As an avid flash gamer, I have seen so many games that share the same gameplay with another as if they were cloned. It is a typical scenario in gaming industry and the only challenge for the developers is to try something new that will make their games more distinctive above the rest. Motorcycle driving games for instance, are a very common game category and almost all flash games that will fall on the same genre are done and played the same way. The new game Bike Rivals is just another freemium game that we can add on this overwhelming list of motorcycle games. Basically, your main objective here is to maneuver the motorbike and reach the terminal point as fast as you can in order to get a highly satisfying score in return.
Game wise, I have to admit that the game is not really different from other driving games at all. You will explore a 2D screen and you will encounter challenging terrains and obstacles along the way. You also have to prevent the bike from stumbling, otherwise, you have to start the same level back from the very beginning until you managed to make it through. Despite of the game’s apparent simplicity, the amount of levels you can explore in this game is pretty impressive though. The mechanics are very simple. You control the bike using the arrow keys, use the boost using spacebar and do some cool tricks while in the mid air to charge you booster and to earn more points.
Compare to other games, Bike Rivals is seemingly more polished. The game is adorned with lavishly illustrated details and in higher definition which makes it even more fascinating. The atmosphere is changing dynamically as well and kindly expect to encounter several surprises along the way including some unexpected obstacles and other mechanisms you need to interact with. To experience the game to the fullest, you can download it via iOS or Google App Store. The app allows you to explore over 100 levels and other customizable features including the ability to choose your biker and also to buy other premium and in-app items on the game. Same thing goes with the interactive achievement and score boards and so as the Halloween special feature. Have fun!
Seven years ago, there was a game known as Portal which has become a huge success, earning praises from different critics. It is an intelligent physics based puzzle presented in a stunning first person 3D environment. Portal is created by Valve Productions who are the same creators behind critically acclaimed games like Half Life and Left4Dead. Interestingly, flash game lovers will now have the opportunity to play Portal in a flash game platform. Portal : The Flash Version is basically a game that is merely inspired from the original video game but is not associated or affiliated with any of the Portal franchise.
Portal : The Flash Version managed to capture the same concept of Portal except for the fact that it is presented in a very simple manner. Graphics wise, the game is no longer in 3D or in a first person shooting format but in a nice 2D environment. Basically, your main objective for this game is to help your character who is being referred as Subject Number 15837 to escape the laboratory using your ASHPD or the Apperture Science Handheld Portal Device which enables you to travel from one dimension to another. I like to note that you are not being scored nor being timed in this game and your top most priority is nothing more but to unlock all the 40 challenging and mind twisting levels.
Even though it sounds like you are nearly immortal and invincible, the game actually features several obstacles along the way which will put you skills and knowledge in a great test. The obstacles were highly inspired from the real game and that what makes this flash version truly captivating and fun to deal with. The mechanics are simple indeed but the player is still encouraged to visualize the scene carefully and also to establish the most effective strategy , otherwise, you’ll find yourself being stuck or playing the same level over and over again. Generally, I personally find the game highly addictive and something that will surely keep you out of boredom! Have fun!
Most of the games featured on this blog are simpleflashgames. Today, I want to talk about a game that is slightly more complicated. In Shadow Kings, by the German developer GoodGame Studios, you build up a city and army, and you fight wars against others. It is a simulation game like Age of Empires, way back. The cool thing is that nowadays everything is online, and so you can play against online players online in real-time, in your browser. This genre of browser MMOs has really moved from being for hardcore gamers to more mainstream players. And indeed, Shadow Kings is a lot of fun, even for non hardcore gamers like myself. Give it a try, and let me know what you think! If you don’t like it, try Goodgame Empire, another awesome game from Goodgame Studios!
We do hate glitches don’t we? We download games using our own money and we should get what we paid for and glitches are just a big NO! But how if glitches are actually part of the game? How if they are one of the features and highlights of the game? Well, this is how Game Jolt challenged independent game developers, to deliberately use glitches as an integral part of the gameplay.
Detuned, on the other hand, is one of the entries submitted for the “Glitch Jam” event and was lucky enough to get the seventh spot out of many entries. Detuned is basically a short experimental experience with glitch aesthetic made by Paul Lawitzki, Christoph Rasulis and Benjamin Rudolf. Your goal is simple and that is find a way out of the creepy-looking place.
The game takes you to a highly enigmatic and eerie atmosphere. It is presented with an impressive 3D graphical animation and is shown in a first person perspective. You can also constantly hear creepy voices on the background which makes this game even more terrifying.
