Author: Rene Marin

Downloading Genuine Games

Choosing a good site

There are many factors that need to be considered when you are looking for a site where you can download the most popular games or even upgrade the ones that you already have. There are many sites that you can choose from. Some of the things you can do to ensure that you end up using the best include:

Reviews

You look at online reviews from people who have already used the site successfully. Fellow game enthusiasts will definitely know about the best sites that have the best games selection. Look for forums and dependable reviews. Usually, the best sites have great platforms that are easy to use and they are genuine.

Variety

A good site should have a wide selection of games. Regardless of the mode, you love the most, there should be other options available. There should be multiplayer and single-player modes. There should also be different kinds of game plays such as arcade and so on. This is the only way you will be able to access something different when you really want to. When you have the option of participating in multiplayer games, you can break the monotony and engage with the online community.

Video streaming

A site that allows you to stream your games in the form of videos, episodes, tutorials, and demos gives you an advantage. The different categories that you can use include Sci-fi, action, horror, drama, comedy, and anime.

Social networking

When you are able to connect with other players socially, you get the chance to meet so many new people from all over the world. You can then form your own clans and start chatting as you continue with the game. This is always a great addition.

Availability

A good site should be in a position to offer the game modes that can suit different operating systems such as Mac, Linux, and Windows. This allows the players the chance to play their game regardless of the time or place.

Creation and sharing

A good site should allow you to create your games. It should also allow you to do some game modeling as well as animation, photo editing, sound production, game development and other fun activities. It should also allow you to offer gives and trade some items with others as well.


Super Punch-Out

Super Punch-Out is an impressive boxing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It features great graphics, cool music, tight control, and excellent replay value. This game should be considered one of the greatest boxing games in video game history. The characters are full of personality and are unique and fun to fight. The game takes advantage of the SNES graphics chip capabilities and really pushes the envelope as far as graphics are concerned.

Playing this game is very enjoyable, as it is fun to play as a newbie or as an experienced veteran. Beating the opposition takes time and learning their patterns and moves really is a must. Super Punch-Out still rates up there as one of my favorite video games of all time. Beating the special hidden circuit definitely takes skills, and that is what I love about the game.

Gameplay

The action is fast, and the response times are lightning quick. Each opponent forces you to re-think your manuevering, as they all have their own unique styles and patterns. The controls are simple enough, with a left and right punch, as well as a super punch. Dodging and blocking become key components in this game if you are to be successful.

The game play is very tight and responsive and pulling off super punches is easy. The game is easy enough for anybody to pick up and learn, and it is fun enough for everyone who wants to. Your boxer controls flawlessly and avoiding your opponent’s attacks will timing and skill.

The Storyline

You must take over the role of an underdog boxer attempting to win the Minor, Major, World, and Special Circuit Championships. Old arcade favorites like Bear Hugger, Piston Hurricane, and Bald Bull are here, as well as NES favorites like Mr. Sandman, and Super Macho Man. You are attempting to battle your way to the top of these circuits, which contain four boxers in each circuit, and the fourth opponent is the reigning champion. Overall the story is very simple but it works.

Graphics & Sound

Super Punch-Out is well animated and features beautiful cartoon like graphics that gives each fighter their own personality. The graphics are colorful and the characters are well animated. I love the opponents, Narcis Prince and Bear Hugger both are very different from one another but are so beautifully drawn that they just make my jaw drop wide open. The ring mat changes from circuit to circuit, but you only have the choice of using the one boxer.

He does not appear to be Little Mac from Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out but rather is a different character all together. The graphics are so bright and colorful that it is hard not to appreciate them. The opponents all have special facial and body expressions when they are about to pull off a new move or when they get decked themselves. It is comical to watch your opponent go sprawling into the corner after a knockdown punch.

It seems that each character is bigger than the last, and they all are so well done that each one is either very likable or easy to despise. The boxers feature their own theme songs and the sound effects from the punches are excellent. The sounds of the boxers are great as they each have their own voice samples, and the sound of your boxer after winning a match is great too. He will either exclaim that the match was, “A piece of cake,” or, “Too close”… your opponents laugh and pose when they win the match, which is incentive enough to get back in there and take them on once again.

