Target games
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Date: 09 June, 2005



'You’d be amazed at the stuff in there that isn’t fish.'

Target games again this month. They come round often but there seem to be a lot of people in this world who see it in terms of targets. Improve your golf skills, your sumo skills and, if you really want to, your food-catching skills.

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Area Flat 2
Bottom to top shoot ‘em up. Stuff comes piling in at you which you wouldn’t really want to find in space (giant letters, space ships, debris). Never mind. Move your ship out of the way or just shoot it.

You are a sweat-banded orange with feet, playing multi-bal keepi-up. You have to bounce as many balls on your head as you can. You know the sort of thing. Crowds jeer you.

As part of the wonderful Gorillaz web-site play ten-pin bowling. Also muck-about with their instruments or pop along to the shooting gallery. Listen to top tunes all the while.

You are an egg. Catch plummeting food until you are ready to hatch. See what hatches (this is the only good bit).

High Delivery
Use the fan to blow the balloon so it collects more flowers for your cloud-dwelling sweetheart. Orisimal? Who else?

Monster Poolside Sumo
Manipulate your chosen freak to knock your opponent out of the pool. Imagine it is the person you’d most like to hurt to get rid of that pent-up aggression.

Shoot the Ball
Snooker balls head for the distant pockets. Shoot them. Not with a cue. Not with other balls. With bullets. Miss and you scuff the table a bit. Would have brightened up Steven Hendry’s game.

Simpsons Snowball
Throw snowballs at your favourite Simpsons’ characters. Dodge the ones they throw at you. Hit the snowman to replenish your ammo. Reminds you of winter fun. Southern hemisphere readers – it reminds you of now. Equatorial readers – trust us; snow exists.

Super Fishing
Lower the line, catch the fish, try not to catch the floating pants. You’d be amazed at the stuff in there that isn’t fish. Some Vietnamese lass has a high score of over 2 million. Don’t they have anything else to do in Vietnam?

To Me To Zoo
The Chuckle Brothers cause havoc at the zoo. Probably all you need to know before you start chucking bones at the vultures. (There is a picture in existence of me from circa 1990 with a horrendous moustache that makes me a dead ringer for a Chuckle Brother. Thought you needed to be told that before you found out.)

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