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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World

  • £7.99 (Lite version free. Not currently available via Steam)

Who could have predicted that 2010 would end up the best year for point-and-click adventure games since about, ooh, 1995? You probably have to be demented to find time to sift through about 500 games to find that out (i.e. be me), but on the plus side you get to discover hidden gems like this, a loving homage to the comedic spirit of the genre's best. Cateia Games can be forgiven for still designing for 4:3 screens (err, hello), because its sparky space opera is as warm and inviting as a toasty cashmere sweater on a voluptuous lady.

7/10

Blush

4
Scuba snacks.
  • £1.79

One of the 40 bajillion indie games that passed us by in the last few years by has been given a new lease of life with its unheralded inclusion in the Mac App Store line-up. Despite failing to offer the option to fiddle with screen resolution options (and therefore not looking quite as gorgeous as it might) and being somewhat limited in scope, Blush is nevertheless adorable. You control a jellyfish, swimming around and trying to gather up as many eggs as possible within a time limit while also whipping anything in your path with your flapping tentacles. What that has to do with blushing, I have no idea.

6/10

Peggle Nights

6
See that? Skill.
  • £5.99 (Steam price £6.99)

If PopCap had its way, it would be illegal not to own a copy of Peggle. Instead it must try its hand the old-fashioned way and continue to lure us in with the game's irresistible addictive (that's addictive, not addicting, you word-inventing loonies) qualities. It's still as strangely alluring as it ever was. Strange, because it manages to create the illusion of your luck being down to skill, and for that we salute it. Minus points, though, for only allowing you to play it in windowed view. Buffoons.

7/10

Braid

5
Time changes everything.
  • £2.99 (Correction: Steam price £7.99)

You might remember that we rather enjoyed Braid back in the day. Well, now you can pick up Jonathan Blow's excellent time-shifting platform-puzzler for next to nothing on the Mac App Store. Although brilliant and cheap downloadable titles seem to be ten-a-penny right now, this hasn't dated at all, and if you missed out on it first time around, don't make the same mistake again.

8/10

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