Just my luck, just when I think I’ll spend a weekend doing work, I find another addictive Flash game online! Zilch is a basic game where you score points by rolling dice (very similar to Yahtzee), with the aim of getting 10,000 points. However, if you fail to score 3 times in a row (scoring nothing means you get “Zilch”), you lose another 500 points. Quite a fun game trying to decide whether to “Bank” (which you can only do once you have 300 points) or rolling again and risk losing everything (but standing to gain a few more hundred or even thousand points).
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Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw has, for around the last year or so, been busy reviewing games under the “Zero Punctuation” monkier for The Escapist. Why that name? Well, he’s a Brit living in Oz and his video reviews have, erm, not a lot of punctuation in them. They are funny, not kid safe, good animation style and they give you a good insight into the games and and…. Meh – it’s nearly 3am in the morning and I just wanted to make a note of the URL so I didn’t have to ask ickle Google every time. It’s http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation. There. Job Done. That was nice and simple! 🙂 [And, yes, I just managed to stop myself writing this post in his manner of speaking: it was bad enough when I was reading a review of Mirrors Edge and I read it as he reviewed it]
Yippeee! I’ve just tripped over another of the “Grow” family of games. Grow Island is basically a game where you’ve got to grow an island (simple eh! 😀 ), by selecting what items to concentrate on improving first. Sort of like a simple sim-city.
It took me a dozen games to work out the winning combination which was:
At long last, I’ve finally completed the “Medium/Normal” level of Desktop Tower Defense – scoring 5778 points, all 50 levels cleared and 18 (out of 20) lives remaining (only the two flying bosses got away – and one of those only just: he had less than 20 health left). 5778 still keeps me out the top 100 though (7406 is the 100th highest score), but I’ve spent waaay too much time it now so now I’m going to try to forget about this addictive game.
I may just need to edit my “hosts” file on my computer to stop myself play Desktop Tower Defense – it’s proven very very addictive! No wonder the author is earning nearly $8,000 a month. Some people will resent him for that, but I think good on him: he’s come up with a fairly unique idea of a good simple game and given it away free – he deserves to get rewarded…. (added: It appears the developer has even set up a new blog about it – so keep an eye out for other variants of the game). Now back to those towers….