Back in 1987, Konami developed and released a game which now became a legend! Castlevania is a classic platformer game which follows a story of Simon Belmont and his journey in defeating vampire Dracula. The game came a long way from NES era to various gaing platforms today. Interestingly, Pencilvania is a game that is merely inspired from this classic video game. It is not affiliated to any of the game franchise but more of a fan-made parody. As what the title of the game suggests, you are not playing a vampire slayer here but a Pencil who goes by the name of Simon Says. His journey is to defeat Sharpenercula. You must find your way to the boss and defeat him with all the skills and weapons that you will obtain along the way! If you are a big fan of Castlevania, then you will definitely enjoy this hilarious parody!

Interestingly, the game is more than just a parody to Castlevania. In fact, they even incorporate this fan made platformer with the movie “Ring” . Apparently, Simon Says saw the Ring Video tape and now he is being cursed and will die after 666 seconds. In order to break the curse, you must defeat the Sharpenercula. The parody made for this game is really on point while managing to capture the retro-inspired atmosphere. You are actually prompted to almost the same platform with Castlevania but with some interesting twists. The enemies are all inspired from various school supplies like erasers, sharpener and staplers. Simon Says is even equipped with weapons that are originally used from the real game.

Whether you play the original Castlevania or not, the mechanics for Pencilvania are simple yet tricky and challenging. In addition to the overwhelming amount of enemies that you will encounter along the way, you have to be mindful that you are only given with 666 seconds to finish the game. The counter can be seen above the game screen along with other details including the amount of lives you have and your health meter. You are also entitled to loot some items from enemies you killed or various objects on the screen. Please be mindful that if you failed to reach your goal on time, the game will end quickly and you have no other option but to go back from the very start. If you are skillful enough, you can also challenge yourself to find the hidden items like pentagram coins, pacifier and golden skulls. Pencilvania may not be related to the real franchise but is undeniably a decent rip-off and homage to an all-time classic! Good luck and have fun!

The Farmer 3D

Say goodbye to conventional farming game because this one will let give you a highly realistic farming experience. The Farming 3D, as what the title suggests, is a farming simulation game that takes you to a very realistic environment. Your main objective here is to play the role of a farmer and operate all your machinery and complete your given tasks. The mechanics are generally simple but surprisingly tricky and challenging as you progress. It is a strategy and time management game that requires skills in order to maximize your productivity and early completion. Unlike the typical farming game, most of the tasks here are done in a manual process and not click-base so if you think you can run this farm more effectively, then feel free to explore The Farmer 3D and see how far you can go.

As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted immediately to the farm and your first task will be given. Like what being mentioned above, the game follows a very simple set of mechanics but the player is still encouraged to visualize the map carefully and try to establish an effective strategy on how to complete the task as early as possible. You will be asked to operate certain machinery including a Tractor and a Harvester. A tractor for an instance can be attached to various gears and you should use the right one depending on your given tasks. These gears include Plow, Seeder and more. You will encounter more tools as you progress. Each task will be completed as soon as you reach the 100% progress which can be tracked on your progress bar above the screen. Please be mindful too that you will run out of fuel from time to time but this can be refueled autonomously.

You will also have the ability to switch from one vehicle to another and you are also empowered to set your desired camera perspective (you can switch to first person to third person perspective anytime). Take note that the game is not just about farming alone. It is not just limited to plowing, seeding and harvesting. The scope of the game may cover poultry and livestock farming. You will also be asked to sell your products to various predefined area on your map (it means that you will also operate a vehicle that you can freely use to navigate the huge 3D map). It is also interesting to note that the game has a day and night cycle which makes the concept even more engaging. Overall, The Farming 3D is a very impressive simulator that offers visually striking details, well-polished gameplay and decent amount of longevity that you will definitely enjoy! Good luck and have fun!