The Incredible Baron is just about zany enough to qualify.

Yes, yes, it's a reverse tower defence game, which isn't the most exciting genre. And yes it's also on Kickstarter at the moment.

But it does involve ghost pirates, fireball snakes, and angry slugs.

You play as the Baron, an adventurer of the 19th century, who has sailed to uncharted lands in the name of science.

The idea is to research the local fauna and flora so you can start to use it as your own army. And by "research" I mean blast it with a flintlock.

There's a slight deck building strategy to this as each creature has its own unique strengths and skills. You have to factor these in when sending them out to take down the enemy's base.

In fact, the creators of the game say they're inspired by Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, and Starcraft.

It has 45 unlockable creatures, 30 story-driven levels, and 60 unlockable challenge levels. Oh, and it has that 16-bit pixel art to help woo you over.

You can nab yourself a copy of The Incredible Baron for $5 on either iOS, Android, or Windows Phone - it's your choice. The plan is to launch it in May on those platforms, it seems.