Flappy bird is just the Helicopter Game reinvented. Lucky it go so popular. I remember playing this game over 10 years ago in elementary school.
I remember playing this and some archery game in my Digital Imaging class in high school. I can't for the life of me remember the name of that archery game.
Edit: Found it. It was Bowman.
Yeah, I'm a bit surprised anyone is upset by this. The art from Flappy Bird is blatantly ripped off - in part from Jetpack Joyride, another game that works pretty much exactly the same way as Flappy Birds does, with more powerups and variety - and the concept of the game is completely unaltered from games of decades ago (I'm not sure what the first was; these were some of the first addictive flash games (that one is from 2004) and the concept was very old even then, dating back to the Atari days at least.)
While it's a lame cash grab, it's not as if this developer is doing something different than the Flappy Birds developer. Flappy Birds just happened to do a rehash of a very old concept and go viral with a new generation.
Unfortunately successful. I made Avalanche in my spare time and it got several million plays. I haven't managed to make anything more popular yet.
It took me a while to get over it.
Hah, you just reminded me of a really old memory: that was roughly the experience I had with Kitten Cannon back in 2005/06. Played that shit on the old Bondi Blue iMac G3s in our school library, big group of friends constantly competing to get a highscore.
Man, what a crap game in hindsight.
Yeah, feeding frenzy is a clone of a very old flash game where you played as an orange fish, you started ridiculously tiny and filled the screen when you won.
Found it: [link]
This is IMMEDIATELY what I thought about. All I know about plagues is the only successful ones start in Madagascar!
(for others reference - this is a great game: [link])
> The flash player has become a growing cancer that really needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Flash player has been a cancer for a very long time. Never forget.
For those that had fun on eelslap, there's a game that's played the way you swing the eel called spank the monkey.
I've always played it at [link]
good childhood memories
For the lazy, Kitten Cannon: [link]
Also, Cat Splat: [link]
I personally preferred Cat Splat.
I play pong once in a while, though it's almost never the original, just flash game remakes usually with additional features.
For instance, one pong remake I keep going back to is Curve Ball - semi 3d pong, quite fun.
Give the browser version a go, that should let you know pretty quickly whether you'd like this or not.
edit: Give it more than a couple of minutes, it does get funnier once it gets going. For me, however, it's not $3.99 funny.
Good points, however:
Pandemic. It was a flash game from a while back. They made a standalone game that is basically the same thing called plague Inc: Evolved. You can find it on steam, or I'm sure the flash game is still out there somewhere like addictinggames.com or something.
Edit: Pandemic 2 can be found here [link]
and apparently they have a 3rd one out.
It's referring to the game Pandemic, where you create a disease and your objective is to infect the world. Madagascar will almost certainly shut down their trade routes, leaving you with no way to infect them, and thus lose.
Here's a link to Pandemic 2.
If you need distractions, Pinterest for days or play games at [link]
Also my favorite book is How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston or the Julie and Julie book. Or marathon Friends!
Here's my favorite blog to read: [link] and www.ohhappyday.com has cute decoration stuff
Oh my god, could you imagine a multiplayer game like that old browser game bowman? You and your buddy are standing far away from each other and each take turns firing an arrow.
Link for nostalgia
Have we all forgotten about the glorious "Age of War"!?
It's a game where you have to evolve while fighting to defend your base from an AI that does the exact same thing! The music is great, the gameplay is fun, and it's just an all around great game.
Back in my day, if someone made a flash game where you were a shape trying to get to the end without dying, you played it for free.
Yeah I've definitely seen this game around before. On TI83s, cell phones, and flash sites.
All of them seem to follow the same formula. I think a new take on it could be interesting.
Based on the reaction to this patch, it seems people actually wanted to spend hours jumping in, killing a goblin, and remaking the game.
Fair enough, if that's what you want to do, then that's what you want to do, and I'm sure you can find games that do that. Here's a suggestion for a game where you can repeatedly hit something that can't fight back to your hearts content.