The Games Re-playability

This game is very fun and the replay value is so high until you finish every circuit. The game has great graphics and sound, and the control is very precise and tight. Playing this game over and over can be easy to do because of all the entertainment value it possesses.

Attempting to beat your old best scores can be another incentive to play this game again. Tweaking your skills and becoming a master takes lots of time and practice, but putting a lot of effort into a game like this is easy just because it is so well done.

Final Thoughts

This game is a must have for Super NES owners. The cartoon like quality of the graphics makes this game humorous and addicting, and the music and sound effects are all right on with the game atmosphere. Missing out on Super Punch-Out would be a tragedy as this is the best boxing game Nintendo has ever made.


Playing Online Games For Children

Developing Creativity

If you choose games that let your kids pick and customize different animals, your kids’ creativity will considerably rise. The games have a lot of goals. You can choose colors, features and accessories. And this is what helps your kids develop their creativity. And this is what helps your kid grow.

Achieving goals

You can find a lot of games that are goal-based. At each level, the player has to reach concrete objectives. So, this type of titles teach kids the right way to set goals. Plus, they are motivational enough to help kids achieve each goal while mastering their skills.

Developing social skills

If you do a bit of research, you will find titles that allow your kids to chat with other players online. This can provide an opportunity for your children to develop their social skills. Just make sure they know what to share online or what to keep secret. After all, sharing too much personal information with strangers can be dangerous.

Practicing some responsibility

By giving your kids an opportunity to enjoy online games, such as horse games, you can teach your kids as to how they can be more responsible as far as time management is concerned. This doesn’t mean that they should spend more time playing than doing their school work. Studies are more important than having fun online.

Absorbing information

It’s the responsibility of educators to come up with new techniques so that they could teach even “boring” subjects in an entertaining way. According to experts, teachers should change the traditional teaching approaches into new creative strategies so that the kids could be able to understand and absorb complex ideas. This is what online games can do for your kids. As a matter of fact, your kids will learn no matter how complex something may be.


Crimson Dragon

The first thing I noticed was that the controls seemed a bit off. The dragon I was controlling seemed a little bit floaty- then again, it is a dragon, right? You also have the ability to play on the Xbox One’s new Kinect sensor bar if you choose but according to a Microsoft representative they wanted to give the consumer both options. Every time I asked a question I was greeted with the standard “It’s a work in progress but everything is improving.” This game was still very fun to play.

The E3 demo starts with you racing out of a lava-filled cave on your dragon. There’s plenty to shoot at with your scaly friend, like the fiery, floating jellyfish- like creatures that I unleashed my beast on. While holding down the right trigger you can lock onto enemies on the screen and once you let go of the trigger you release the energy at the baddies. There was also a lightning based attack that I didn’t really bother with since it seemed a little bit undeveloped.

If you’re familiar with the Panzer Dragoon titles, then you know that they’re on-rail shooters. You don’t really have to worry about where you’re going forward- the game does it for you; you just have to be able to dodge numerous projectiles and things in the environment. There were stalagmites hanging down from the cave ceiling that my character automatically clipped through without suffering any damage. I found it entertaining to see my horrifying dragon phasing through the rocks. Again, this game has a ways to go in development.

The Microsoft representative told me that this game is all about scoring against your friends. This will no doubt have a leaderboard online where you can track your best times and scores with other people across Xbox Live. This game also has cooperative multiplayer as well, just in case you and your dragon get lonely blasting by yourselves.

Another cool feature is that you can evolve your dragon. He will change visually and will obviously become more powerful. I mean, the dragons already look more intimidating than the ones found in Skyrim; we’ll see how crazy they’ll get once you hit max level with them. This is the feature that really has me excited to try this when it’s released.

While I played the demo, I eventually got to a mini-boss. It looked like a huge fire dragon creature that surfaced from the lava. The main way to beat him is to dodge his incoming fire projectiles with the left and right bumper; that way you can swirl and twirl around his blasts. He was easy enough and we were off again. The final boss of the demo came swooping down and was incredibly gorgeous. The lighting seemed to shine off his white scales and teeth. To defeat this foe, I generally used the same tactics I used with the mini-boss but I took a significant amount of damage. Once beaten, the demo ends and shows an even bigger dragon eating this one.