You can move the camera view by hovering the mouse on the screen but I personally find it over responsive but the good thing is you can configure the controls on the main menu. You can move around the place using the arrow keys and once you saw a glitched platform, all you do is to “detune” it via mouse wheel. If there is one thing you should take as a priority, that is to keep your character away from falling into the forbidden zones, otherwise, you’ll get back to where you left off.
Generally, the game managed to capture a haunting atmosphere. The feeling of playing this game makes you feel like Slenderman might appear out of nowhere. You will in fact , encounter a creepy looking glitch at some point of the game. If you are skillful enough, you can finish the game within 5 minutes. It is just an experimental game after all but if the developers will make something bigger from this game, it could end up with something more terrifying like Amnesia or Five Nights At Freddy’s. Overall, Detuned is a very amusing game that is absolutely worthy enough to spend your time with! Cheers!
Shape Sync is a very simple yet fun and surprisingly challenging shape matching game. This game definitely defines simplicity at its best. First of all, it is not really adorn with any lavish details and all you can see is nothing but three different shapes falling from the upper most screen. It is generally an easy-to-play puzzle but hard to master game that will put your skills in a great test. Basically, your main objective here is nothing more but to get the highest score as possible and this can be done by matching as many shapes as you can without committing a single error, otherwise, the game comes a quick end and you have to restart the game back from the very beginning.
So what really makes Shape Sync fascinating? The game’s increasing rate of difficulty is probably one of its strongest points. As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted to a vector-inspired atmosphere where you will find a shape at the bottom. Three more shapes will fall and you must be quick enough to match the shape at the bottom to the any of the three falling shapes above. You can do so by clicking the correct shape above before they touches the bottom. When you hit the right shape, then you will score a point. The shape at the bottom will change dynamically and the speed will drastically increase as you progress which makes the game even more challenging and more exciting at the same time.
It is also interesting to note that the game saves your best record which encourages the player to play the game over and over again until they break their own score or better yet you can invite someone and challenge each other to see who can score the best! If you are looking for a very light yet addictive flash game, then you might want to consider HomeWorld Arts’ Shape Sync on top of your list. Aside from its web version, the game is also available for iOs and Android phones. Have fun!
Tough Love Machine is another simple yet surprisingly challenging flash game that will surely put your skills and knowledge to the test. It follows a very simple set of rules and mechanics yet it is quite hard to master. Your main objective for this game is to push the two hearts together. You can do so by taking control of two wiggly arms using the two separate set of keys on your keyboard.
It is very challenging and absolutely mind-twisting puzzle game which highly requires the player to establish the most effective strategy to maximize the chances in winning, otherwise, you may find yourself playing the same level over and over again. Tough Love Machine is a game created by Andrew Morrish as his entry for the recently held Ludum Dare Challenge # 30 with the theme “Connected Worlds” along side with Oddly Shaped Pixel’s Awe. Interestingly, the game received mostly positive reviews from other Ludum Dare participants praising it for its clever concept, easy-to-play yet hard to master mechanics, impressive pixel and retro-inspired atmosphere. It is not really surprising why Tough Love Machine managed to make it through the tenth spot of their Top 100 Jam games and that is out of thousands of entries submitted.
As soon as the game begins, you’ll take control of the two arms. One can be controlled using the [WASD] keys while the other can be moved using the Arrow keys. However, be mindful that you can only extend the arms in limited number of moves. You can freely push hearts and cogwheels but you must visualize the puzzle carefully since a single mistake could ruin everything which forces you to restart the level manually and replay the same level until you managed to make it through. The complexity of the puzzle will gradually increase as you progress which makes the game even more challenging and captivating at the same time. Generally, I find Tough Love Machine pretty amusing and something worthy enough to spend your time with. How about you?
I have to be very honest, playing Cognitive Quest, made me realized how dull I am and how much things I need to learn more in order to finish this fiendishly and frustratingly challenging brain training game. BrainExer managed to put an impressive twist to your typical brain exercising games. This time, you are no longer dealing with simple texts, patterns or other numerical figures because Cognitive Quest offers an exciting RPG element on it which makes you enjoy the game while learning at the same time.