However, the D3 devs have been saying continuously that they were trying to avoid this sort of gameplay; it is essentially a boss run, and they have specifically said that they don't want people playing like that. I literally do not understand how people have not managed to grasp this idea.
EDIT: The point of the game is to infect the whole world with your virus. However, countries can prevent the spread by closing their ports/airports/borders, and Madagascar has become infamous for closing their borders at the first sign of a pandemic.
Your story reminds me of this river game: [link]
Bring everyone to the other side.
Maximum two people per raft.
Everyone gets off the raft before getting back on (no sneaky switches like the fox, hen, rice one)
Only adults can drive the raft (at least one adult is needed)
Prisoner left without Police will attack anyone else
Mom left with sons without Dad will attack
Dad left with daughters without Mom will attack
Just to be safe, save most, if not all, of the complaining for the Weekly Complaint Thread that I usually post on Thursdays! In the mean time, here's a game to help release some stress.
I remember coming home every day from school and spending hours on Addicting Games. Through the years, I started going on it less and less. I don't know if it was because I was losing interest or if the website was getting shittier. I went on it recently and it just isn't the same.
To disprove, mario_smefner has the idea, but to prove, you must form an adjacency matrix.
A way that I used to do for discrete tests was try to transform one graph into another by redrawing a modified first graph, moving one vertex at a time. This algorithm works well for showing two graphs are isomorphic with a relatively small number of vertices. Make sure to keep your labels accurate as you go though to ensure that your adjacency matrix is correct.
Once the two graphs "look the same" you simply match corresponding vertices and this will form your adjacency matrix.
You can also try to do this mentally, but after 2 or 3 transformations it becomes very difficult to visualize the current state of the graph.
This game illustrates what I mean by "moving one vertex at a time".
Allow me to suggest Good Old Games. Sim City 2000, Baldur's Gate, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Master of Magic, Fallout, and many more. Games are generally $5.99. If that's still too much, try Addicting Games.
Damn, I'm pretty positive I know the game youre talking about but I cant find it.
Definitely played it on newgrounds back in the day.
I'll keep looking.
Was it: Hapland
Also... if it was, thats suspiciously close to your username
Dr. Knife prescribes a large bottle of vodka, some pistachios and a few games of Pandemic 2.
Look I even gave you the link!
Destroy the world in peace and quiet!
Not a bad twin stick shooter for the price. Has co-op and is good for some mindless fun. Boasts a minimalist but neon lit aesthetic that's pretty to look at.
Reminds me a bit of this classic flash game
if saying flappy bird rip off jet pack, There was a helicopter game in the 90 that use the same mechanic, FYI (similar to this)
so that mean jet pack ripped off sth else?
my point is : Skyrim vs Kingdom of Amalur is similar to game play, it doesnt mean that any of them rip off each other...
Do what I did in college. Every box that doesn't quite make it into the trashcan? Their bed. Every dirty dish that goes unwashed after asking? Their bathroom sink. Sometimes no amount of asking can overwhelm the allure of sitting in your snuggie all day, playing helicopter game, and eating chicken nuggets instead of cleaning.
I would love this so much! Believe it or not, I STILL go back and play Four Second Frenzy from time to time. Some of those games were absolute classics, and I think many of them had long-term influence on a lot of the arcade/indie games we see today.
I've made some simple flash games in the past!
([link] , [link] , [link] )
I've been working on a large project that will probably display more of the Mega64-fan side of me, but it's not quite ready to show yet!
The count looks good.I read it pretty carefully.
@cheesy This only involves pointing and clicking. I guarantee you won't win this game.
Leaf Me Alone is a good game, IMO, but there are 2 versions, so, just be aware of that. The LD version was a first pass sort of deal, but it's different, so it gets its own category too, and the full game is the one I linked.
SkullFace is also interesting.