This game was originally set to appear on the Xbox 360 but they changed gears and decided to just upgrade the game during development into an Xbox One title. You can more or less see that it was an Xbox 360 game. The graphical power of the Xbox One wasn’t really shown; some of the textures in the lava looked a little bit bland. I was told they’re going to take advantage of the new hardware and add many more enemies on screen than the original Xbox 360 version could have included.


Play Duplicate Bridge

“Duplicate Bridge” by Alfred Sheinwold, Dover Publication, New York, NY, 1971, originally published in 1954, 158 pages, Library of Congress Number: 75-156814, Reprints ISBN: 0-486-22741-3.

In this book you will learn about seating assignments, shuffling the deck, bidding, and how to play the cards. You’ll also you learn strategies and about traveling score slips, entering the score and moving to the next round. Match points are counted differently and just totaling the points is not enough when figuring out the private scorecard to get to your total score. Chapter 2 of this book is excellent talking about the general principles of tournament play.

In duplicate bridge safety is not enough, and it pays to play for the advantage. But don’t forget there are ethics and etiquette involved in play of this type. In this book you will learn who your true opponents are and all about fail numbers and hair-trigger doubles. Do Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play this style? Perhaps not, or perhaps they do, I am uncertain but it is quite competitive. There are standard principles of bidding, offensive bidding in duplicate, and competitive bidding during the same. You may not know this but there are special bidding conventions also. In this book it gets all into that as well.

If you are bridge player you need to learn how to play bridge different ways, that’s what makes it so intriguing, and one of the best card games sports there is. Some people think that bridge is only for old people, trust me when I tell you that isn’t true. After you read this book you’ll see why. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.


Simcity

Time is passing, and every decision you make has a future consequence. Your assistant, Dr. Wright, can help you make the right decisions. Just ask! Surprise catastrophes also threaten your growing city like fire, earthquakes, airplane crashes, even a giant Koopa who has a nose for industrial pollution!

Will you build the ideal city? Or will disgruntled citizens leave you with a ghost town?

SimCity was released for the Super Nintendo in 1991, being one of the first games released, right after the initial three (Mario World, F-Zero and Pilotwings). There really is not a whole lot to say about the story; You have been elected mayor of a barren land form (Plus some water) and your goal is to turn it into a Megalopolis of 500,000 citizens. Sound easy? It’s not.

The Graphics do fit within the game well and by themselves they are genuinely above average. The music is just simply great as the game play fits perfectly within the game structure. Making it all blend together very nicely, making this very enjoyable to play.

This game was not a showcase for the SNES’s graphic capabilities, nor was it meant to be. Nonetheless, there were some pretty cool effects here like when the seasons change every three months, thus changing the color of the forests from green to brown to white. The ”zones” do not look as they would in real life, especially when they are first built.

Airports and Seaports look pretty nice. It is also fairly easy to tell what is going on, which is always a plus for example when a zone needs Power, you will see a lightning bolt flash on and off it. Some structures are also animated, the Industrial Zones in particular.

To be honest, until you get to Metropolis (100,000 citizens), the music is really kind of annoying but before that, the Disaster theme will be one of the best you will hear. The music does seem to fit whatever stage of development your city is in. Of course, when the music does get annoying, it really does not help.

Sound effects wise, there’s a really slim selection, besides the clicking of icons and the placement of zones. Sometimes you get a rail car starting up, or a Plane taking off (Or crashing down, right before that cool disaster music). Other than that, there is not really a whole lot to the sound effects through out the game.

While it is true that the game would really benefit from a mouse device, this game predated the SNES mouse by a year or so, so that was not an option. In spite of this, the game controls really well, and there’s quite a bit to do, even in the light of this game’s sequels, Simcity 2000 and 3000. You can set game speed, wreak disasters on your city at will (Though you can not invoke the almighty Nuclear Meltdown… ), or go to Dr. Wright for some advice.

Of course, in order to accomplish your goal, you will have to listen to your citizens, and give them what they want. The Icon interface allows you to access this info whenever you need it. As far as building your city goes, it’s really simple: Just click on the structure you want to build, find a place for it, push a button, and “BAM” there is your structure.

