Wheely 8

Wheely has been on a roll (yes, the pun was intended!) for a few years now, and we now have an 8th game, and this comes to us with not too much of a surprise as we all know one great game just deserves another sequel, right? Wheely 8 brings back all that puzzle game love that all the other games have brought us, and this time, it’s an out of this world adventure (literally!)

Wheely 8 is the 8th instalment of the ever popular Wheely series of puzzle games (see here and here). You take control of a little red car that just wants to get on with his own little life, but trouble always seems to be on his tail. This time, he goes camping with his girlfriend when just out of nowhere, a UFO crash lands in front of them and is now in need of his help. Take on the grand adventure of fixing their ship and helping them find their way home, all in the hope of actually getting the camping thing started. The game is pretty simple. Your car-acter (see what I did there?) will be on one side of the screen, and a goal will be on the other side (usually denoted by a flag). You will need your trusty mouse to play the game. You will use your cursor to point on different objects in the game, and then use the left mouse button to interact with any objects available to use. You also click on your character to make him move forward if he is stationary, or stop if he is moving. You will be solving all types of puzzles to ensure that he reaches the goal safely. In each level, there will also be 2 challenges each. The first one is to find a little wheel hidden within the level, it can be part of the background, or sometimes will have a few extra quirks to it before you can find it (one of the levels will have you clicking on birds to actually find it), and the other challenge is to find a little red car (same as you, but much smaller) the same way you would find a hidden wheel. Whenever you find something hidden, just click it to collect it.
Wheely 8 is a very good game with a lot of replay value thanks to the challenges on each level. Will you be able to finish your camping trip? Find out in Wheely 8!

Free Rider 2

Playing a driving game is pretty easy, right? But, creating a course for driving games, now that is not something you can do quickly, but you know deep in your heart that creating a course where you can drive on is pretty fun. Free Rider 2 lets you do both! You can create a fun course with lots of obstacles and whatever you can think of, and lets you drive on it using different vehicles!

Free Rider 2

Free Rider 2 is a course creation game with a bit of driving squeezed in. This game is easy to understand and even easier to play. If there’s something you do not understand, all you have to d is click the question mark at the bottom right hand side and you’ll find out everything you would need to know. The main goal of the game is really for the player to just have fun and let the player’s imagination go wild. On the left side of the screen, you have tools you can use to create your course, including a pencil to draw lines that your vehicle can drive on, an eraser, a line tool to draw sceneries, a tool to draw curves that you can use as obstacles or loops or hills that your vehicles can go through, and a few more. On the right side, you can change the background theme, the quality of the game, and the vehicle you’re using. There are a lot of options here, and all you really need to have fun is your imagination. Once you’re done with the course, you can drive your vehicle by pressing the Up arrow key to drive forward, the Down arrow key to use your brakes, and the left and right arrow keys to lean left and right.

Only a few games will let you use your imagination to have fun, and Free Rider 2 is one of those games. If you want to play a game that lets you have fun on driving as well as creating, then Free Rider 2 is the perfect game for you.

Earn to Die…

Dying is easy. Dying in a zombie apocalypse is even easier. A true man (or woman) needs to earn his death by doing something crazy, innovative and dangerous. That is exactly what Earn to Die 2 Exodus, the newest game in Earn to Die series, is all about. The game was made by Toffee Games and playable on Crazy Games.
An intro clip puts you in a zombie apocalypse and the last human settlement is about to be evacuated. It is nowhere near your neighborhood, though. Actually, it’s on the other side of what’s left of the United States of America. You decide to get there, or die trying.

Earn to Die 2 Exodus is a platform side-scrolling physics driving game (or short PSSPDG) in which your mission is to travel from checkpoint to checkpoint, where a new vehicle awaits, in as few days as possible. It is impossible to reach another checkpoint in one try because the vehicle you drive is a rusty piece of junk. By some twisted logic, each time you drive, trying to reach the next checkpoint, you will end up back in your garage with considerably more money than when you started. Money can be spent on upgrades, allowing for better chances of reaching the next garage. The parts of your vehicle which you can improve are engine, transmission, wheels, gun(s), boost, armor and fuel tank. Each part provides a different bonus when upgraded.
Engine will allow for faster acceleration and less fuel consumption, transmission provides increased maximum speed, wheels give you better grip for those steep hills, guns kill zombies before they hit your car considerably reducing the amount of brains on your windshields as well as the damage on the car in general, boost can be used to gain a little extra speed, armor increases the amount of damage your vehicle can take before breaking down and fuel tank gives you candy (just kidding, it gives you more fuel so you can travel further).