Basically, your goal in this game is to take control of a knight and set yourself in a series of mind-twisting and brain-draining adventure. The main intention of the game is not to impress you with an action packed or breathtaking battle scenes but to measure your brain capability and train your so-called “cognitive skills” which commonly refers to memory, thinking, ability to learn new information and more. This game will absolutely put your skills and knowledge to a great test. As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted to a bewildering atmosphere. You will move from one room to another but you might encounter several enemies along the way. On top of that, the next path will be blocked by an enchanting smoke and the only way to dispel them is to defeat the enemy. In order to defeat the creeps, you must skillfully surpass their challenges. Each monster will vary depending on the type of cognitive tasks they will offer. There are 20 cognitive tasks to encounter and 8 various stages to explore ( I personally find the N-Back task extremely challenging).
Each offers a different kind of challenge and when I said “challenge”, that means an extremely hard, undeniably mind twisting, inexplicably brain drilling task! That is how you can describe the challenges offered by Cognitive Quest. Although I have to admit that this game will definitely enhance your cognitive skills. Playing it repeatedly could be very useful for the players, intellectually.
Aside from the game’s wonderful and dynamically changing graphics, other RPG elements that can be found in this game include the treasure chests that are randomly scattered on the map, a mapping system which can be obtained from the merchants who will help you earn other usual items including health potions. Of course, it also has a final boss battle and I have been wondering how difficult this challenge will be, considering that a typical monster is already challenging enough for the player to surrender. Generally, Cognitive Quest offers a very amusing yet challenging approach. After playing this game, you may not look at any brain training game the same way again. Have fun with the Cognitive Quest game!
The endless running hit game is finally back and this time, it offers a vast of impressive and much more addictive features compare to its predecessors. Run 3, a game by Joseph Cloutier which is available on CrazyGames, will embark you in an exciting intergalactic running adventure in which your main objective is to guide an alien to find the pathway home. However, in order to make it possible, you have to run through a seemingly endless tunnels in the outer space.
This latest installment will take you to an all new level of excitement while maintaining the same concept from the two previous games. I personally think that the idea of this endless running in a simple yet dynamically changing pseudo 3D environment is already great as it is and it is totally acceptable that Run 3 is still done and played the same way. The only best way that the developers can do is nothing more but to add more challenge and other additional features to make it more engaging and I am glad that they made all the necessary adjustments for Run 3.
Run 3 is more like a combination of the two previous games but with a bunch of other interesting features added. It captures the the same environment featured in the first Run game and it features both Runner and Skater who were both introduced in Run 2. Now allow me to elaborate the other impressive changes made for this game. Run 3 offers two modes including Explore Mode which is done in a level by level basis and Infinite Mode which runs progressively. The game will also introduce the use of “Power Cells” to unlock items from the Shop which can be obtained either by completing Achievements or by collecting them through Infinite Mode.
On top of that, the game will also feature not just one but several other characters aside from Runner and Skater and what makes it more interesting is the fact that they also have their very own distinctive abilities. Level Editor Mode on the other hand, unlike the first two games is not easily accessible because you have to unlock it first by purchasing it from the shop. The game is generally simple yet undeniably addictive to play with. How far do you think you can go?
Zorba is a very simple yet surprisingly challenging rhythm game that takes you into a retro-inspired atmosphere. Your main objective in this game is to help your character get the highest score as possible and beat your computer-generated opponent named Zorba. For those who are not so aware, the game is merely inspired from the 1964 film entitled “Zorba The Greek“. The game in particular is based on the last scene where the character named Basil asked Zorba to teach him how to dance. The game impressively captures the exact same moment in the film but in a highly pixelated graphics and animation.
In this particular scene, Zorba teaches Basil how to dance the classic Sirtaki or more popularly known as Zorbas or Zorba’s Dance. As soon as the game begins, you’ll be prompted into the screen showcasing the two characters. The game begins by showing Zorba’s dance pattern. The arrows will automatically move downward on the left hand panel of the screen and your opponent will make a score of his own. After the sequence, your turn will begin and it will showcase the same pattern. Simply press the right keys at the right time to get a high score and combo. The alternating sequence between the two will continue as long as you still have enough health points to spare. The skinny bars above will indicate your health points and if you lose them all, you will be forced to concede and the game will only come to a quick end.
Zorba’s Dance is notable for its dynamically changing tempo. It will start with very slow and it will gradually become faster which makes this game even more challenging and more exciting at the same time. Zorba is basically one of the masterpieces made by Pippin Barr Games who is also the same creator behind other successful pixel games like Ludwig Von Beatdown, The Artist in Present and a whole lot more. As far as the game’s level of difficulty is concerned, Zorba is nearly unbeatable and the opponent barely makes a single mistake at all which is actually a good thing because it will put your skills and patience to the test. Can you manage?
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