The Bats Are Released: Bat Country

By Quintin Smith on December 20th, 2010 at 3:27 pm.

*chrrk* Alright control, I think that was the last of 'em. *chrrk*

Bat Country is a great little browser game that tells the touching story of a helicopter pilot doing whatever it takes to get his men back, even if “whatever it takes” means defeating a whole sky full of massive bats, and even if you never find out who those ‘men’ actually are. You fly your craft around with the mouse, there’s a really nice bomb-throwing mechanic and the music’s pretty great. Have a play. C’mon, it’s Christmas! Let’s kill some bats! Thanks to the Indiegames blog for the tipoff. More bats please, Indiegames blog. I like bats a lot.


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  1. Lorc says:

    Has it really been 30 days already?

  2. Gremmi says:

    I can’t play it due to the extraordinarily laggy BBC flash ad underneath it that literally destroys my pretty beefy desktop.

    Ho hum. Guess I’d best hunt down adblock or something.

  3. Zaboomafoozarg says:

    Holy crap it’s a bat get in the car

  4. Jahkaivah says:


    We can’t stop here…

  5. subedii says:

    Isn’t that music from Final Fantasy 6?

    I think it’s the factory theme isn’t it?

  6. Bioptic says:

    Not going to lie – before I read the body of the article, I though this was a flash game about a snobby whale.

  7. Tatagigi says:

    And that’s the title of a good song by Avenged Sevenfold. (Not that that matters, after all)

  8. Chris C says:

    Can’t get the hang of it at all. When the action gets frenetic, I keep clicking outside of the tiny flash area, causing a spacebar scrolldown whilst I (almost certainly) explode offscreen.


  9. frenz0rz says:

    Hey nice, this is pretty fu -OH GOD A GIANT SHARK FUCK FUCK FUCK

  10. wiiandthekid says:

    snarky comments aside. this is a nice shooter. i’ll definitely spend some quality time with it.

  11. Scandalon says:

    Why the spoiler pic?!?

  12. Wilson says:

    Great game, but I couldn’t finish the last level because I suck. So that was a shame.

  13. Munken says:


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