Plant Cat: First Blossom I'd recommend as well. I plan on getting back to Plant Cat to set a decent 100% WR as well, since I really enjoyed that game. If you beat my WR, then congrats, cause I considered that time I got to be one of my best ones.
I also might try to get the SkullFace WR again, but I was not happy with my PB for that one, so I didn't even bother uploading it. It's already been beaten though. Anyway, all good games to run, but not very long, as you might imagine from a flash game. You might also consider doing a speedrun of something more strange, like the free Fantastic Contraption levels. You should only do so if you have at least halfway decent computers though, as the game tends to lag.
Burger Time which was an old arcade cabinet in the 80s and had a version of it on the Atari. It probably was on a bunch of other platforms I am forgetting.
Can someone tell me why this game was so popular? It seemed pretty unfun when I played it.
Not to mention that a similar game is ten years old.
I finally downloaded the .apk today, after hearing so much about this game. I don't really understand the fascination, isn't it just basically the helicopter game with slightly different mechanics or am I missing something?
I think they're called "Launcher Games". The makers of Burrito Bison, (Juicy Beast) made another one that's kinda similar called Knightmare Tower.
Ill post the links to the 2 games here if anyone interested
Thanks for the help guys!
Should be a power up orb to get a limited double jump function that acts like a Mario mushroom. Would triple your level design.
Here is one of the best games ever
If this had wavedash it would be the best.
Was that the grey interactive figure you could move around and put different skins on (e.g. george bush, bill gates (i think) etc.) and use a flamethrower on and other stuff? omg if so i literally spent wayyyyy too much of my time on that thing, making it bleed and blow up and whatnot omg MEMORIES
e: NVM IT IS AND IM RELIVING IT RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN TOO [link]
A pleasant surprise to see that they're continuing the ~~Silen Thill~~ scary game tradition.
I always kind of stayed away from SH4, because my uneducated opinion of it was that it was a big deviation from the trends that were set before it. However, I will say that I'm pleased at getting a chance to watch it. I've been a big fan of games like Crimson Room and want to see how it compares.
It's called Pandemic 2, you should try it, just Google it; you can play it for free on a countless number of sites :)
Edit: here you go - Pandemic 2
Just look at this one. You taze a guy everytime he drops something on the floor or drinks something besides water. Gotta love it.
I think you are talking about Cosmic Crush (Edit: This version seems to be a lot better). I used to play that game all the time! When I read your title I had to go find it or it would drive me insane, too. Hope its what you are looking for.
In Health class during my Sophomore year of high school we had a huge month-long, in-class group project. Back then I was a "try-hard" (can't think of a nicer way to put it, heh) and I got paired with two people who, among other things, could not care less about school.
First day of the project we sit together, and I say, "So, you guys just wanna let me do it?"
A week and a half later I finish it (while they played Max Dirt Bike all class, every class), get an A, and get the next two and a half weeks as a study hall.
Moral of the story? Sometimes, the best way to work together as a group is to cut your losses and do what's best for the group as a whole. Back then I wasn't too happy that they got a great grade for my work, but knowing that it would have taken at least another week if we had divvied up the work fairly, I couldn't complain too much.
This sounds like the Nevermore Series maybe?
A good example of this is the flash game Pandemic 2 compared to the mobile game inspired by it, Plague Inc. The former pioneered an interesting concept through a simple flash game, the later merely implemented mobile features to the former's formula.
Gimme Friction Baby just make sure to turn your sound down....it generally comes in kinda loud. Fun little puzzle/skill game, that is dead simple to play, and tricky to master.
