It's not just any Friday, it's Good Friday. That's the day that Christians celebrate (!) the death of Jesus Christ. Christians and non-Christians alike are welcome to celebrate Good Friday Flash Games!
Every week, I present three or more games for your playing enjoyment (or frustration). All of the games depend on the Adobe Flash Player and the web browser of your choice. I provide information about the sound and music in each game, so that you can adjust your column and avoid trouble. All games work on both Mac OS X and Windows, and probably other platforms as well.
This week, a double dose: six games total. Let's get started!
I walked in the door after work yesterday and found my children watching Tron, the 1982 film. I was proud and happy, because my kids love the movie. It was pretty early in the film, so I sat with them and watched my favorite parts, including the lightcycle sequence.
It was then that I decided to include FL Tron in this week's roundup. It's a simple concept, well executed, and as challenging as you can make it. You're a lightcycle, competing against a sequence of increasingly-skilled opponents in best-of-five rounds — or you can compete against another player, sharing a keyboard. There is a turbo option, to keep things interesting. The computer player can make those tricky stair-step maneuvers, but you can't.
There are some sound effects, including a lovely disembodied voice, but no music. To win the game in single-player mode, you'll need to beat the computer 18 times.
Top Figures is an odd sort of game which might just teach you something about force and angles and, you know, math things. The idea is that each of 30 levels, you'll remove one or more pieces, while not disturbing the balance of the poor chap sitting near the top of the unlikely structure.