Monday, June 29, 2009

Mario Pac-Man, Sonic Pac-Man, Pac-Man Pac-Man!

Pac-Man (much more commonly, though incorrectly according to Wikipedia, written as Pacman) was one of the first colour video games and made its debut in video arcades way back in 1980. It was the first ever video game to become truly popular in global mainstream culture, to the extent that the Pac-Man character became an instantly recognizable icon during the 1980s. It is a true gaming classic, and is still very popular today - indeed, its simple, fun and addictive gameplay puts many a modern 3D "mega-game" to shame.

There are some great Flash online versions of the Pac-Man game in the site for you to try if you would like to experience the legend for yourself - two versions with a Super Mario Bros. theme and one with a Sonic the Hedgehog theme. There is also a very good reproduction of the classic original too!

  Classic Original Pacman

  Super Mario Bros. Pacman

  Baby Luigi Pacman

  Sonic Knuckles Pacman

Fun trivia: Did you know that Pac-Man was actually originally called "Puck Man" and that the name was changed in case any mischievous people vandalized the video game cabinets replacing the "P" with an "F"? I kid you not - you can read it here for yourself: Pac-Man Wikipedia article

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Super Mario Bros. and new Pokemon online games

Nintendo's announcement earlier this month of the coming-at-the-end-of-this-year "New Super Mario Bros. Wii" game was very interesting - see here for more details. I have mixed feelings about it, given that it appears to be along the lines of a port-and-upgrade of the DS New Super Mario Bros. game. It doesn't sound like there will actually be all that much difference between the two versions, and perhaps not enough to justify the Wii version's purchase price for those who already have the DS game. But perhaps I'm wrong, Nintendo aren't generally known for "pulling fast ones" after all.

Anyway, while I'm on the subject, check out this lovely "New Super Mario Bros." Flash online game, complete with a level editor which you can use to design, build and save your own levels - it's brilliant!

Also, I recently added some "New Pokemon" (!) Flash online games into Here's the updated Pokemon game collection:

  Pokemon: Breakdown Blast

  Pokemon: Towering Legends

  Pokemon Match

  Pokemon: Trading Card Match-Up

  Pokemon: Chikorita's Adventure

  Pokemon Trainer Dress Up

  Pokemon Shooting Gallery

  Pokemon Shoot 2

  Pokemon: The Revolution

Enoy!! :-)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Master password cheat for the Ultimate Flash Sonic online game

Screenshots from the fantastic "Sonic the Hedgehog: Ultimate Flash Sonic" online game (click here to play it)

The best Sonic the Hedgehog online game ever - Ulitmate Flash Sonic - is very much like the classic original 16-bit Sonic games from the 1990's in terms of graphics, sound and most importantly gameplay. It is utterly brilliant, and includes multiple levels, multiple playable characters, a password save system and unlockable bonuses and cheats. If you haven't ever played it, try it out for free now at any of these locations:

Sonic the Hedgehog: Ultimate Flash Sonic (US Chicago server)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Ultimate Flash Sonic (US Houston server)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Ultimate Flash Sonic (UK server)

There is an elusive master password for the game that unlocks all levels, all characters and all cheats, and I am pleased to be able to give it to you here:


Try it out for yourself using the links above, you'll be ever so glad you did! :-)