Super Crate Box
You know that feeling when you say “I should go to bed but I’m gonna play just 5 more minutes”, then you realize it’s 4 A.M. and you look like Lindsay Lohan on a bad day? Yup, Super Crate Box is one of those games.
And it’s free.
The premise is simple, you jump around collecting boxes and shooting at enemies. Every time you pick up a box, you get a new random weapon and have to shoot your way to the next box. It’s a really simple premise but it requires a lot of practice since some of the weapons can kill you, some are slow, some are weak, and some are powerful but have a strong recoil.
As you pick up crates, you unlock new levels, characters and weapons, making sure you keep playing and playing and playing. SCB supports playing with joypads, which is how it’s meant to be played anyway.
It’s a fun retro game, and best of all you can play it for free right now on Steam.