With adequate graphics and good background music, Earn to Die 2 Exodus is a great albeit short game to waste a bit of time on.

Car Eats Car 3

They say we shouldn’t judge the book by its cover. The same goes with video games. Although the title implies an automobile version of a cannibalistic feast, Car Eats Car 3, made by Smokoko game developing team, is a side-scrolling platform game with nothing new to offer.

The mission is simple, get to the other side of the level and collect as many gems and bonuses as you can while evading or destroying cars that are chasing you. As you drive you have no control of the gun mounted on the roof of your car, however you can release bombs behind you and leave your chasers in a pile of metal and ashes. Boosting can get you flying which can help collect even more of those pesky collectibles needed to upgrade your vehicle. In addition, there is an achievement system which awards you gears, another currency needed to buy more upgrades.

The controls are uncommon, with the UP arrow for moving forward, DOWN for backward and LEFT and RIGHT to balance the car while flying. It is kind of funny to watch your car roll over and over in place when you start playing the game, but it gets annoying quite fast.

Background and item design is beautiful but car design has its flaws. The car you play with is similar to Lightning McQueen, a main character of Cars (cartoon made by Disney and Pixar). Other cars you meet through the game also show strong resemblance to the cartoon, which had me questioning the creative aspect of Smokoko.

With no impressive features and a repetitive soundtrack, Car Eats Car 3 gives nothing to keep you interested and play more than a few levels. It is a sequel that didn’t live up to its expectations.

Red Flight

Stay aside Robocop! Sorry but a new space cop has finally arrived, equipped with a much cooler vehicle and with much more powerful skills to eliminate enemies. Yes, you heard it right and it is nobody else than you! You now have the opportunity to drive a spaceship and enter an action packed battle in this fascinating game from Filipe Sheepwolf (creators behind successful series like Red Driver and Dj Sheepwolf Mixer). Red Flight is a very impressive and highly recommendable 3D shooting adventure that takes you to a futuristic environment in which your mission is to maneuver a police space car and eliminate all the enemies  who are trying to invade your planet.

The game offers a bunch of impressive features that are probably way far beyond your expectations including a lot of customizing features, an easy-to-manage upgrade system, dynamically-changing stages, four different missions to explore including epic boss battles, and a lot of other unlockable features such as Neon Lights, 8Bit Worldand Glass City which can drastically change the interface during battle.

Missions will indeed vary in each stage including war, collect , thunder and boss. Each will have certain tasks to follow and you just have to accomplish them without letting your spaceship be destroyed, otherwise, you will end up replaying the same mission until you manage to make it through. Completing them will allow you to earn points which allow you to buy new skins for your car or better yet buy upgrades to make your spaceship more efficient in battle. The prices , however, will increase exponentially which forces you to take more missions and earn more points. You can also replay previous levels as many times as you want to.

Generally, everything works perfectly with Red Flight, not to mention the games’s wonderful animation and impressive voice overs in a way that you would really imagine yourself in such an action packed and breathtaking situation!  With the success of the Red Driver series, I’m sure Filipe Sheepwolf will also come up with an  impressive sequel to this game.

Check out Red Flight here!

Motor Wars 2 Review

Martian Games interestingly came up with another action packed and fun-filled sequel to their massively successful Motor Wars game. Motor Wars 2 is a highly interactive multiplayer vehicular battle game that will take you to an intense and breathtaking adventure. The game offers a bunch of impressive features that are probably way far beyond your expectations.

Vehicle customizing.

