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Date: 10 December, 2004

Mini Putt

Mini Putt 2

'My first go the commentary said, 'Not bad for a six year old; you are six aren't you?' '


Sports of sorts, from explosive billiards to authentic crazy golf and jeering crowds occasionally lamenting your talentlessness.

Steve Tilley has some word games for November.

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If you are a parent, we advise you to try the game and the site it's on first before letting your kids play them, to make sure you're happy. (And, don't forget, you can also find great games for kids in our own Global Gang area).

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Blast Billiards
Billiards with a stick of dynamite on the table to avoid. Now that's more like fun.

Sort of crazy indoor tennis with the walls being in. Hypnotic.

Field Goal Challenge
Come on as the field goal kicker (American footie of course) and allow for the wind, the distance and the partisan barracking.

Ten pin bowling game with spectators telling you you bowl like their mother.

Kicky Ups
Not customisable like 'Keepy Ups' (9/03) but a little more manic once the ball gets out of control. My first go the commentary said, 'Not bad for a six year old; you are six aren't you?'

Mini Putt 2
Very satisfying crazy golf course with all the wonderful randomness that makes the things so much fun on a windy day in Scarborough. You know.

Redline Rumble
A motor racing game on a busy motorway.

Slime Volleyball
You are the yellow slime trying to defeat the self-deprecating 'pathetic white slime' at volleyball. You are. Addicts have even written a 'tips to win' page.

Trampoline Springen
Co-ordinate your left and right hands between space-bar and curser keys to gain height by bending your knees then to do forward and backward rolls with pike and tuck. Isn't Trampoline Springen a great name. I love German.

Ultimate Dodgeball
Throw soft balls at your opponent. One a side. Caution. You will break into pieces if you are hit. Unlike in real life you will reassemble yourself in time for the next throw. Levels and that.

Footnote. Sorry if some people were upset by the ‘Clay Kitten Shooting’ game. We’ve taken it off. No offence intended and no real cats were harmed in the writing of the column.

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