Play with your food
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Date: 1 August 2003
A food and drink-themed selection of games for August
as chosen by Steve Couch. All are available to play online for free, without any
need to register with the host sites.
games require your browser to have a plug in for Shockwave. You can
download this for free here
Weve selected games that we judge are also OK for the children we know,
but if you are a parent, please dont take our word for it - standards vary!
We advise you to try the game and the site its on first before letting your
kids loose on it, to make sure youre happy. (And, dont forget, you
can also find three great games for kids in our own Global
To play a game, simply
click on its name.
Climb aboard the Candy train. Steer the sweet laden locomotive around
the tracks, picking up extra carriages and bonus candies along the way. Make sure
you keep one eye on the track though, or you just might crash. Engrossing, and
at times frantic if you choose to run at top speed.
You're a frog, you're hungry and you've got about thirty seconds
to eat as many flies as you can. It's that simple. Nice graphics and simple gameplay
(it's all in the timing). Not much to this, but very nicely done. Enjoyable.
As featured in the Guardian. This game from the Colon Cancer Concern
website puts you in the Superhero shoes (and cape) of Captain Colon. Only you
can protect your host from the growth of the evil Polyp - fight back against the
never-ending surge of junk food with nothing more than good old fashioned fruit
and veg. Learn about healthy eating and play at being a Superhero all at the same
Catch the fish and keep yourself well fed
- but watch out. Not everything that swims by will be nice to eat, and once the
sharks start appearing, you could find yourself going for a little swim if your
line finds the wrong mouth. Three different ability levels to start from, and
a new challenge added with each new 'day'.
Ever wondered what life must
be like working in a fast-food restaurant? Not so much a game as a simulation
of a day in the life of a lowly burger maker. Be warned, it's not very interesting
(but very nicely done).
At the opposite end of the capitalist extreme
to the previous link, this game gives you the chance to run your own backyard
Lemonade Stand. You choose how much lemon, sugar and ice goes into each cup, and
how much you are going to charge each day. Your decisions, along with the weather,
will determine how many cups you sell. The aim is to make as much of a profit
as possible in thirty days. Alternatively, you could subvert the capitalist agenda
of the game and simply aim to break-even, while providing Lemonade as cheaply
as possible for as many people as possible. It's entirely up to you.
Another game of frogs catching flies. Leap from one Lily
pad to the other, catching your prey as you leap and avoiding both the crocodile
and the bird that see you as a tasty morsel just right for their elevenses. How
many days can you keep your frog alive well fed?
It's a fish eat fish world! Swim
around eating the little fish while avoiding the big ones (who will eat you, given
half a chance). As you eat, so you grow and eventually you can turn the tables
on the fish that you previously swam in fear of. But by then, there are other
bigger fish with their eye on you.
Stack the pancakes to score points. Match three pancakes of the same colour to
clear them from the screen (and score bonuses for extra toppings). Simple controls
- move left or right, pick up pancake, drop pancake - but you've got to keep your
wits about you or the pancakes will get out of control and it will be game over
before you know it.
Click on the cows as they appear on the horizon to get the milk
and score the points. Fast moving game of reaction. Fill your bucket in the quickest
time possible (hint - click each cow as many times as you can before it disappears,
don't settle for just one click per cow).