Do you like to play games in your browser? Every now and then we all need a break or stress reliever and games are great for that. I’m a casual gamer myself and I also love old school games like Mario, Tetris and Sonic – to name a few. As you know, Google Chrome’s Web browser is great for a lot of things include gaming.
Since the Chrome Web Store is full of game apps (along with many other types of apps and extensions), I want to share a few that are definitely worth trying out. These 8 awesome game apps work amazingly in Google Chrome and one may just become your new favorite pastime.
If you’re a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog like I am, you’ll love Ultimate Flash Sonic. Much like the Sega version we all know and love, Sonic is after the evil scientist Doctor Robtnik (aka Doctor Eggman). You must collect the six Chaos Emeralds while freeing animals that are trapped inside mechanical bodies. Pretty cool, huh?
Bejeweled, the famous jewel swapping puzzle game, is pretty awesome in Google Chrome. This version is actually the “most played game of the series.” Game play is pretty easy, just swap adjacent gems to make sets of 3 or more; you must reach the required number of points before time runs out. Good luck!
Who doesn’t love the ever-popular card game Solitaire? This is a true Chrome app with a pretty stylish interface. Once you click on the app icon, the game fills up the entire browser window for distraction free game play. You can choose to play: Klondike, Double Klondike, Spider or Forty Thieves. You can also play offline.
You’re probably familiar with the award-winning Cut the Rope game on your mobile device (iOS, Android). Now it’s also available as a beautifully designed app for Chrome. The goal of the game is to cut the ropes to release candy into Om Nom’s mouth. As you do, you’ll collect gold stars and unlock new levels. This physics-based game is definitely not as easy as it sounds.
Even though I’m not a fan of this game, I can’t leave Angry Birds off of the list; this physics-based game is everywhere. The Angry Birds app is optimized for Chrome and can even be played offline. You can play in SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition). In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the gist: you must take revenge and strategically crush the green pigs in order to pass each level.
You can also play Angry Birds Seasons via this app as well. In the Chrome App Store there’s also Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Rio for you Angry Birds fanatics out there.
The goal of Entanglement is to create the longest path possible. One of the great things about this game is that you can challenge your friends in multiplayer mode; you can play with up to 5 other people, but you all must be on the same computer. To play the game you have to rotate and place hexagonal tiles in to create a path, and all without running into the outer wall.
Have you ever wanted to have your own fish tank? If so, now you can have one right within your browser with Aqua Planet. You get to feed and interact with underwater creatures and watch them grow. Don’t forget to check on them each day, you don’t want them dying on you!
If you’ve ever wanted to play around with the Chrome ball icon, now you can in this “almost never-ending platform game.” It’s pretty simple, just use the left and right arrows to move throughout the game; the ball bounces and jumps on its own. You’ll need to aim for the diamonds and avoid the water and spikes. Let us know if you make it to the end!
Do you have any game apps installed on Chrome? Which one is your favorite?
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