Flash games are fun. If you’re dragging out at the office, stressing out at your chores or doing absolutely nothing and idling your time, these mini-games can always lighten up the atmosphere and take some load of your shoulders – a least for time being, that is. All flash game do have a score system, but frankly speaking, they don’t really matter because the entire idea of the games is simply to freshen you up and get you back on your seat.
Zapak recently released two new games – ‘Bhoot attack’ and ‘Halloween Ghost Hunter’, both on the website of the movie 13B, though the games are not related to the film’s story or characters. The games, as the name suggest, are focused on ghosts. It’s not scary actually. The developers have made the games so as to tickle the funny bone rather than scaring the daylights out of you.
‘Halloween Ghost Hunter’ is based on the type of hitting game you’d find on the arcade parlors around the block. The basic aim in the game is to hit ghouls popping out of your screen and score points while you’re at it. The game rules are that simple. The point scoring is segregated on the different ghouls you hit – 50 for the misty spirit, 100 for the one eyed monster and 150 for the dancing skeleton. The scenario created by the developer is really great for such a theme – a background with a spooky, haunted house under the shadows of a full moon, with witches and owls and black cats scattered around. The sound effects are also well done here. Every hit has a related scream to it, which makes the game really amusing. Overall, the game is light and fast and would appeal to everyone wanting to try it.
‘Bhoot Attack’ is a game taken down from the footsteps of the popular program – ‘Vikram and Betaal’, which was aired in the mid 90’s. It’s a very simple game, where you simply have to “bow” down ghosts and spirits revolving around you. It’s “Bhoot busting” the desi way one can say. There are different specters packed in the game, right from the terrifying ghouls and headless spirits to the bloodcurdling widow, seeking out revenge for her loss (it seems). Even here, the sound has been fairly distributed to the different characters giving same arcade feel to the title. The game score is system is very simple. You start off with 120 secs in your bag. Every time you score a hit, you are rewarded 10 extra seconds and if the spirits cause any damage to you, you lose out 50 secs. The game is quite diverging to play and enjoy.
Rating: *** Â½