While it’s not really a story, the basic premise was very original for its time. You are the mayor of a city that you have to guide to Megalopolisdom. Keep in mind that Story was not a very important part of video games in 1991, not that the premise would have been any different. But let’s face it, it is not the story that will keep you playing this game.

Quite honestly, I’m of the belief that pulling off a Megalopolis the right way is the single toughest feat in all of video gaming. And the Big Money Code you probably already know about does not really make it any easier. As with any game of its kind, you have to go slow and build up a solid financial base before you can build at any sort of decent pace (As such, you spend a lot of time with the Game Speed set to Fast, just waiting around). The Big Money code can make this faster, but not any easier trust me.

Admittedly, there is not a lot to do after you beat this game. Of course you probably never will beat the game, in the Megalopolis sense. If you get bored, you can challenge one of 6 scenarios, in which you are given a city with a problem ranging from the mundane (Traffic, Crime) to the near catastrophic (Nuclear Meltdown). You have a set period of time 5 or 10 years to make the situation right.

It is quite a challenge to stay within your budget for this amount of time, given that you will probably lose several hundred dollars a year, besides having to improve the city. Before you beat them, it’s fun to play the game a lot, but afterward you really get kind of sick of it.

This was really the first Sim game that spawn all the others, and it is still one of the best. The functional graphics, ”Unique” soundtrack, great control, and of course, the disasters, make this a game you will want in your collection if you are a fan of the Simulation genre.


Free Browser Games

Starting Your Own Restaurant, the Gameplay

In Restaurant City players are in charge of their own fully functioning restaurant. Each player starts out small with several tables, chairs, and stoves. Before the game can begin users have to hire some of their Facebook friends to work for them. A quick click on their avatar and then desired job will accomplish this task. Once all of the waiters, chefs, and janitors have been assigned players are ready for business. Restaurant City has a helpful Open Hours feature that allows players to choose opening and closing hours to fit into their playing schedule. This option prevents users from having to rush and log back in simply to check on their restaurant. There are various shifts available for managers to choose from. Each shift has a coin fee. Shorter shifts earn more profits since they’re cheaper. Players can schedule their employees to work any length of time from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Employees complete tasks automatically following their assigned duties. Janitors clean up spills, waiters serve meals, and chefs stay busy behind the stoves cooking. Players take on more of a managerial role so the gameplay is fairly slow paced. Coins and XP are earned through leveling dishes, serving customers, and visiting neighbors. Players spend most of their time using strategy to boost their rank, collecting necessary ingredients, and decorating. Each restaurant has a popularity number. The more satisfied customers the higher the rating will go up. Users have to figure out how to balance the staff in a way that will serve all of the incoming customers in a timely manner. Customers who have to wait too long will walk out and decrease the restaurant’s popularity rating.

The Ingredient Hunt

Restaurant City has a very diverse menu. It’s divided into four categories consisting of a starter, main, dessert, and drink. Players can serve customers Tuna Steak with Vegetables, Russian Cappuccino, Lobster, Hamburger and Fries, Pink Lemonade, Mango Pudding, Pork and Apple Chops, Chocolate Cake, Beef Enchilada, or Strawberry Milkshake. In order to cook a variety of meals, ingredients are needed. The ingredient market is limited and very expensive. There are only three items are on sale per day for coins. The rest of the ingredients require Playfish Cash to purchase. If a player doesn’t want to spend real money for common items like water, ice, bread, butter, flour, sugar, cheese, and eggs than they have to rely on their neighbors and other methods to obtain them. Players can receive ingredients daily for free by logging in and correctly be answering the Food Quiz. The questions often vary from real life cooking techniques to food trivia. It’s quite challenging. This is a unique feature in the game that educates players in a fun way. In Restaurant City an option to a garden is available similar to the game Pet Society. Players can grow their own fresh ingredients. The garden lot expands as a user levels up. Although it’s a nice touch there is no choice in the type of seeds that you can plant. A mysterious bag of unmarked seeds will produce random spices, vegetables, or fruit when ripe. New dishes can be learned and leveled up to increase XP when all the required ingredients have been collected. Neighbors can assist in the hunt for ingredients as well.

