Top 5 Free Flash Games
Flash games come from a strange world. They are not restricted by big budgets or tested formulae like their console counterparts. Even a 14-year old kid can make a flash game and feature it on Newgrounds if it is nice enough. When somebody has an innovative gameplay idea, everybody wants to get hold of it. Eventually, some weird genres have emerged. Xbox games come in simple, clear genres like “shooters” or “sports”, but flash genres are more inclined towards “games wherein you fling objects with your mouse.” Following are five most popular free flash games you will enjoy playing you your browser.
These are mini golf of flash games. Mini golf is the genre of its own, but distance games are superior to real mini golf games. Based on pure luck and not much on skill, there is something satisfactory about picking strength and distance, then watching your penguin bounce constantly across the board with the help of explosions or snakes. Distance games are great time-killers. Play them once or hundred times. It is always pleasing to break your own record, even though you hardly contributed to your achievement.
Simple Escape Games
Recently there has been a surge in simple games wherein you can make use of one or two buttons for jumping and ducking, as your character runs recklessly to the right for their own life. There is generally an apocalypse chasing them. These fun reflex activities can be traced back to the old, one-button “helicopter-in-a-cave” game. Except selling, nothing much has changed. No longer are we bound to helicopters, today there are building jumpers, Japanese businessmen and dinosaurs crashing through walls. It doesn’t make difference as far as you push button at a correct time. They are perfect to play if you have only two minutes. In 2 minutes, you can easily play 19 games, unless you are truly good. Otherwise it is 16 games.
“Escape the Room” Puzzles
If flash games are any gauge, flash programmers are extremely claustrophobic. Maybe because they spend so much of time in a room alone that they love to pretend that they are not there with their own will. Whatever may be the reason, there are hundreds of flash games that start with the premise, like you awake in a room, not sure about how you got there and door is locked. Escape-the-room games are combinations of noir fiction and point-and-click adventure games. Click anywhere in the room and figure out how things fit into other objects till you escape. You and your inner monologue are the only characters. Of course, there is a level like Resident Evil. But if these games made real sense, you would not have been locked in some mysterious room in the first place!
If you like to play with blocks like a kid, you will love Jenga Physics games. These games make blocks even more fun by adding them real tangible goals and making you utilize your brain. You can remove or add elements from or to a structure without collapsing anything. Building a block tower and smashing it with toy cars makes a great flash game.
Tower Defense Games
These may be the only games to start their own genre of the same name. There are so many of them, you’d almost think that defending a tower in real life would be fun. Think of a word, place it in front of a tower defense and google for it. Most probably it exists as a map or a whole stand-alone game. Tower defense games are great fun and you can find one in any taste you like. They are great pastimes in situations like you can’t give full attention to the game. Set up your defense line and get back to jotting notes while the computer trims down a wave of viruses, zombies or orcs for you. Do it infinite times.