TUMIKI Fighters (2004)


TF is one of the most brilliant freeware shoot’em ups I’ve played. Everything about it feels innovative and original. The look and style is the love child of children toys with abstract geometric forms. The gameplay allows you not only to shoot down your enemies (which isn’t the original part), but also to collect your fallen enemies and glue them to your ship.

There they’ll serve as firepower enhancements and shields. This looks extremely funny if the added enemies are many times bigger than yourself. But not only is the game original and innovative, it’s also very playable, even if admittedly the fourth and fifth level can be quite challenging and the bosses as well. Great game.