Checking Out the Competition

In Restaurant City friendly competition and friendship work hand in hand. Players can visit their friends’ restaurants to help out or take a trip to a random street to see how other restaurant moguls businesses are operating. Visiting neighbors can earn coins, XP, and a free ingredient. Remove trash from their floor like spilled soda cans, discarded pizza slices, and banana peels by clicking on them. Sometimes their restaurant may have a nasty leak, a blazing fire, a penguin invasion, a sleeping bear scaring away customers, or giant mushrooms in the garden that requires immediate attention. The first time a player visits a new neighbor they earn one free ingredient. This makes neighbors an essential part of gameplay. Users must rely on friends to earn a significant amount of XP to level up and to receive ingredients which can be tedious at times. Players can also trade ingredients with each other by clicking the Ingredient Trade icon. For some players who do not like to depend on their friends to advance in games constantly joining neighbor adds lists and bargaining for ingredients can be exhausting. All neighboring restaurants on the street are ranked in order by popularity. This system lets players know exactly how their restaurant measures up when compared to their buddies. Restaurant City takes full advantage of its multiplayer aspects allowing users to travel to random streets with players who are not neighbors and rate their restaurants.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

The customization in Restaurant City is exceptional. Everything can be personalized from a player’s avatar to the minuscule details in the building’s exterior. Users have the option of keeping their avatar basic or personalizing it. Give your avatar a rock star Mohawk, a Princess Leila hairdo, villain attire, or cool shades. The game has dozens of various themes to choose from including a Roadside Diner, Saloon, Moroccan, Medieval, Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Psychedelic 60s, and Victorian style. There are also some fun unexpected designs like the UFO, Zombie, Ghost, Anime, and Princess available. It’s possible for players to create any kind of restaurant they want. The necessary basics like chairs, tables, stoves, toilets, and even drink dispensers come in an assortment of customized styles. Depending on the theme or desired look users have hundreds of items that they can add to renovate their restaurant. Click and drag new patterned tile floors, colored wallpaper, arcade machines, dividers, walls, aquariums, stereos, and arcade machines. The outside of the restaurant can be redesigned also. Change the building size from a small size to a behemoth building base. Attach various roofs or use decorations like a roving spotlight, balloons, lanterns, flags, flowers, canopy, menu signs, bouncer, benches, robot chef, and a magical unicorn. A very cool feature in Restaurant City is the music player that can be customized as well. Users can change the default elevator melody that plays over and over again to a catchier tune. Choose from the classic Pineapple Overture, upbeat My Irish Heart, Asian-inspired Delicate Spring, Latin Fiesta Brothers, or the cool mellow Lounge Lizard Slide.


Shape or Color

Are you fed up with endless in-game purchases that lead you nowhere but purchasing even more?

Did you remember paying lots of money for that weapon to be able to fight harder monsters and bosses?

Or alternatively, you had to grind for gold coins for almost a week to be able to get that weapon, how did it feel?

Did you miss the old games you paid once to own the game? There were nothing like “pay to win” then…

A lot of free games are as you know, pay to win; you simply install the game and play until you are stuck at a hard level or boss fight. Here you either need to grind for hours for required items to pass the level or you need to spend real money to buy items to give you an edge!

Some games are paid and they still offer you advantageous in-game items in exchange for your money!

Or you know some of the free games give you in-game coins if you watch their advertisements, very clever, isn’t it?

Shape or Color is a paid game for Android on Google Play store. There are no in-game offers. You just pay once and you play the game forever, just like in the old days.

Gameplay is pretty clear:

There are 3 shapes in the game; circle, square and triangle.

There are 3 colors in the game; purple, red and yellow.

Dropping gems are randomized with one of these shapes with one of these colors.

You need to focus and collect the right gem.

But be careful because your gem is regularly randomized as well!

To collect the right gem, you need to focus on 2 indicators;

One of the indicators shows if you need to collect same shaped or same colored gems as your gem.

Sometimes you need to collect same colored gem while sometimes you need to collect same shaped gem.

This indicator shows you which one to collect.

