The award for Obscure Video Game of 2013 goes to…Crazy Construction! I’m sure somebody out there has played this great 3DS eShop game from G-Style, but you sure haven’t been talking about it much.
At first glance, it might appear just to be a rip-off of the PS3 game Trash Panic, a physics-based puzzle game where you compact garbage into a trash can. But personally I find Crazy Construction a lot more entertaining. Basically all there is to it is creating a pile of stuff that’s stable enough not to fall down. Crazy stuff like moai heads, giant tempura shrimp and, uh, “blockheads”. To make things tricky there are obstacles like birds, electric clouds and black holes. Every fifth round is a boss battle. Each boss has a special attack, like reversing your controls, that makes things even crazier. It’s incredibly addictive, just like all the best puzzle games are.
Crazy Construction is on sale right now for only $3 (down from the normal $5) through 12/31/2013. And if you don’t trust my opinion, there’s a free demo you can try.