Bunny Must Die / Chelsea & The 7 Devils
Direct Link - http://www.murasame.com/archives/bmd_test.zip
Page - http://www.murasame.com/games/bmd.htm
This is a Metroidvania game made by Murasame aka Plantine Dispositif (wtf?). In it, you control a girl in a playboy bunny-esque outfit and run around stopping time and throwing knives at enemies, all the while collecting new powerups and unlocking new areas.
This will truly be a community building experience, as the entire game (except for the menus, thankfully) is in Japanese. You will have to rely on your fellow Giant Bombers to figure out exactly what that red orb you picked up did and why.
The game is pretty challenging, but nowhere near as bad as last week's shmup. Also, you're not crazy, the first powerup you pick up is the ability to move right. I think that's some kind of Japanese joke.
This game's controls can be switched in the menu. It also has gamepad support right off the bat, and works like a charm with the 360 controller.
Arrow Keys / Joystick - Move
Z - Jump
X - Shoot
C - Time Power
You'll also probably notice that I'm posting this on Monday (EST time) instead of Tuesday. The reason for that is...because I feel like it. Let's Play is now on Mondays. Dictatorial decree.
So...let's do this. We can beat this game if we all work together.