Why We Still Love Platform Games

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Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery

Guess who’s back again? Everyone’s favorite kooky scientist, Professor Fizzwizzle! This time the Professor finds himself in trouble while on vacation on a tropical island. A former student of his has become evil and has taken control of a volcano on the island. It is Professor Fizzwizzle’s job to save the world from this mysterious circumstance.

Molten Mystery is a sequel to the original Professor Fizzwizzle, and has almost the exact same gameplay as its predecessor. It is a puzzle-platform game that puts the weak Professor back into the action, pushing crates and barrels while avoiding evil bat bots. Once you push and stack the blocks in the way that works, you can make it to the exit portal and continue on to the next level.

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Breakout

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Fizzball

Professor Fizzwizzle is back! And this time, his crazy robots are working for him. He has decided to use his new invention, the Fizzball, to help animals in trouble. This ball starts out small, but slowly grows in size, as more and more animals are collected. The game has more than 60 animals to save and 180 levels to maneuver through.

One of the first things the game asks is whether you want to set the game to regular or kids mode. I find this very considerate of the creators because they realize that their demographic reaches further than just the teen/adult bracket. Kids can pick up the game and play without becoming too frustrated with some of the harder levels. I thought this was a nice touch.

Additionally, the game provides more than the usual breakout game...