Free Bytes: Fig. 8

“Hopping on a bicycle and taking a leisurely ride through the countryside is a great way to unwind on a breezy summer afternoon. Being strapped to your work desk all day may prevent such an indulgence, but a monitor and PC keyboard make a tolerable substitute. Fig. 8 lets you embark on a pedaling adventure of sorts, except it replaces the blue sky with blank nothingness and switches out the green scenery for black-inked technical sketches.”

Check out the full review here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Review: Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

“The timeless tale of a windswept Kansas girl and her pooch being transported away from tornado alley and dumped into a strange, magical world has been interpreted and re-tooled in some unexpected ways. Developer Media Vision’s latest new twist on the story, which sees the protagonist and her motley crew of cohorts donning weapons and armor and charging into battle, is easily one of my favorite takes on the lass’ adventures in the land of Oz. Dorothy and pals are packing heat, and her little dog too.”

Check out the full review here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Free Bytes September Medley: Into the Groove

“Some prefer to relax to a flurry of soft, melodic piano notes. Others dig the driving beats and screeches of electronic mayhem. Regardless of where you fall along the spectrum of personal musical tastes, we’re about to dish out the funk with some hot, free games for the musically inclined. Join in with dancing robots, 8-bit rockers, flowing musical notes, and more musical craziness in this month’s Free Bytes themed medley.”

Check out the full feature here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Review: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

“Mario and his green suited bro have been on some wild and wooly adventures over the years, but their latest goofy quest full of mishaps and mayhem leads them directly into the mouth of the beast. Bowser’s mouth, that is. But he’s not the real anti-hero to be worrying about here. Spend a little time in this shenanigan-filled world and you’re bound to be delighted, once you stop laughing.”

Check out the full review here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Free Bytes: Window Hater

“Something about their vile, shiny transparency simply disgusts you. Looking through them makes your skin crawl. You can’t think of anything you’d rather do than smash them into tiny marvelous bits. Your name is Maximillian Q. Worthington and you hate windows with a burning passion. When a strange package arrives at your doorstep containing a flamethrower and jetpack, you know exactly what you must do.”

Check out the full column here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Free Bytes: Cat Cat Watermelon

“What do deliciously ripened fruits, colorful beach balls, assorted blocks, and adorable kittens have in common? Not much, except that you get to stack them in crazy, towering combinations in the goofily-named physics puzzler Cat Cat Watermelon. The recipe for a good time is simple: a spoonful of cuteness, a little gravity, a tiny platform, and loads of challenge. This is one insanely tasty balancing act you won’t want to miss out on.”

Check out the full column here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Play This Now: Meteos

“It’s not surprising that many players and critics alike dubbed Meteos the best handheld puzzle game since Tetris. Almost immediately, the game’s action-packed match-three space battles marked it as the puzzler to own on the DS. Four years later, it’s still sitting high atop the must-own list of titles available for the handheld. Sending colored blocks and assorted symbols rocketing skyward like psychedelic missiles towards opposing alien worlds is mesmerizing enough to keep you hooked and frantic enough to make your palms sweat.”

Check out the full feature here at IGN’s Green Pixels.