CAPE TOWN - If you're mostly on your PC and enjoy gaming but do not own a gaming console, Here are a list of games that can keep you entertained.
Many are HTML5-based and need a decent browser and some still need Flash, So if you’re using Chrome you’ll need to enable it.
Here are a list of 10 browser games:
1. 10 BULLETS
You have just 10 projectiles to take down as many spacecraft as possible. The trick is not to rush, timing you so that remians from ships you destroy causes chain reactions. With careful timing you can obliterate entire fleets of nasties with a single shot.
2. ABOBO’S BIG ADVENTURE
Abobo’s Big Adventure stars a forgotten face of the 8-bit era: the eponymous Abobo. This muscle-bound hulk character from Double Dragon sets out to rescue his son, mostly by punching people in the face. The visuals are suitably old-school. However, It plays well.
3. A DARK ROOM
A Dark Room is a minimalist text- and menu-driven adventure in which you build up and maintain a successful community in a harsh wilderness. Logistics and supply management are as important as surviving animal attacks and the adventure can be long and gruelling. The game also allows you to save progress in your browser and continue at a later stage.
4. ALTER EGO
This remake of an ancient PC game deals with progress through everyday life. Rather than Sims-style chracters, you get stark icons and multiple-choice text.
The protagonist leaps about the landscape at speed as you figure out how to complete the puzzles that unlock further areas to explore. Chances are you’ll be done within 20 minutes. It's short and sweet’s perfectly fine for a browser game.
6. CONTRE JOUR
Originally a hit on mobile, Contre Jour loses a little of its tactile qualities and immediacy in the browser. The aim is to guide cycloptic blob Petit to the exit in each single-screen level, manipulating the local environment to do so. You warp the ground to roll him about, swing Petit around via springy ropes, and catapult him across the screen using tiny trampolines.
7. COOKIE CLICKER
You start by clicking and getting a cookie. The more cookies you have, the more power-ups you can afford, including cursors that click on your behalf. Eventually, you’re using time machines to bring cookies from the past, “before they were even eaten”, and converting raw light into millions of cookies per second.
8. CUBE SLAM
Cube Slam is Pong with bears (obviously). As ever, the aim is to get the ball (or, in this case, a cube) past your opponent but you also get a beautiful 3D playfield, with power-ups and satisfyingly meaty sound effects. Its online multiplayer mode supports webcams, so you can even see the faces of those annoying people that keep beating you. Want to go meta? Wear a bear mask during play.
9. CUT THE ROPE
Initially an iOS mega-hit, the game stars grinning green greedy-guts Om Nom, who lives in boxes and demands to be fed candy via ludicrously intricate set-ups. Instead of just handing it to him you use ropes, air cushions and bubbles to get candy into his mouth. There are other versions of the game available such as finding hidden objects.
10. DESKTOP TOWER DEFENSE
In this game, Swarms of jolly little cartoon blobs want to migrate across your desktop, so build towers to create a gauntlet for them to run. The more you destroy, the more credits you have to build more towers. More sophisticated types of blob then appear, which means you must upgrade your defences.
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