The world of video gaming has evolved quite dramatically. We have the high-end, heavy-duty consoles like PS4 and Xbox One today. But, you don’t really have to own one of these expensive consoles to have fun. Thanks to the flash games, you can enjoy video gaming right on your computer or smartphone. What’s more incredible is that you don’t even need to install the game to play it. All you need is a Flash supported browser and internet connection and you can get started straight away. These games do not require advanced computer specs. They can run on just about any system. Let’s take a look at the top Flash-based games you can play.
- 1. Tanki
- 2. 2048
- 3. MotherLoad
- 4. Snake
- 5. Canabalt
- 7. Cubefield
- 8. Hextris
- 9. Tetris
- 10. Curvytron
- 11. 8 Ball Pool
- 12. Escape
- 13. New York Shark
- 14. Frogger
- 15. Creative Kill Chamber
- 16. Tic-Tac-Toe
- 17. Cut the Rope
- 18. Pokemon Tower Defense II
- 19. Sparkchess
- 20. Push It
- 21. Mario Run
Tank games are some fun but they can be very demanding of the PC specs. If you have a computer of moderate built and specs, the tank gaming experience will not be as great as you would like. Thanks to Tanki Online though, you don’t have to have a powerful computer to play your tank game. This Flash-based game lets you pick your favorite tank and use it to assault the enemies. Tanki is free to download and play. But, it has some in-app purchases that give your tank more power, abilities and skills. It is an online game and hence you can only play it with others.
Remember those games we played in childhood in which you had to slide the tiles in order to solve the puzzle? Now you can have the same fun digitally but in a slightly different way. Instead of rearranging the tiles to form a picture or scenery, you need to create a single tile by combining many tiles and make the number 2048? Lost? Don’t worry! Just start the game and you will get the hang of it. This game is going to test your mental prowess. It is available on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.
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Every time I play this game (and I still do it), I feel myself falling in a nostalgic pit. This game has been around for nearly two decades now and continues to intrigue me to date. If you haven’t played this game before, there is still a fair chance you must have played a similar Boulder Dash or Dig Dug. MotherLoad takes control of the mining bot who tunnels through the earth to find the invaluable bounties hidden deep down. While doing so, you must avoid the enemies or they will end your game without any hesitation.
Remember the Snake game on old Nokia phones everyone seemed addicted to? Well, you can relive those moments again with the Snake Flash game. There is no doubt that the game was an incredible time pass. The game was pretty simple. All you had to do was maneuver the snake into eating the tine dots that appear on the screen. With each dot eaten, the snake grew larger in size. You must eat as many dots as possible without crashing the snake into itself or the hurdles.
You must have already heard of endless running games like Temple Run. Canabalt is also an endless running game that works on the Flash platform. But, there is a huge difference. First of all, the game is not graphics-intensive. And there aren’t a lot of colors too. In fact, the game is completely black and white. Make no mistake though. The game is also very addictive. The objective of the game is to keep running. You need to jump from one rooftop to another while the buildings behind you crumble. There will be hurdles you will need to jump over. If you crash into one of them or jump too early or too late, the game ends.
Hundreds of thousands of people are already playing this game. Are you? Ever since its release, the game became a huge hit. Even though it features minimal design and virtually no graphics, it is still highly addictive. You are given the control of a small circle, which you can maneuver with the mouse. The objective is to eat smaller circles and grow in size. At the same time, you need to make sure you stay away from the bigger circles or else they will eat your circle and end the game. You can play the game alone or with your friends after signing in with Facebook.
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Cubefield is another interesting and simple game amongst the best Flash games you can play online. The objective of the game is pretty straightforward. Various cubes in countless numbers are strewn across the sea. You have to steer your ship across the sea and make sure that it does not touch the cube. If you come in contact with the cube, the ship will get destroyed and the game will end. As the score increases the ship becomes faster making the game more challenging. This means you will need to be really quick with the ship control at the higher levels. And remember, not all the cubes lie still. Some are headed right your way and you must steer clear of them.
We all have played the very popular Tetris game at some point in time or another. Hextris is another one of the best Flash games of all time, gives Tetris a new twist. In this game, you get to control a hexagon that is always moving. The objective is to fill the hexagon with various colors. You need to make the combo of 3 different colors. You also have to make sure that the stacked bars of the colors do not touch the edge. You need to create as many combos of colors as you can within the given time.
Tetris is the most popular block building game we have known. Even though the more graphics-intensive games have taken over, Tetris continues to be one of the most played games. This is because a lot of people still want to play retro games and relive old memories. The game’s objective is to fill the rows completely with the blocks that drop from the top. You can change which way the blocks fall using the controls. Once a row is completely filled, the blocks in that row are deleted. You must keep filling the rows and deleting the blocks. If the rows are not deleted and blocks stack up to the top so that there is no space for the new blocks to drop, your game ends.
