MONSTERS UP

What a time to be alive! Are you playing games on your mobile phone, but can’t bring your phone to your cubicle at work? Well we’re now at the point where mobile games are also being ported online for people to play with just their browsers. You can now include Monsters Up, an arcade mobile game, to that long list of games to play when there’s nothing else to do at work.

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Monsters Up is an arcade game that relies on your ability to time each and every jump that your monster will make. It’s a game that requires you to have précising timing and reactions to whatever the game will throw your way. So you play as a little monster that wants to go up – literally. Your little monster will only stand still in the middle of the screen and can only be moved by jumping. As you play, the game will throw platforms towards the middle of the screen; you’ll have to time your jump to make your little monster land on that platform. If you get hit by the platform, it’s game over and you’ll have to try again. You’ll keep doing this and slowly, the platforms will stack up. You’ll also need to make sure that the next platforms after the first is balanced on the bottom platform – if it’s not, you’ll fall and it’s game over. After a certain number of platforms, you’ll be able to pick up a star. This star will fix up your previous platforms so it’s balanced, basically letting you start new. As  you go on, the platforms will become faster, so more of your precision will be demanded.

Monsters Up is a cute little arcade game that can take a few hours to play if you don’t watch your play time. It’s fun, easy, and gives you that “one more time” kick. If you’re looking for a nice game you can easily pick up while waiting for something, then this game is perfect.

Of a Feather

Everyone knows that saying – “birds of a feather flock together”. It’s pretty simple: the same group of people or animals will always stay together and mingle together. But how about we get a little simpler than that? In this game, it’s literal. You’re a bunch of birds, and you’ll be flocking and flying together.

Of a Feather is kind of an action platformer, but plays vertically instead of your regular horizontal platforming. It’s like a game of doodle jump, except this game isn’t as fast paced because you’ll need precision and quick thinking. The game is played entirely using your keyboard. You’ll press W or the up arrow key to flap your wings and fly up a certain amount (it’s not much, but it’s a tactical thing). The A and D keys (or the left and right arrow keys) will make you move left or right. This can be combined with your flap key to fly in a certain direction. As you go up, you’ll see other birds standing in some platforms. Your goal is to get a certain number of birds to come with you until the end of each level. A level ends after a certain height. You’ll need to get to that height with the number of birds indicated on the top right of the screen. Once you get there, you’ll again start with 0 birds. The number of birds you’ll need to be with you will increase, so it will be time to step up your game.

Of a Feather is a fun little game that needs patience and skill. The slow pace is an indicator of a game needing precision and good timing to complete. If you’re on the market for a game that gets increasingly hard while still maintaining its cuteness, then go for Of a Feather. It’s a great choice and one you won’t regret.

Sofra

Rabbits are one of the cutest animals out there. You’ll always know that one person who’ll have one or more of them as pets. You want to know how you can tell how cute rabbits are? In this game, even rabbits are saving rabbits. That cuteness level is going to be hard to one up.

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Sofra is an action platform game that lets you play as a cute little rabbit that can walk on his two hind legs like a regular human. Your goal is to save all the other rabbits that can’t protect themselves from hawks and all other hazards. You’ll be playing the game with the use of your keyboard. The arrow keys will make you move to the respective direction you press. The up button will make you jump. Pressing the down button will make you interact with whatever is directly at your feet (if it’s a cage, it gets opened, if it’s a rabbit, you pick it up). You can, and will have to, pick up multiple rabbits at a time by picking up another one while already holding one or more. You can press the X key to drop all rabbits on your hands at the same time, and press either down or X to pick them all up at once. As you go through the game, multiple threats will start to present themselves along with some puzzles you’ll have to solve. For example, there will be a time when you’re carrying multiple rabbits and will have to make a jump. But carrying a lot of rabbits will make your jump a bit lower and less controlled, so you’ll have to drop a few rabbits before jumping, drop whatever remains from the ones you’re carrying on the other side, get back to pick up the ones you left, then going over and carrying all of them again. More like this will be presented later on with extra challenges, so make sure to stay on your toes.

Sofra is a very great game with a level of cuteness that’ll keep you hooked. The challenge this game suddenly presents is also very good. If you want to play a game that’ll keep you thinking as well as one that’ll test your reflexes, then Sofra is the game for you.

 

Caveman Adventure

Cavemen, as we know them, were the people with a very simple mindset – “I’m hunger, I’ll eat”. That was it. A caveman does what he wants, and he’ll go wherever he wants to. Nothing can stop him in his tracks. But this caveman in this particular game looks like he needs a helping hand – that’s where you come in! Go through plenty of levels that’ll test your quick wit, reflexes, and good planning – none of which an ordinary caveman would probably have!

