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Date: 4 May, 2004
can now batter penguin with a club, throw him against an iceberg
and catapult him up a gully!
of the bunch to my mind is Orca Slap, but Albatross Overload
and Seal Bounce are good enough that you may think differently
- try them all.'
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.
No overriding theme this month,
but for some reason several of these games features angles and trajectories.
Don't ask why, just enjoy.
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If you are a parent, we advise you to try the game and the site
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To play a game, simply click on its name.
Back by popular demand. We had more response from Surefishers
about Smack the Pingu than for any other recent game, so here are
three (count 'em!) more from the same stable. Best of the bunch
in my opinion is Orca Slap, but Albatross Overload and Seal Bounce
are good enough that you may think differently - try them all.
Nothing to do with the penguin-related games at Yetisports,
but every bit as good. The best new game this month, and one of
the best I've found in a long time. Kevin the Hamster has got lost
in space. Using the Interplanetary slingshot, you must propel him
back to his spaceship.
Sounds simple? Wait until planets start exerting gravitational pull.
25 levels and unending game play - your score for each level is
divided by the number of attempts it took, so you can keep going
and perfect each shot. Play it with the sound on, and enjoy the
spectacle of the unfortunate Kevin bouncing off ill-placed planets.
A puzzle solving platform game. Can you help Red Beard to find the
right way through each level? Different coloured pills make different
sections of floor appear or disappear, and there's always the chance
of drowning if you stay underwater for too long.
One very useful feature is that once you have completed a level,
you always have the option of starting where you left off, rather
than spending half an hour of playing time trying to get back to
the same point in subsequent games.
Blast away all the dinosaur eggs before they reach the bottom of
the screen. A pop'n'drop style game with options for different styles
of game and different levels of difficulty. Two of the three game
options, and two of the three difficulty options are available without
any registration or purchase.
Run, set angle, throw tyre, watch it fly. That's about the size
of it, but this is nicely done and is the kind of game that you
will spend more time on than you expect. Oh go on, just one more
try to get it further...
Negotiate your way through the tunnels, picking up bonus items and
power ups, and avoiding (or shooting) the obstacles. The game play
rotates around the full circumference of the tunnel, and the pace
is sufficient to keep you on your toes without making this unplayable.
A simple geometric game of cat and mouse. Carve up the playing grid
into boxes without your trail being tagged by any of the buzzing
guards. Higher levels mean more guards to dodge - or, for the brave,
Only the practice mode seems to be available free and online, but
this is still enjoyable. Burst the balloons with a bow and arrow,
set the angle and power and try not to let too many get away from
you. Harder than it looks, but very satisfying once you get your
A simple game of laying track and making sure that the train makes
it to the station, but this has a nice 'bluesy' soundtrack, with
a harmonica train whistle at the end of each level. If all you got
was the music, I'd be tempted to say it was worth it, but the game
is pretty good too.
Very similar to Yetisports' Seal Bounce,
but with a little more finesse and control. Pile up the grenades
to send yourself bouncing off walls and knocking out targets. You
control the size and angle of the explosion, and as the levels mount
and you have more and more targets to take out in a single launch,
so it gets more and more tactical.
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