I don't know if I've made it quite clear yet; when I'm not playing an RPGs or strategy games, I'm usually playing a shooter. No, I'm not talking about the twitchy, blood-and-gore shooters like Quake and Halo.
No, no, no.
I'm talking about good old "fly around in your 2d spaceship or spaceship-analogue and blow stuff up" type shooter. My two favorite games for the classic Turbo Grafx are Blazing Lasers and Lords of Thunder. Like my tastes in RPGs, shooters have to be something special. Grid Wars is special.
One of the many Geometry Wars clones out there, Grid Wars is the best of the best. The crème de la crème. The platonic ideal of a 2d shooter. Geometry Wars Galaxies is out for the Wii right now. I want it. I will have it. But until then, Grid Wars will do just fine.
If you're in the market for a shiny, sparkly, blowy-upy experience, you can download the game by clicking the link on the right, courtesy of the World of Stuart . And don't blame me if next week, after dreaming every night of pink, swirly stars and horribly evasive green cubes, you find yourself unable to resist picking up a copy of Geometry Wars Galaxies for the Wii.