Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Webnesday - Nanaca Crash
This week's Webnesday update is going to be short and sweet. It's a game that most of you have played or, if not, you've probably tried some game very similar to it. A game that's so simple and at times brainless you can't imagine it would hold your attention for longer than a couple minutes but ends up ruining any chance you'll make it to class/work on time or finish whatever it was you were working on before you sealed your fate with one little click of the mouse. That game is none other than Nanaca Crash.
Nanaca Crash is a Flash game that's played entirely with a few mouse clicks. Your objective is to ride a bike as fast as you can into some anime pretty boy and send him flying over a long field of other anime characters. You set your angle and power via one click and release of the left mouse button and leave most everything else up to fate. Hitting certain characters (all from some PC hentai game, oddly enough for this entirely work-appropriate distraction) will result in different things happening, from huge boosts or drops in speed to a change in angle to, in the case of generic glasses girl, a dead stop and game over. You're given a trio of boosts to keep your flying anime fellow up in the air and a rechargable one to angle him downward but, other than that, it's mostly just watching him fly through the air and hoping he lands on someone who will kick him further.
Nanaca Crash defines what a simple addiction is. Next to no skill is needed but enough is going on to make you feel like a part of the action and, more importantly, constantly entertained. It's not the first of these trajectory games, nor the last, but it is probably one of the most well-known over the years and still finds its way onto browser windows over half a decade after its creation. If you want to give the game a whirl, head here. And if you beat my score (seen below), let me know. Isn't anything special, but it's something to work for. Just make sure your homework is done first. I don't want to be responsible for that.