And the other indicator shows how many seconds left for your gem to transform. You need to take an eye on this indicator as well.

Don’t confuse your gem with other gems.

You are a bit bigger than other gems, that is the only difference!


Mafa Games

At Mafa games, you will find all sorts of games on their website. They range from Barbie games to ones involving our favorite cartoons. Dress up games as well as cooking games are a hit with everyone. Hey, who doesn’t love a little virtual cooking experience? The time limit and management of workplace is the perfect formula for one to enjoy a game. Sometimes these games are a little competitive, but that’s where the fun part lies. Keeping aside the above-stated games, you will also find Makeover games where you can enjoy turning the girls from rags to riches and basically get to be their fairy godmother. If you are a big fan of Elsa from Frozen, you will be delighted to know that there is a whole section arranged in particular for her games – you will find almost all of the other categories summed up in this. Make up games are also popular among the masses. So be sure to check them out sometime.

Why You Should Choose Mafa games For Gaming

  1. Easy Navigation. Since all of these above-mentioned categories are grouped accordingly on Mafa games, you can easily navigate through them and find something of your choice. If you are looking to play some makeover games, you can head over to the tab and you will find that all of the makeover games are listed in order of their release dates.
  2. No Need Of Signing Up. The best part is that you do not need to register on the website to play games. You can have access to all of them without the Signup process. Isn’t that great? Now play all you want without going through the hassle of signing in and out multiple times.
  3. Multiple Tags. So far, we have seen Makeover, Cooking, Makeup, Dress Up, Cartoon, Barbie and Frozen. But the game tags just don’t stop there. There’s a whole new section of game tags for you to discover. All of it is arranged in order so that you will gain access to them in no time.
  4. Saves Effort. Tired of having to open a game and play just to find out that it is wasn’t what you thought it to be? Don’t worry. We’ve got your back. At Mafa.games, you also have sections devoted solely for the best girl games available on the site. This means that you do not have to go around looking for that one game you’ll like. We have it done already for you so the most you have to do is make a choice.
  5. Get To Know What Is Hot. In case you are done with all of the best games on the site, what next? No worries, there are always new games popping up on the site so you are never bored. You can get to know what’s hot by going over to the ‘New’ tab on the screen.


Video Game Tester

Let’s find out!

  • OK, so if it is even possible to get paid to test video games, how much can you make?

Video game tester salaries start at the bottom at about $18,000 annually and go all the way up to $55,000. This translates to about 8 – 14 dollars an hour. Keep in mind, usually these are temporary positions. Still, not bad for a job you can do literally naked in some cases.

  • I’m looking over my report card right now, and I see lots of F’s and absolutely no A’s or even B’s. Will video game companies ask about my grades?

Luckily for you, in the video game industry, being a tester is considered an entry-level job, and does not require a college degree. However, if you are trying to become a game designer or programmer then I suggest you start hitting the books more; it’s a high paying and competitive business!

  • I live in the middle of nowhere, and my only connection to humans not riding goats for amusement is the Internet. Can I STILL become a game tester?

As little as 10 years ago, if you wanted to become a video game tester you would have to live in a big city where major game studios were located, for example Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles… etc.

However, now there are work- from- home- video game testing opportunities that are yours as long as you have a console and or an Internet connection. Hurray for modern technology!

  • OK, so now that we know that video game companies don’t care about my lack of academic excellence, what qualifications are they looking for?

Focused: You have to be able to pay attention and focus for long periods of time, even when you are bored with a game. This seems fairly ironic to me when you consider that video game player stereotypes tend to be loopy ADHD candidates. I would know, I’m one of em!

Attentive To Detail: Part of the job is learning how to spot bugs, and then make that same bug happen predictively. Again, again, again, and AGAIN.

Good Communicator: You will be working with a development team, and will need to be able to express precise steps that you took in order to make a bug in the game happen.

“Well dang man, I was just kind of messing around for a while and suddenly everything went black! Hello? Are you guys still there? Guys?”

This will not do ^

Positive Attitude: Like any business, video game companies are looking for candidates with great attitudes who like to work hard. Again, very ironic when you look at most of the population on x-box live, as they are hardly model citizens.