It’s time for this week’s guest post! This week Ben Hughes suggests the top 5 classic online games.
The internet is growing extremely fast. We have witnessed the rise of social networking, eBay and Google. We have instant access to maps and online encyclopaedias but it is very easy to forget why your broadband connection is so great. It’s because you can waste hours playing free online games when you’re meant to be doing work!
Below is a list of some of the classic online games that have distracted me over the years when I was meant to be being productive…
The first game on the list is a complete online classic! If you have ever wasted any time playing games on the internet then the chances are you’ve played Trial Bike. This is actually one of the trickier games to master. Retaining the rider’s balance throughout the levels is genuinely quite tough and before you realise it, you may find yourself shouting at the computer screen in frustration!
Bubble Trouble is a game of skill and quick thinking which has the potential to occupy a large portion of your day. As with Trial Bike you will use the arrow keys to control your character. The aim is to burst the bubbles by shooting a line into the air to block its path. Once the bubble bursts it splits into more bubbles, which can cause confusion when there are 10 of them bouncing around. However, the best thing about this game is that there is a 2 player option. So now your online time wasting doesn’t have to be an anti-social activity!
The Lemonade Stand was one of the first online games that I became slightly obsessed with. The aim of the game? To buy ingredients to make and then sell lemonade. It’s a brilliantly simple but highly effective concept. It may sound a bit dull, but I can guarantee that, before long, you will be tinkering with your recipe and waiting for that perfect sunny day in order to make your fortune!
2. City Jumper
You need to play this game to see for yourself how addictive it can be. You’re placed in charge of the welfare of a stickman who inexplicably feels the need to jump over large buildings. You only need to use 2 keys (the right and left arrow keys) to jump but the thought of your stickman coming to a bloody, gruesome end is enough to make you take this seriously!
With football’s Euro 2012 upon us you might like to get a bit of practice in. If so then look no further than Roberto Baggio’s Magical Kicks. This is a game that has occupied many hours of my life and if you have a go yourself then it is easy to see why. The game consists of trying to score free kicks from a variety of positions around the box. You need to judge the height, wind and swerve to execute the perfect kick and you will find yourself not being satisfied until you’ve scored from all angles.
Written by Ben from MoneySupermarket.com.
Thanks Ben! If you fancy writing a guest post for me then check out how to do so here!