I've got to be honest, I didn't really get Platformerman at first. It's a platformer (would you believe) in which you bomb bad guys, save the good guys and reach the exit.

Except that it's actually not that at all. Platformerman is in fact a speed-running puzzle game, and each level is set out in such a way that you can usually keep running right, as long as you drop bombs in the correct places. Just check the above trailer for an idea of what I mean - there's tons of situations in which dropping multiple bombs in the same place is a very good idea indeed.

It probably won't be to everyone's taste, but there are bound to be a fair number of you who take pride in grabbing those gold scores. The game is in beta at the moment, so the Passport mode isn't available yet, and there is no tutorial to teach the ropes. Hence, here's a quick guide - the space bar drops bombs, and you want to bomb the red guys and save the yellow guys, then run through the rainbow finish.

Go give it a download anyway, and see what you make of it. (Cheers JW!)