Any game that reminds me, even vaguely, of Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion will get my attention. In the case of Take My Machete, a 2D platformer for iPhone and iPod touch created by South Australian Rhys Davies, it's not so much a haunted mansion full of zombies as it is a city overrun by aliens.
As you might have guessed from the name and video, Take My Machete involves slicing up green aliens using a certain sharp instrument, as well as a bow with flaming arrows. According to the game's website, it features "multiple" stages and an endless mode if you just can't put it down, collectible pets and a "retro-horror" soundtrack.
For a one-man effort, it's pretty slick, especially when you consider Davies does most of his artwork in MS Paint. At least, that's what his resume says. Looking at Take My Machete, I wouldn't be surprised if it was his art tool of choice for the game also.
Take My Machete is free on iTunes and while you don't have to shed any precious money-dollars, you can support Davies' efforts via an in-app purchases of credits.
Take My Machete [iTunes]
Take My Machete — Official Trailer [YouTube]