Hello! Anyone keeping track of Ikiki's games? I surely wasn't. Unfortunately, I also didn't finish my work on the compilation video of all of Ikiki's games released thus far. And, by now there are more games, so it's even less likely I'll find the time and will to do it..
Anyway, I've just checked out all the games I've missed, and while they are mostly as charming and forgettable as Ikiki's average game is, there is one cool title. That's "Buntan" (http://ikiki.sokushinbutsu.com/himoji/game.htm
second game from the top, released "11/09/30").
At first glance it's his typical ninja game with throwing stars again, but there is more than one catch. Firstly, you can stop time by pressing Z! Even if an enemy is charging right at you, you can just stop time, fling ten throwing stars his way, get to cover, let time pass again (which you need to do quickly enough, otherwise you die) and watch as he gets riddled with lots of pointy steel. Also, you can pick up crates, replace them or smash in enemies' heads with them. And then there's the combinations: Throw a crate, stop time and use it as a short-lived static platform, for example.
You can also hang onto corners (jump at it, or drop down via down arrow) and jump off them (different direction arrow key+shift), which is necessary because you die from high falls. Gets quite tricky.
It's nowhere near as polished as Teppoman 2 with its rather floaty controls, but it's a pretty cool game no less
And as per usual, especially the boss fights can be pretty fun, making great use of the unique features.