bees and pogo
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Date: 9 March, 2004
of the slackers avoiding stress in Miniclip's 'A Day of Slacking'
you get through a whole day at work without getting too stressed
and without getting caught?'
Another diverse selection of games
this month as chosen by Steve Couch. All are available to play online
for free, without any need to register with the host sites.
Some games require
your browser to have a plug in for Shockwave. You can
download this for free here
If you are a parent, we advise you
to try the game and the site its on first before letting your
kids play them, to make sure youre happy. (And, dont
forget, you can also find great games for kids in our own
To play a game, simply click on its name.
Save the Sheriff
A scrolling platform game which holds your attention through several
levels. You control a little pig on a mission to rescue the sheriff
from his Bandit kidnappers. On your way you will score points by
rescuing trapped pets for ladies in distress, do battle with evil
toads and dynamite-hurling cowboys, and collect lots and lots of
gold coins. There is plenty of variety as you progress through the
levels, with a number of imaginative features. This is highly recommended.
of Mammals (five different games)
No pigs, but plenty of other animals. There are five (count 'em!)
games on this BBC site, and all of them educational. Whether you
want to learn sociable monkey behaviour or survive as a fox in the
wild, there should be something here for you. For those of you who
are put off by the idea of educational games, these are (mostly)
good fun to play too.
A game of logical problem solving. Move the coloured blocks around,
removing pairs without leaving yourself stuck with any leftovers.
Only the first ten levels are available for free, but there is some
good puzzle solving enjoyment to be had anyway.
Day of Slacking
Dodge the dull, work-related stuff (staplers, calculators, the boss)
and collect the drinks, food and other fun stuff. Can you get through
a whole day at work without getting too stressed and without getting
Catch the bees in soap bubbles to score points. A simple and enchanting
game that is restful where others are frenetic. Another beautifully
delivered game from the Ferryhalim team. Absolutely delightful.
A simple platform game, but one that holds the attention through
different levels. Use the bombs to gain height on your jumps, and
watch out for the guards.
Nemo Turtle Game
A tie-in to Pixar and Disney's Finding Nemo (watch out for the DVD
review coming soon to surefish.co.uk). Control Crush the turtle
as he rides the East Australia Current, dodging the Jellyfish and
helping Marlin and Dory in their quest for Nemo.
McFly are a new boy band (cheery guitar-based pop) who may or may
not be anything special, but this game on their site is pretty good.
Choose a band member and a skateboard and hit the streets, flinging
records at dustbins, windows and passers by to score points, while
dodging the oncoming traffic.
The one drawback is that the game seems to have a habit of crashing
on later levels. It's still worth a look, and you will either get
hooked on McFly's latest single or get sick of hearing it in the
background to your game.
The third of this month's trio of surf and skate bum games. Dodge
the obstacles and pull tricks in this extreme Pogo-stick simulation.
Yes, extreme Pogo-stick simulation. Radical, dude!
A breakout clone, but a good one. Fast playing and tricky to master.