The game’s stunning 3D graphics and animations is one of its highly commendable features that will remind you of those critically acclaimed  3D racing games in higher gaming platforms. The game really changes the landscape of browser gaming and brought it to a higher level of enjoyment which you can confidently include on top of your game list. The game actually reminds me of Twisted Metal games at some point except for the fact that Motor Wars 2 is more like a Tag Battle rather than being a Survival challenge.
Motor Wars 2 is a browser game which encouraged the players to create their own accounts in order to save their progress online and also to save the money you earned from each battle and use it later for upgrades or to unlock other vehicles. You can however play the game as a guest but with limited features.
Generally, your main objective in this game is nothing more but to help your team (Red or Blue) to win the battle. This can be done by having the most number of kills within the given time frame. This is a tag battle and you must help your team as much as you can by killing enemies and by preventing your vehicle from sustaining too much damage.
Before you enter the battle, you will be prompted first in a highly interactive dashboard or simply referred here as lobby. This will give you access to various pages including the game rooms, the global rankings and a chatboard that allows you to interact with real online players.
Motor Wars 2 uses Unity Web Player and is somehow a CPU Intensive game and it is not really surprising considering how impressive the details of this game are.  Motor Wars 2 is an absolutely lavish and superb game that you don’t really want to miss. According to Martian Games, they are currently working on the third installment with additional features including air battles and more. That’s definitely something to watch out for!

Freeway Fury 3

After reviewing Freeway Fury 2 late last year, I couldn’t withstand also writing about its sequel, Freeway Fury 3.

From a simple irate motorist who just can’t withstand the traffic, it seems like you just turned into a badass hero who can now save the world from evil invaders. It was such a huge lift indeed from the first concept of Freeway Fury games but this approach made this game even more captivating and more fun to deal with. Serius Games never failed to impress us with their games but I can say that they master their Freeway Fury series even better above the rest. It is well polished, one-of-a-kind, and something that you can confidently consider on top of your game list.

Freeway Fury 3 promo image. Source: https://www.facebook.com/freewayfury3

Your main objective for Freeway Fury 3 is to take control of the so-called “mysterious fugitive” to move from one vehicle to another until you reach the checkpoint. Please be mindful that you must accomplish this within the given time frame, otherwise, you’ll lose a chance and you have no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning until you managed to make it through. The game has four levels to explore and each will vary in terms of the type of vehicles you will use. The first level will take place on a busy highway, then it is followed by water, air and space stages respectively.

A vast of wonderful improvements were made indeed including the easy-to-manage controls, level by level system, dynamically changing environments, engaging plot and inclusion of cinematic cutscenes in between each level, interactive rank system, lavishly illustrated details and a whole lot more. The Free Ride Mode, however, was taken out of the concept but that doesn’t really matter considering how overwhelming the enhancements made for this sequel. How far do you think your skills can take you? Are you skillful and brave enough to end this alien invasion once and for all? Or maybe this is just the beginning and we could expect more thrilling adventure in the future! So if you have enough time to spare, feel free to play Freeway Fury 3 and put yourself in one epic adventure!

Play Freeway Fury 3 on CrazyGames here.

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Dream Car Racing

Of the many sidescrolling driving games around, Dream Car Racing stands out.

Its controls are basic: arrow keys to drive (up to accelerate, down to brake, left and right to balance the car), car control feels average, but the sheer amount of upgrades and options is immense. It has a more elaborate upgrade system than I have ever seen.

Here is a walkthrough video. Scroll to the end to see the possibilities…

Well, what are you waiting for? Go play the game yourself:
Dream Car Racing

The Wheely Games

If I were 10 (or maybe 5) years younger, Wheely would be one of my favorite games. It mixes intellectual exercise with enjoyment. As its cute-ish name suggests, Wheely is perfect for kids. However don’t let that stop you, as it is fun for adults as well. The game follows Wheely, a cute red car, on his quest for his true love (who is called Jolie). As he gets closer to his goal, the levels, which become unlocked as you progress, become more and more challenging. There are three installments so far: Wheely (the original), Wheely 2, and Wheely 3. Have fun!

Traffic Talent – The only educational driving game around?

Of all the driving games that are around not a single one teaches you to drive responsibly. At least, that’s what I thought until I played this game. Traffic Talent was made by Dutch game studio Sticky Studios (and unfortunately in Dutch) in a campaign for the Dutch government (and was first published here – the website is in Dutch too). It lets you complete missions while respecting all the traffic rules. You have to adapt your driving style to the weather which is surprisingly often quite rainy (but as anyone who has been to the Netherlands knows this is realistic). This is quite a change from the usual driving game in which crashing at enormous speeds is the norm. Traffic Talent is educational in the true sense of the word, and it’s surprisingly fun. Go check it out, and make sure you don’t get a ticket!