Sunday, June 24, 2012

4 Fun and Fast Online Games

Hi bloggers and readers,

A while back I gave you a list of Cute Online Games.

Today I'm going to give you a list of 4 Quick Online Games that I consider to be creative, fun and fast.

They are all available to play online and what I like about them is that they are quick to load and relatively easy to play. Most of the time, all that is required to play is a computer, an Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player. Some of them are the type of games that you can play in your coffee or lunch break. They might be slightly addictive but they're much less addictive than the three alternatives I will mention later.

1. Factory Balls 4

This game may seem juvenile at first, but I found I actually got into it after a while, and I realised it was exercising my brain, After a while I realised that it's probably one of those games that would be considered brain exercise or educational on a visual level.

Screenshot of Factory Balls 4
I'm sure it's wonderful for children because it involves creating a replica of a ball by dipping it in paint and figuring out the correct strategy to go about the whole thing (which colour to dip first, etc.). Constructing stuff is fun. Actually, I have to admit, this was fun for me. It's cute. Not the most gripping game in the world, but entertaining, and not as juvenile as I originally thought.

2. Haunt the House

Wow. This is a great game that doesn't take long but it's still really fun. In the game, you are the ghost. The objective of the game is to Haunt a house and scare all the people out of the house. You haunt objects like tables and cabinets and make them do creepy things to scare the characters out the house.

Screenshot of Haunt the House
The game design is cartoon-like and the animation is well done.

3. Feel the Beat

This is one of those rhythm games that might be compared to Guitar Hero. It's not nearly as cool as Guitar Hero though, because it lacks the colours, the amazing modes of play, the general fun atmosphere and the variety of songs to choose from. Plus, the computer keyboard acts more like a piano than a guitar.

However, this game is free to play, and Guitar Hero... Well, Guitar Hero is not free.

Screenshot of Feel the Beat

To summarise, the design of "Feel the Beat" is average and the game-play is simple, but it is still a great free online musical game that makes you feel like your computer keyboard is an instrument and rewards you with "Perfect!" and "Great" when you manage to hit the notes: simple yet effective. What more could you ask for from a free, online rhythm game?

4. Fat Slice

This game is highly addictive. Warning: playing this during your lunch break may lead to not wanting to stop! Then, there are those seemingly impossible levels... You know, the ones that make you want to pull your hair out but at the same time finish, whatever it takes? Yes, those levels.
Screenshot of Fat Slice

The objective of the game is to make the given shape smaller, using your mouse to slice pieces off the shape. Do this without being hit by the bouncing white balls. The bar at the top is an indication of your progress. Sounds easy, and it is, until... those levels.

What to do if you don't like quick, online games?


Of Course, if you don't like quick online games, downloadable games like The Sims are much more addictive and really fun. Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for addictive gaming behaviour induced by having too much fun living in virtual worlds.

And, if The Sims is not your thing, you might enjoy more of a RPG (Role Playing Game) like Alice: Madness Returns. This game is a much darker interpretation of Alice in Wonderland than the sweet movie by Tim Burton. It's Alice with a twist, with really creepy graphics.

Oh, and then of course, there's... Final Fantasy! I've always wanted to play this game, but haven't had the chance yet. If you have any thoughts on the matter, please let me know in the comments section. How did you find it?


Now it's your turn. What is your favourite online game, and what do you think of faster, online games versus more in depth offline game. What games do you play?

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  1. Hi Flame. Those look like fun, I'll have to check them out. :]

    1. Thanks for visiting Jayme! My favorite game is "Haunt the House" :D

  2. I'm afraid to check them out. I might turn into an addict! They all look cool. Deciding which one to go to first.....

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    2. Uh oh... Yep, games can be very addictive ;) They leave me spending an unhealthy amount of time on the internet, but some games are easier to leave than others.

      You're joking! Wow. That's awesome :D Stumble-mazing! (Hmmm... that didn't work as a word, did it?)

      Thanks for letting me know.

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