At first I thought you meant cat-a-pult, then I realised you did actually mean kitten cannon!
woah. heartbreaking dudes. pretty invincible behind those keyboards. but shay & really unnoticeably normal in real life. What have you given to anyone lately? You don't create. You don't express yourself. Your barely yourself. - That why reddit is so gross. Imagine a kind old lady came up to you 2 in real life and said, "Here is something I thought you 2 might like, I wrote it down so I could share it with you 2, here you go, enjoy." - and you guys apparently would say "Lay of the meth Granny! You Crazy Fuck!! - Fuck u bitch' we don't need your shit" - it blows my minds how people will tear people apart on reddit, even when that person sharing something, helping, or offering something of them selves. like there no person on the other end.
was it called fishy? where eventually you eat the entire lake?
insaniquarium was the aquarium simulator where you had to feed fish, grow them and defend from predators that would portal into your aquarium
Yeah, those are terrible. At the very least, throw some description and keyword tags into the home page. Also, I've said it before, Tagpro needs it's own dedicated YouTube channel (with a link to it on the home page) as well. Ever thought about some Google/YouTube ads?
Also, Tagpro is not on any of these sites:
I do SEO
Same for me, not sure if it's Chrome or my trackpad or what. This one worked, but it's a little dissappointing. I'm sure it's better with a mouse and if I could be bothered to upload pictures.
Buy a whiteboard and teach the kids basic whiteboard games- like tic tac toe and the dot game ([link] gives an example). Help them come up with ways that they can fairly take turns!
I have no clue what you're talking about, but here's the first thing I found on google search for anybody that's wondering. I'm going to try it out right now.
Working with the mentally ill is incredibly satisfying!
Throughout school I got off to having special privalages which was really easy to get since I was/am a manipulative aspergers person. Only a few people are aware that I am actually brilliant. I dont know why I keep this ruse up but I dont want to ruin a lifes work...
Anyway, I was playing computer games in the classroom where they kept a few vegetables/catatonic students, same place they kept students with down syndrome and etc.
I grabbed one of the catatonic students and brought him next to the computer I was using so he could watch me play the helicopter game. After like half an hour something distracted me for about 300mS and when I look back, the catatonic kid has his hand on the mouse playing the game~!!!!!!
He wasnt good at it but, the most amazing thing was that he didnt outright fail. He was good enough that it was obviously not random chance, he would make it past several obstacles.
There was a bunch of screaming when the teachers saw and then the rest of the student joined in cuz screaming is fun. Some phone calls were made to case workers and doctors and parents. That was the only visible progress that was made that year and there were a few more big events shortly after. He started making several new types of sounds in addition to learning the word helicopter which had not been spoken that day. He must have identified it through memory which is a big deal when you have a vocabulary of 10 words and 5 grunts. Also, he was extremely hypotrophied so it took immense strength to lift his arm to the mouse
I'm not a nice person or even particularly caring, I'm very cold hearted but this was an impact on my life.
It's a reference to the game Pandemic, where you play the role of a virus, bacteria, or parasite. Your goal is to infect/kill every human on Earth. You spread your infection from country to country via airplanes, borders and ships. Madagascar is notoriously difficult to infect, since it only has one ship port, and it always seems to shut as soon as anyone so much as coughs.
I worked with Julian on this game which has been played now close to half a million times. When I'm ready for some music on my next project, I'm going to him first. He came up with some great tracks, he works fast, I recommend him!
Stylish Girl 2
Apparently, Stylish Girl 2 is better.
It sounds a lot like Kitten Cannon, but I think I recall playing a ragdoll game similar to what you've described on Addicting Games during that time period also. I checked on the site and there is Ragdoll Toss, and Ragdoll Cannon 2 that sound close to what you're describing.
I used to play Kitten Cannon and Candy Catastrophe back in the day.
Kitten Cannon - [link]
Candy Catastrophe - [link]
If you haven't already, room escape/ locked room game libraries would probably have it
There are others you could check out as well. I love room escape games so if you find it please update!
Adrenaline Challenge from Addicting Games maybe?
I don't know when you were in middle school but I played this game around when I was in middle school (2006-2008)
It's a browser game but infectonator is great. It's on play store as well. It focusing on you spreading a zombie infection in cute pixel graphics.
I've sunk hours and hours into Bubble Spinner while listening to Audiobooks in the past few months.
