Put on Lonely Island and do The Creep to get in the proper frame of mind to play with Ziggy Fraud one more time in Humbugger, the latest puzzle platformer from PixelContinuous. The follow-up to last year's gloriously weird and creative Humbug once again features shifty-looking Ziggy, the thief who defies the laws of physics and reality, and can't seem to stay out of trouble. This time, he's on the lam with his noble chicken steed who has to do a bit more than carry his creepy self around. Use the [arrow] keys to move, and follow the on-screen instructions for new abilities as they become available.
Humbugger features the same slightly off-kilter design and premise that made the original so great, with a slightly more updated visual style that makes the graphics look a bit smoother overall. Unfortunately, Humbugger features considerably more straight-up platforming and projectile dodging than it does funky reality warping. The one-hit KO and slow movement feel a lot more frustrating this time around, and while the off-beat concepts are still floating about and the game is still enjoyable for it, Humbugger doesn't quite capture the spirit of the original in the same way, but is still worth checking out for its distinctive style, setting, and concepts.