levels (24 levels total, plus a couple of "mini" bonus levels.) Zones 4 and 5 started feeling a bit repetitive to me, but luckily zone 6 got more interesting, and ended on a great note.
Overall, it was quite a good platformer, with a funny tone. I'd recommend it :-) My full list.