I play it on iOS, but it doesn't seem to be available in the store anymore, I could just re-download it via my account.
Here's the web version though.
My personal High Score is about 50k :D
Btw, another way to keep my hands busy while listening: Microsoft Solitaire Collection, mainly Free Cell.
is awesome. You just motivated me to go rediscover it via google fu.
Company of Myself
Ya i was on mobile too. Just got home and did a google search. It looks like addictinggames is still a thing! Although the game is different from what i remember it being.
I found them back in high school because of this game: [link]
My brother found this game and I think he found out it was the intro to Fossil Genera from the comments. I was only really into rock at that point but for some reason that song stuck with me, and I slowly started listening to their other stuff. Wasn't a huge fan when I decided to buy Parallax II, didn't even know Parallax I was a thing. Really glad I bought it though, I've been hooked since.
I started originally with these www.freetypinggame.net, my favorite being the meteor/asteroid game, but to each their own.
And I later moved on to this zombie game .
I just went with what was fun rather than a chore.
Just because I feel like this thread could use some more links, here they are:
Bloons (on addictinggames.com)
The Last Stand (on Newgrounds)
RaidenX Hands down the best bullet-hell flash I've ever found... There's also this site if you want an early-mid 2000s nostalgia blast, the format has changed significantly since I last was on there though.
Either GH3 of <strong>Finger Frenzy</strong>. Got down to 1.5something seconds back in about 2007. Got down to 2.666 just now after a few minutes of trying... I can't go through this again, I'm going to bed.
I think it was a browser game, because I remember playing it back in HS at the school. I'm not 100%, but I think it was just N back then, then N+ when it hit the arcade.
This is the one I was thinking of its not exactly the same as the arrow game in that you don't drag and fire with your mouse, but it's still the basic premise of figuring out the best position to fire, plus you can move and change your ammo.
or quite possibly (and I think this is the winner), [link]
You have to have the right type of levels for an endless runner. Having a complex level with floating platforms and interesting terrains will be very difficult. So I wouldn't say you're bad at it, you just aren't extremely good at it.
I would stick to making a simple terrain that just slowly elevates or has some ledges and create some floating "points" the user has to acquire.
The terrain could be something like this Helicopter Game
Does nobody else notice the similarities to Vlambeer's Radical Fishing and its sequel? Guess it's not a big deal, but I figured I should point it out
My high score is 43, only because I have a Droid X (relatively old phone) so the game runs slower than it should, making it easier. Or maybe because I played a bunch of helicopter when I was younger (flappy bird is essentially a rip off of this game).
This is mentioned elsewhere in the thread, but please try the free game that Plague Inc is based on (many iOS games are based on free games):
I'm not 100% this is correct, but it's worth a shot.
Edit:the reason I say i'm not 100% is because I thought i remembered it being a bit more colorful and intense, but perhaps my memory fails me and this is the only game of its kind.
Oh wow, for anyone else time-killers, here's a real interesting one I just found where you try to see how accurate you are at guessing midpoint on lines or circles
Fire Boy and Water Girl
also(2 and 3)
This one is neither myself, nor my employee, rather simply an acquaintance of mine.
Dude worked at a call center, dealing with car insurance renewals, and as we all know, that can get kind of boring. He spent a lot of time playing the Helicopter Game, as I'm sure many of us had, but as you can imagine, the company disallowed playing games on their computers as you make calls. He was called into the office at one point, and they simply printed off the image of his screen, with his last game still displayed. They did not fire him; This was simply a warning, and he was told not to do it again. Quite literally, he sat back to his cubicle, started up a new game, and within three minutes the manager asked him to get his stuff and leave the building.
I've been trying to decide if that's ballsy, or just plain ignorant.
I believe you're think of the Clear Vision series.
This is the first one, starting cut scene has the protagonist's parents being shot by a dictator.
When I was a kid, me and my brother would watch this YouTube video ALL the time for laughs. We can both quote it and it’s pretty hilarious. It’s very nonsensical.
