Space based acrade shoot-em-up - which has all the appearances of being really easy - up until you hit the end of level boss - when suddenly it's not so easy anymore. I must be missing some cunning tactic. The game is also available in 3D but this does not seem nearly as good.
Santa blasts invading aliens - the true Christmas spirit. Or slightly more sedately Snowrush finds you hunting for presents buried under the snow - and in Fight of the Season you simply have to deliver as many presents as possible.
Retro style Batman platform game.
Neat little game that has nothing to do with Greeks. Spike the bubbles with your satanic ray-gun thing.
360 degree breakout. Curiously this seems to make the game a lot harder.
The child in me was expected something a lot different from a game called Spank the Frank - but it turns out in it you are an elf and Frank is a penguin. You try and hit/spank Frank with a bat into a flying basket - in this Christmas themed game. Slighty cruel on elves though - which I guess explains who hired the hitman to take out the elves in revenge.
Classic flash game. Brilliant, although level 1 is suspiciously easy compared to the rest of the game.
Earier this year I used to mail everyone with a 'Friday Game' to play, but since I went on holiday, and since I got so busy, I just haven't got round to it again. Anyway here's a welcome return of the Friday game with an absolute classic, Tempest. The only bad thing is that I haven't got one of those roller wheel things that the original used. Doh!
Snow sledding shananigans with extreme snow sleding. Cool game (if you don't pick sled No.1, which sucks), but why is it sponsered by Nokia? Cool if I could play it on my phone, but lets face it I can't. Having said that I have become addicted to Snow Boarding on it. It's the quickest way I've found of filling the travel time to work.
A real test of skill this Moto X game. Getting the bablance on the bike can be a tricky at first. Not 100% certiain what language this is in, although bizarrely all the spoken comments seem to be in English, anyway the keys are:
- [UP CURSOR] : Accelerate
- [DOWN CUSROR] : Reverse
- [LEFT CURSOR] : Lean back
- [RIGHT CURSOR] : Lean Forward
Classic arcade game free to play on-line. I can't actually remember this one from first time round although I did have a go on an original machine at Game On. Excellent soundtrack. The bad news if you are near London is that Game On is no longer at the Barbican, but the good news is that it hasn't simply ended, it has moved to Edinburgh. If you are up that way I can *highly* recommend a visit to this superb expo. For about 5 mins you'll ponder the history of the arcade and the console, then another few hours will be spent regressing back to the Old Skool days of gaming.
For some reason I can't work out this wicked game of keepie-uppie is called the 'Sonar Challenge'. Whatever, it's a neat game, especially if you turn the volume down so you can't hear the distracting sound effects. I managed a very poor 29 before my wrist starting hurting. If you don't have RSI you soon will.