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Free Game Friday: Puxxel

Not only is Friday a day to celebrate the oncoming weekend, get a takeaway and go out for a couple of bevvies with your friends and family, for us here at GameSpew it’s time for #FreeGameFriday. That’s right Spewers; it’s the best day of the week.

This week’s choice is something I haven’t touched thus far in my articles which is a wonder because it’s one of my absolute favourite gaming genres. Yes, it’s the pixel puzzle game Puxxel, where you have to move your block gun left and right to shoot blocks up and rotate your figure to complete a given shape. Sounds simple, right? It’s not. Similar to my obsession with a large majority of Android/iOS games, I’m pleased I discovered this one this week. With a misleadingly simple appearance this fun little game really packs a punch in terms of how much you have to use your brain.

Puxxel 1

Developed by BitZero, this devious little creation has a lot to offer in terms of difficulty, and is certainly not a game for the easy-quitters or keyboard smashers. It’s also very much not the type of game you skip “easy” and go straight to “medium”. Hell, I even had some trouble with the “easy” puzzles, let alone the rest. Considering it is an indie game it gives you an excellent choice of start-up options, from game modes to extras, and that’s some very nice attention to detail. You’re shown a crisp and clean menu front with simple controls – though I will recommend reading the description as the controls aren’t made evident straight away during the actual levels bar the movement buttons.

What I love about it even more is that it’s a flash game so no download necessary. Just click “play”, watch an advert and off you go. BitZero has a small collection of other games to play so if you like their style then take a gander at their portfolio. Let us know how you get on in the comments below, we always love to hear your views and as always: until next week, folks.

Click here to play Puxxel for free on GameJolt.

This Queen of the button bash was first christened by the Mega Drive back in the 90s, playing games such as Golden Axe and Primal Rage which lead to her somewhat unhealthy obsession with video games. Now she's a monster, spending more time gaming and writing than she does eating or sleeping. Emily loves daiquiris and games that make you scream - or leave dents in your controller from a crushing white-knuckle grip.