Captain Commander is 8-Bit Everything Done Right

on February 19, 2012 2:40 PM

Another week, another new fantastic game on Adult Swim. This one’s from Pixeljam, the guys who’ve delivered such amazeballs productions as Mountain Maniac and Cream Wolf, and while it’s nowhere near as off-the-wall bonkers as those two, it still makes me tingly in my indie manparts.

Captain Commander is a fairly standard side-scrolling action platformer dripping in retro that quickly gets crazy and hectic, aesthetically and gameplaywise. The music is fantastic, if not a bit unnerving, as expected from a Pixeljam game. Additionally, the gameplay gets quite  varied as you progress from level to level.

If you’re not doing anything this lazy Sunday, Captain Commander is a brilliant way to pass that time. Embrace the singular bits and play it here.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.