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Caveman adventure is a puzzle  platform game that lets you play as some kind of entity that helps out a caveman in his little adventure through the prehistoric era. You’ll be playing the entire game by just using your mouse. You’ll be going through a very thorough tutorial, so you’ll learn the ropes pretty quickly, but to give you an idea of how it plays, the caveman will start walking when you click on him. He’ll walk from a starting point and will keep walking forward. Your job is to make sure he gets to the cave at the end of each level by guiding him. You’ll have a limited number of items that’ll make him do an action – the action will depend on the item. For example, you can place a meat in one area, and when the caveman hits the meat, he’ll turn around and start walking in that direction. You’ll also get a jalapeno that’ll make him jump across gaps, as well as jump to avoid obstacles. Your quick thinking skills will be tested in this game, as well as reflexes (once you get to the later levels). Planning is also a huge part of the game. There’re 3 stars per level that you can collect – you can skip them and just head to the cave, but where’s the challenge in that? It can become a bit frustrating later on, but it’s still doable and still pretty awesome.

Caveman Adventure is a very good puzzle/platform game that can hook you for hours. Each level is short and sweet, but each one has its own personality and a good level of challenge. If you’re looking for a game that’ll keep your mind racing and thinking, you just found the game for you!

Happy Wheels

People love vehicles. That doesn’t end in just cars, almost anything with wheels that makes travel faster and easier is something that everyone loves. Bikes, trikes, cars, even wheelchairs! In line with that, welcome to Happy Wheels! Play a game filled with comedy and fun, as well as one that’ll let out any creative juices you may have stirring in your noggin.

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Happy Wheels is kind of a driving game with a level editor game inside it. You’re given the choice between a lot of people and each person will have their own unique vehicle, and when we say unique, we mean UNIQUE. The very first character in the list is actually an old guy who’s probably a patient in some random hospital, and his vehicle is an actual wheelchair. Another one is an Asian dad with his some in a bicycle with a child seat on the back. Does that paint an image in your head of how weird this game is going to be? Once you’ve chosen a character, you’ll also be given a choice between a few pre-made levels that you can go through. The best part of the game has to be the level editor though. The pre-made levels are a good way to get ideas on how to make your own, and when you think you’re ready, just make a fun one and share it to your friends so everyone can have fun. You’ll learn all of the controls for the vehicles (which would be the same across all characters) in the game, so don’t worry about learning it. The game actually holds your hand pretty well when it comes to tutorial screens.

If you’re ready to have a lot of fun and a lot of laughs with a little driving game, then you’re in for a treat with Happy Wheels. By the way, the game isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of blood and gore in this game since it involves death traps, so make sure to play it only if you’re cool with that.

ATV TRIALS TEMPLE

ATVs are super fun! You can ride them anywhere; deserts, beaches, mountains, dirt roads. Like, literally anywhere! In this new instalment of the ATV Trials series, explore a temple – lost and forgotten in time. Take an adventure and just get lost in this game’s awesome setting.

ATV Trials Temple is a time trial game that lets you use an All-terrain Vehicle to go through a number of temple based levels. Of course, you’ll have to go through them in the quickest way possible since this is a time trial. The game looks gorgeous using the Unity engine for its graphics and its physics mechanics are top notch. It’s a very simple game really since you don’t have to drive through a 3D environment – you’ll be riding in a plain 2D road, which means all you’ll be doing is either moving forward or backward. You’ll do this by pressing W key or the up arrow key to accelerate (holding it down to speed up) and pressing the S key or the down arrow key to step on the brakes. The A and D or left and right arrow keys will tilt your vehicle left or right so you can do stunts and also make sure you land in a good enough position so you don’t topple over. You’ll keep doing this until you finish all the levels available in the game. Each level has a par time that you can try to beat for a challenge, which is easily doable once you get the hang of the game.

It’s not always that you’ll get to play a cool game with ATVs or temples, so it’s even more rare to play a game with both! Grab the chance and lose yourself in this very beautiful game, both visual and sound. If you’re looking to play a game you can relax with while having a bit of fun driving, ATV Trials Temple is just the game for you.

UNFAIR MARIO

Mario is a name that is recognized by everyone that has ever touched a controller to play a game. “Isn’t that the Italian guy that jumps and collects coins?” Yes, that’s the guy. He’s known for games that everyone can just pick up and play because his games are always both for beginners and pros to enjoy. Unfair Mario, though, is a whole different situation, the title itself should let you know what you’re in for, so we hope you’re ready.

Unfair Mario is a re-skinned Mario 3 – so it’s the same game – an action platformer filled with traps and enmies, but 99% of the time, you should be more worried about the traps as they’ll kill you unless you know where they’re placed. Sometimes these traps decides to be unfair and will activate even when you’re not on them (the first floating platform would be a good example of this, the moment you touch it even from the side, you’ll fall and die). The game relies on a lot of memorization if you’d like to beat it. There’s not too many levels, but because of how the game is designed (unfairly), it’ll take a lot of time before each level can be done. The game is controlled entirely by your keyboard’s arrow keys. You’ll press the left and right arrow key to go left and right, while up will make you jump. Once you’ve tried the controls out (and died a few times along the way), you’ll get the hang of things and will start the memorization thing, that is if you’d like to beat it.

