It’s Wednesday – referred to in the common vernacular as “Hump Day” – and if you don’t have somebody to hump, Wednesday can seem pretty sad and blue. But cheer up, chirpy – things are going to get a lot better! Why? Because at Heavy.com, it’s Web Game Wednesday, where I point you to a free Flash game you can use to while away the hours at work. This week’s installment is one of the coolest-looking Web games I’ve seen in a long time.
How My Grandfather Won The War is a triumph of aesthetics – one of the most visually stunning Flash games I’ve played in a long time. Thankfully, the gameplay stands equal to the visuals. With incredibly simple controls (just three buttons), it packs a tough but fair challenge. The mechanics are pretty simple – move your plane up and down with the arrow keys and squirt water with the Space bar. Water clears out obstacles in your way, but be careful – your tank is limited and takes time to recharge. Can you make it to the end? Play it here.