Well, the game is all about making curves with a line. The objective of the game is to keep bending the growing line. You have to bend it in such a way that it does not touch the other lines on the screen. You also need to make sure you don’t crash line into itself. This will end the game. You need to maneuver your line around all the existing lines on the screen to win the level. Once you have done that progress to the next level. You can play the game online with other gamers from around the world. You can also have your friends join your room.
11. 8 Ball Pool
If you lave to play pool, especially on your computer or mobile, you will surely love this game. 8 Ball Pool is undeniably the most played online snooker game. This game is available through Facebook so you are going to need a Facebook account if you don’t have one. There are various game modes available. You can create your own room and let others join in. You can also invite your friends to your room. Or, you can play the game with anyone from anywhere in the world. The game is simple! You control the cue with a mouse. No keyboard is needed. So, 8 Ball Pool is also one of the free flash games that might be played through Facebook.
Well, as the name suggests, this game is about escaping. In this game, you are held inside a giant container that fitted with laser guns. It also has electric fields as obstacles. You need to jump on the walls and other objects to escape from the container. The timing of the jump has to be perfect or the player falls to its death and game ends. Escape has just one control. The game is available on iOS and Android platforms as well.
13. New York Shark
In this game, you control a big Shark, which is swimming around the city. The game is a bit gruesome but does not depict any blood or gore. The objective is to destroy or eat anything that comes the way of your shark. Your targets could be the ships, boats, swimmers and even other fish. You can also jump out of the water and destroy airplanes and helicopters as well. Along the course of the game, you will find many interesting targets such as Spider-man and King Kong. The game is fun to play.
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Frogger was quite a popular game back in the days when console gaming wasn’t as advanced. But, since the gamers didn’t have much to choose from back then, the game was an instant hit. And, even today, when we have those high-end console games, we still love the simplicity this game has to offer. The objective of the game is quite simple. You have to get the frog across the road. While doing so you have to make sure you are not run over by the speeding vehicles. The levels are clocked and the frog must cross the road before the timer hits zero.
15. Creative Kill Chamber
Creative Kill is an action game but brute force is not all you must use to succeed. You also need to solve puzzles in order to advance to the next levels. In this game, you have been held captive in an enemy prison and the primary objective is to escape from there. To achieve this, you need to kill the guards using a variety of methods. You will also run into obstacles, which you will have to overcome.
Now, who doesn’t remember this game from their childhood? Well, I think everyone does. Tic-Tac-Toe used to an incredible way to pass our time and kill boredom. Some of us have also played it in our classrooms escaping the eyes of the teacher. Now you can play the game online too. This game has achieved the top position among the best Flash games and follows the same rules as before. In a grid of 3/3, you need to fill the blocks with ‘X’ or ‘O’ symbol. The game is played between two people. You choose one of the two symbols and your opponent will pick the other one. You need to fill at least one row, one column or one diagonal with any one of the two symbols you have chosen before your opponent to win the game. If the other players fill the blocks before you, you lose the game.
17. Cut the Rope
In this game, you own a pet whose name is Omnom. The objective of the game is to feed the pet. There is food hanging from the rope and you need to cut that rope so that the food falls in Omnom’s belly. The game becomes more challenging and interesting with each new level. The graphics are pretty cool. There are plenty of puzzles to solve as well.
18. Pokemon Tower Defense II
This is a pretty interesting tower defense game you can play. In this game, you control the Pokemon who defend the tower against the other Pokemon. This makes things all the more interesting. Just like the other Pokemon games, you are a trainer who trains different Pokemon and evolves them.
Chess is an amazing game. But, you need another person to play it with. Not all the time you can find someone in person available for a match. And, some people like to play only with humans and not computers. If you happen to be one of them, Sparkchess could be a great option for you. Now, you can play the game of chess with people from around the world. This flash-based game makes sure you don’t have to rely on anyone’s availability. Thousands of players are always available online. In case you like to play with a computer, Sparkchess lets you do that as well.
20. Push It
Games that involve pushing the blocks and boxes have always been in demand. Push It is a simple yet highly addictive game that requires you to move the boxes to the marked spots. The initial levels are simple but as you advance, it becomes difficult. You will need quite a bit of strategy to make sure the blocks reach where they are ought to.
21. Mario Run
If you haven’t played any of the Mario games ever, there is a good chance you have been living in a cave. Well, for Mario fans, Mario Run is definitely a treat. In this game, Bowser is chasing after Mario and Mario must run as fast as he can to avoid being caught and killed. Running, however, is not always easy as there are many obstacles and hurdles on the path.
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