Is getting frustrated with a hard game something you’d call a fun time? If it is, then you’ll have a lot of fun with this game. Although the game itself is totally unfair, it’s got its own merits and can still be enjoyed. The satisfaction of finishing a stage in a very unfair game like Unfair Mario is something you’ll never get in any other game, so give it a go and get ready to throw that keyboard out of frustration with Unfair Mario!

THE ELECTRIC SHOCKTOPUS

An octopus isn’t too cute to look at, but when it’s made in a style that looks like it was grabbed off of an anime, then you know you’re in for one cute little game. Let the Electric Shocktopus take you on a ride as you go through multiple levels filled with mind boggling puzzles using a power that only an octopus with an affinity to electricity can use.

The Electric Shocktopus is a platforming puzzle game that lets you control a little octopus with a power a little different from what you’d expect (except if you read the title of the game). This octopus can control its body’s electricity and can conjur up magnetic forces at will. You’ll use this to move around each stage to get to the end and finish it. You can also collect the starfishes scattered all over the stage, but it’s optional, more of a bragging right for those that can’t do so. You’re given a bunch of abilities you’ll use including wall grabs and wall jumps and the ability to build up a charge to either repel or attract yourself to electric charges on each stage. This’ll come in handy in solving multiple platform puzzles. The game is controlled with only your keyboard, mainly with your arrow keys. If you’re ready to get your mind melted, then start loading the game now!

The Electric Shocktopus may not seem much at first glance, but it’s a deep puzzle game with such a good mechanic and solid controls. The concept it fresh and new, and everything you do should be calculated. If you’re looking for a puzzler to keep you on your toes, then you came to the right place.

ENIGMA STATION

There are a lot of developers out there with ideas just pouring over, and Enigma Station the fruit of one of those devs hard labor. It’s a game that doesn’t really have anything yet, but in time, it’ll be something that people will be talking about (if the dev/devs would continue work on it, but seeing the changelogs, it looks like that’s something we don’t need to worry about anytime in the near future).

Enigma Station is a game that’s still in very, very early development. There’s not much to do, but you’re able to test out a few abilities that are currently available to you. The game doesn’t really have a tutorial right now, too, but you’ll be using your keyboard to move around and navigate through what looks like a little test area to try out your guns and moves.  The test area has platforms for you to jump on and just move around with. The game is planned to be a metroidvania type of game, and already has a story drafted, but it’s not final yet and may change along the way, but basically it’s about a war being fought in space. Unknown to many, though, a virus has been spreading in a station (the Enigma Station) and it’s taking the lives of those inside the station. It’s up to you to save anyone else that’s still alive and destroy the virus before it can get out and destroy everything else in the universe.

I’d have to be honest, there isn’t really much of a game here, but it shows a lot of promise and would be nice if people could play the game and let the devs know how awesome it is and would be. We suggest keeping an eye out for Enigma Station as we can tell that this one is gonna be awesome once it’s done!

Lego: Out of Step

Ever wanted to play with legos but don’t have enough money to buy them (legos are expensive now that they’re super popular because of the franchise stuff like Star Wars, Batman, and Jurassic World being made in lego worlds)? Well then, try out Lego: Out of Step!

Lego: Out of Step is a simple platformer where you take the form of some kind of Lego god and drop in lego blocks whenever it’s needed. The game revolves around a lego fox that needs to get to the end of the stage, and this is where your godly lego dropping powers come into place. The fox will just keep walking forward unless he is stopped by a wall or some other form of obstacle. It’s your job to ensure he gets to the end. You’ll take hold of 3 lego blocks: a regular lego floor block, a spring made of legos, and a huge lego rock. Each block will have their own function and will be needed to finish the game. The floor block is used to make the fox walk a bit higher. If you drop them on top of each other, you can make stairs so he can reach higher places and keep walking and avoid some obstacles. The spring will make the fox jump. This will be used to reach higher platforms and avoid obstacles, too, but this can be used without prior planning unlike the floor block. The rock lego is used to drop on breakable things. There will be parts of the course where something huge is blocking the way and will have collectible legos inside it, then you can just drop a rock and destroy that obstacle. Not only does it clear a path, it also gives you those lego pieces that you’ll need to collect for points. The lego pieces will be scattered throughout the level and will also require the use of the blocks you have to enable to fox to reach them.

If you just want a quiet little world filled with legos, fun, and a bit of a challenge, then Lego: Out of Step is the perfect game to try out. It’ll keep you busy for hours on end.