the new year blues
You are in: surefish
Date: 9 January, 2004
you manage to beat the other two, take on the King of the Courts
himself - Elvis.'
Dust off the New Year blues with our
latest selection of the best free games available on the web. Compiled
by Steve Couch
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An against the clock strategy game. Surround different coloured
marbles before you run out of time and space. Score more points
by going for more marbles, but make sure that you don't get overambitious
and come unstuck.
Deliver a barrel of bananas to the Mighty Kong. Plenty of challenge
to pick up the bonuses and avoid destroying your barrel.
At last, a genuinely good online cricket game. A number of different
scenarios, all England versus Australia, all with nine wickets down,
but with a variety of targets to earn the win. This one takes a
little time to get the hang of, but at the highest level is compelling
and demanding. Use the hints option to get the hang of it, then
go it alone.
Tricks and jumps about in this snowboarding game. Steering is a
little more challenging than many similar games (it's easy to oversteer
and find yourself zigzagging through the entire course), but this
is better than most of the competition.
A variation of the classic Breakout style game. Bounce your ball
into bricks and through suspended hoops to clear each level. The
longer you successfully bounce a ball, the higher is goes. Lots
of different levels, and all of them compulsively moreish.
The best online tennis game we know of. Choose one of three time
travelling tennis aces (Churchill, Shakespeare or John Lennon),
all of whom have different strengths to their game. Once you manage
to beat the other two, take on the King of the Courts himself -
Elvis. The celeb pastiches add a lot of fun, but at the heart, this
is a very good tennis simulation. There's very little Dr Who connection
other than the excuse to gather celeb tennis players from a variety
of era's, but who cares?
Score points by bursting all the balloons while keeping your Hacky
Sack in the air. It's as simple as that. A variety of characters,
backgrounds and skill levels make this more enjoyable than it sounds.
Use your arrows wisely and burst the balloons to move on to the
next level. Different skill levels help to keep this interesting.
All this and an extra game to play while you wait for the game to
Move your bug around the screen, picking up points while avoiding
the spiders. Simple, but harder than it looks.
An asteroids variation. Rather than firing
at rocks in space, you are protecting cells from rampaging bacteria.
Takes a little perseverance to get the hang of, but enjoyable once