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Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by Markies Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:14 pm

A recent post by a random person talked about a Steam game that he used to play at Work. This got me thinking to the many hours I have spent playing small games that were either built on Flash or are Browser based games. And I was curious to hear of anybody else had fond memories or still play these types of games.

I know all of these have basically been replaced by ios/android phone games. I also know that Flash is basically dead in the water and will be killed off by Adobe rather soon. But, I still enjoy these games and play them to this day. I started playing them right around I started college (2000) as they are perfect time-wasters.

https://www.kingdomofloathing.com/ - Kingdom of Loathing is my go-to Browser game. I've played this game for over 13 years and love it to this day. If you love Dragon Quest style combat with a bunch of humor, it's amazing!

https://crawl.develz.org/ - Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a friend of mine's favorite Browser game. A small little 2-D Dungeon Crawler.

https://lobby.ogame.gameforge.com/en_GB/ - I was really big into O-Game for several months. It's a real-time Science Fiction/Space simulation. You build ships and planets along with other players. It's hard to get really good though as people who have played for years will destroy you once you get big enough.

https://www.kingdoms.com/us/ & https://www.travian.com/us - Travian is another real-time game, this time set in a Fantasy World. It reminds me of Catan in that you are gathering resources and building buildings. Once again, experienced players can attack and take all of your stuff pretty frequently.

https://www.kongregate.com/ - Kongregate used to be my addiction for several years. My favorite Browser game of all time is Swords and Potions 2. It's a game where you build a shop and town to help local adventurers. Unfortunately, it got taken down and I think Kongregate might close soon as well.

https://zone.msn.com/en/root/gamebrowser.htm?playmode=1&genre=0&q=freeonline&intgid=hp_populargames_all - With working from home, I have rediscovered MSN Games. Close to 150 small little Flash games that I will play for like 30 - 60 minutes.
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Re: Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by Anapan Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:32 pm

This is my short list:
canabalt
dead drunk
Xiao Xiao
gravity hook
ikaruga (swf)
meatboy
n (Ninja, prequel to N++)
portal flash
raiden x
ripple dot zero
rokko-chan
super mario bros crossover
snong
spiderling
superfighters
swfroads
tetris'd
uchu force
winter bells

https://anapan.ca/anapan/swf/
A couple are missing from the folder because they need an external loader. I'll add them shortly and write a bit about each of these when I'm at a computer.

Also gotta mention Flashpoint. It's an effort to archive and categorize every swf game with a frontend to play them outside of websites. It lets you play Rokko Chan and Super Mario Crossover without the parent website.
https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/
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Re: Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by BdazmedPrim Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:22 pm

Thanks for those games folks!
I'm playing browser games not so long as you and it's great to check this out :wink:
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Re: Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by Nemoide Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:27 pm

My all time favorite has to be Nanaca Crash (Internet Archive mirror).
It's one of those simple "hit the thing and make it go far" physics games that uses character models (and probably music) from a Japanese H-game. But it has a surprising amount of depth and strategy as you figure out the different effects hitting different people can have, strategizing using teleport hits and getting bonus hits! I've spent quite a bit of time playing it over the years when I was more interested in playing Flash games.
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Re: Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by FarFromHorizon Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:55 pm

Id throw in krunker.io which is a pretty competent arena style shooter a la unreal with a blocky minecraft-esque look. A good distraction for the more boring home office days, when you still need to hang in a zoom call.
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Re: Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by Gucci Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:42 pm

I spent a lot of time with the N gamed urging the flash game heyday. So much so that I basically followed the entire franchise up to the recent N++.

I think you can still download and play the very last N game for PC that was an updated version of the original flash game.
I own too many hoodies and DS games and I’m not ashamed!
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Re: Favorite Flash/Browser Games

by BdazmedPrim Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:58 pm

After some playing time can say that lordz.io and wanderers.io are getting my attention and my time too.
For quick runs was playing impostor.io goosegame.io amogus.io
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