Shakes and Fidget

THEME: Fantasy, Cartoon | PLATFORM: Browser | STATUS: Final

Shakes and Fidget is a free browser based MMORPG inspired by the webcomic of the same name that parodied the fantasy style, including World of Warcraft – Blizzard even issued a cease-and-desist against it. The game is free-to-play but has an item store that will help players progress faster, as long as they spend their real cash.

Shakes and Fidget includes the typical elements of browser-based MMO games, served with a large side dish of humor. The cartoon visuals will offer us some surreal creatures such as giant rabbits and other horrors. But first of all, you have to create your hero. Start by the basic attributes, such as gender, race (Human, Dwarf, Goblin, Elf, Gnome, Demon, Orc or Dark Elf) and class (Warrior, Mage or Scout). Then move on to details like the eyes, mouth, nose, ears, hair and even a few scars if you’re in the mood.

The tavern in Shakes and Fidget is the place to start for any adventurer, where quest offers abound. Head for the arena when you want to face an opponent, automatically chosen by the game. Or you can look for a specific player and attack him, for his gold and honor. In the store you’ll find different items such as weapons, helmets and more that provide some kind of boost for combat. You may purchase some with gold coins alone, but others also require some mushrooms. These act as the additional game currency that help speed up your progress and may only be bought with real world money.

Shakes and Fidget – The Game earned some awards mostly due to its cartoon visuals, easy interface and riotous humor. Despite some classic gameplay, the player keeps guessing what strange adventures and enemies he will confront next.

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