Also, The Impossible Quiz was a really fun internet game to figure out. I believe that it is also an app now.
Interactive Buddy maybe? It doesn't have additional game modes that I can see but you can still throw grenades and use flamethrowers and there's a black hole, etc. and there's a stereo to keep him happy.
Just wanna start by saying it looks super cool and whimsical, like just the act of mixing the ingredients looks like a fun time, anyway:
I think that It’d be cool if you had elements from that Doodle God game, where you’d discover new spells form mixing different ingredients together. Maybe some spells can be stronger in different ratios, or you could even have a potion backfire and cause an explosion or other type of damage.
Like maybe a potion to warm you when it’s cold out has too many red roots, so a fire breaks out and you quickly have to douse it in water.
I just think it’d be fun to screw around with ingredients to make interesting combos, and with just a little risk to it, you could have a really intriguing and science like puzzler.
There's a side scrolling adventurish story game sort of thing that most of the graphics looked like they were from news papers and sweet jazz played in the background. I think it was called Miestas or something? There were two of them:
I found a flash game that is quite similar to the one I'm thinking of: http://www.addictinggames.com/action-games/dot-adventure-game.jsp
This Flash game has been around for at least a decade. First thing I thought of when I watched that video.
-I want the bow too, fuck not having a bow (literally fake news rn)
re balance the decal system it's busted af, and basically what EA did with Battlefront 2 at this point
gimme some free shit for playing on Ps4 before pc (I still agree full account transfers are going to break the game, they might do it waaaay later but definitely not on launch)
and please, for the love of God make the no more heroes collab better than or equal to the WoT collab, it derserves it, WoT is just a fancy update of this game [link] and NMH was a creative gem
-Make a new goddamn tuber or two and a couple missions for the late game floors.
-Pvp would be neat.
I feel you Polatrax. I really do. A bunch of people aren't happy with Gungho rn. People are just saying to calm down and discuss these things in a logical way, not everyone is going to agree with you. That's okay, everyone's allowed to be as foolish as they want on the internet. I'm not going to downvote you but cut the shit, you're a grown ass human, you're better than this.
Have you ever played Tanks? I can be sure, but that ought to be a link to it.
Basically you try and blow each other up and get weapons and other stuff to buff up your tank. 2D style, but it's got wind and different terrains.
I'm hyping it up more than I should, it's just a flash game, but I've played thousands of games with my friends in middle school.
Holy crap, that looks like that's it, but the ones I played I think were much older, maybe even prototypes! I've actually asked on this subreddit before and this type of thing has happened where I had played an early version of something that wound up on steam.
Like, I remember the one I played you were actually a blue dude, I think I remember now, and you were running around killing the greens and protecting the pinks. There were 2-3 sequels to it, as well.
Either way, if this is the same dev then words can not describe how happy it makes me that they managed to get a game on steam.
Hold on while I was writing this I found them on Addicting Games!
A lot of good suggestions for the pirate/trader game with ports and upgraded ships. I love that niche genre.
The next suggestion I would have is a game called caribbean-admiral which fits your description besides the corrupted port.
From addicting games, there's also a game called Pirates of the stupid seas which takes part on a map, but from what little i've played it's probably not your game, worth mentioning though just in case.
I've recently used the Caveblazers key for myself, but haven't gotten around to updating my list, sorry.
I think the only other game I've got that fits what you're looking for is Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche, I can offer that instead. It has coop and if you want to kind of try it out, Avalanche 1 is available as a flash game here: [link]
(And for what it's worth, Worms Blast has pretty much nothing to do with Worms other than the title, to the point where they probably just called it that for the sales)
Hey look an easy way to get noticed.[link]
Guess the game from the name. This page has weird games [link]
[VIDEOGAMES] Okay, here's my other idea, please don't laugh at me:
The Addicting Games Rate
We rate the Top 50 Highest Rated Games on addictinggames.com
Don't hate you know you played them.