August 23, 2010 12:31 AM | Michael Rose
Created for the Ludum Dare 18 contest, Metagun is a platform shooter with an interesting concept. The theme of the competition was 'Enemies As Weapons', hence in this game your bazooka fires small men who then start trying to kill you.
There's a method to the madness - the gunfire from these little men can be used to push and destroy blocks, and also kill other baddies. The idea is to fire the men into a useful place, then stand between them and the obstacle you want shooting. Dodge the incoming bullet fire and it will hit your target. Hey presto and all that.
It's clever, but it gets seriously difficult later on, with bullets flying all over the place. Here's a nice touch though - when you get hit, you lose your fedora, which then starts floating back down to earth. Get hit too many times when hatless and you're dead - however, grab the hat as it's falling and you'll gain your armour back.
I didn't manage to make it to the end, mainly because I'm terrible at games. I'm sure you will all do better. Go play!