Category: Game reviews

Run games comparison: Which Run game is better and why?

The Run game series hasn’t changed much since the first game came out back in 2008. When compared to Run 3, you can notice only slight changes in the physics engine. The alien creature has remained virtually untouched over the years. The biggest difference between the first Run game and the games that follow is the setup of the levels themselves. All levels in the original game were essentially simple tunnels with 4 walls while the newer versions feature more complex shapes. Word is out that the 5th Run game comes out soon so make sure to bookmark the Run 5 Unblocked website for future reference!

Run games comparison

Run 1 gameplay review ynef.net pictureWhile all of the Run games are essentially 3D infinite runners, there are certain aspects that make each game unique. I already mentioned the original Run game or Run 1 which was released way back. To be fair, it opened the door for a whole new game series, but it really lacks that professional touch.

Run 1 gameplay isn’t all that intuitive and smooth. And while it won’t be a problem for the most part, you’ll feel it immediately when you rotate the level around by jumping on the walls. The game essentially stops for a brief moment and it can become an annoyance when you’re after a more continuous experience.

When compared to Run 2, the music in Run 1 is way better. What the hell were they thinking when they came up with soundtrack for the 2nd game anyway?

Run 2 overview

Run 2 gameplay review ynef.net pictureWhen you play Run 2 you will notice that a lot of the levels don’t have walls around them. Instead you are to navigate the floating platforms and move upside down occasionally in order to progress.

Run 2 can be quite confusing at first because there is no clear path for you. You have to figure out where to jump off in order to rotate the level and land on the ceiling. If you have ever played Kula World on PS1 then you’ll know what to expect from Run 2.

Oh and what’s up with the music? It almost sounds like the developers tried to create 8-bit retro music and failed. Miserably.

Run 3 overview

Run 3 gameplay review ynef.net pictureWith the release of Run 3, however, you can clearly see progress in terms of game development. Right off the bat you have the more user friendly and beautiful menu screen waiting for you.

Dig a little deeper and you’ll find various other perks not present in the previous games.

For example your alien creature moves much more elegantly. The arrow keys as well as the jump key seem to respond a lot better. The overall gameplay feels “cleaner” than in the previous games and I will probably never grow tired of the music present in Run 3.

There are only 3 music tracks available (to my knowledge) but they’re really, really good. One of them seems to use the Cube preset from the Sytrus synth. Which is one of my personal favorites. I used a slightly modified Cube for my latest music track, the Wandering around the 3:12 mark. Go ahead, listen to it!

Conclusion

Run 3 is hands down the best Run game out there. Run 2 tried to be a little different, but in my opinion failed to deliver. And finally Run 1, while mostly suitable for the nostalgia, is still a better choice than the 2nd game.

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Happy Wheels: A game featuring ragdoll physics and flying body parts

Do you like weird games? How about a game with crazy, death defying stunts done by a crippled man in a wheelchair? Or how about a ride through a meat grinder as a father with his son in the back of a bicycle? If this got your attention, you will probably enjoy spending the rest of your afternoon playing Happy Wheels Unblocked. It’s a game that features hilarious ragdoll physics and lots of flying body parts. Indeed, the game is very gore-y when you consider the fact that even the smallest bump or crash has the potential to rip you apart. Literally.

Happy Wheels Main Logo Screen ynef.net Review

Happy Wheels Overview

Happy Wheels stuck in grinder ynef.net reviewHappy Wheels, originally created by Jim Bonacci in 2010, is a simple and minimalistic browser based single-player game.

Your goal as a player is to traverse the various levels using different, often atypical vehicles including a SegWay and a Wheelchair, just to name a few.

If you remember the motorcycle stunts game, Elasto Mania, then Happy Wheels should feel very familiar. The game has a similar concept with the added gore element.

Whenever you fall, hit your head or crash in some other horrible way, you can be sure to lose a limb or two.

There’s lots and lots of blood and guts flying around in Happy Wheels which makes the game’s title even more comical. In a dark humor kind-of way. I love it!

How to play Happy Wheels

The main controls are the arrow keys which control your movement. Press UP to accelerate, DOWN to decelerate, LEFT and RIGHT to lean in that direction.

Additionally every character has a special move depending on their vehicle. You can trigger that using the SPACE key.

For example the crippled bum in a wheelchair will activate its nitro boost when you press SPACE. Or if you’re playing with the SegWay guy, it will make him jump in the air.

Furthermore, the CTRL key will allow you rotate the nitrous oxide tank on the wheelchair and will eject the kid off the bicycle when you ride with the father and son character.

Happy Wheels Controls

Here’s the tldr; version of what I just said:

  • UP – Accelerate
  • DOWN – Decelerate
  • LEFT – Lean left
  • RIGHT – Lean right
  • SPACE – Special move (or grab when ejected)
  • CTRL – Rotate nitro, eject kid, etc.
  • Z – Eject

How to grab stuff

You can also eject yourself from the vehicle completely using the Z key. If you then press the SPACE key, your character will perform the grab move.

If you pay close attention, you will see how his fingers move as you press the SPACE key. Make sure to keep holding the key down otherwise you will release and fall.

Happy Wheels SegWay Guy Grabbing Ledge Ski Lift

Grabbing is useful in the Snowy Mountain level, for example, where the only way to continue from the start is to grab the ski lift.

Video of me trying to finish the “It keeps happening” level

To finish off the article here’s a video of me playing one of my favorite levels in Happy Wheels. I think it’s a decent representation of what the game is all about.

Sure, it can be annoying at times, especially when you keep failing over and over again like me. But it’s fun at the same time. I love it how certain levels have clever traps for you. Or the landmine that rockets you straight into deadly spikes.

The game is full of surprises and plenty of “wat moments”. And that’s what makes it so epic.

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WormaxIO Artifacts & Essence Points Explained

In my previous article on Wormax IO I briefly explained how the Booster system works. In this article I want to cover another important topic in the game which is The Shop. The Shop is a very useful part of WormaxIO where you can buy WormaxIO Artifacts that can do various things for you. For example you can decrease the cooldown time of the STOP and GHOST skills. Or if you prefer, you can increase the duration of Boosters.

How to access The Shop?

WormaxIO Artifacts How To Access The Shop Ynef.Net ReviewIn order to be able to buy stuff from The Shop, you must first register a free account on the WormaxIO website. You can then access the Shop by clicking on its respective button on the main log-in screen.

After you set up your account, you will start to gain essence points as you play the game. The amount of essence you earn is relative to how well you perform in each gaming session.

What are Essence Points?

Essence Points are your in-game currency that you can use to buy WormaxIO Artifacts from The Shop.

After the first death a part of your snake’s length is converted into essence with a ratio of 1000:1. All deaths afterwards convert essence at a rate of 3000:1.

This basically means that you will be rewarded with 1 essence point for every 3000’th length point you gain in the game.

Naturally you can buy more essence using real world currency at a rate of 500 essence points for $1,99 USD.

WormaxIO Artifacts Overview

WormaxIO Shop Artifacts Review Ynef.NetAfter you have bought or earned enough Essence Points you can start to buy various Wormaxio Artifacts from The Shop in order to maximize your chance of beating the game.

At first glance it might seem that even the most cheapest Artifacts cost way too much. For example the lowest tier (blue) Artifacts cost 100 Essence each.

However you shouldn’t let the seemingly high price of Artifacts bother you because compared to Slither.io, this game is much easier to master! Thanks to the various Boosters available throughout the world, you can grow your snake larger pretty quickly.

Tier 1 Artifacts

Tier 1 is the lowest and cheapest of them all. These Artifacts cost 100 Essence Points each. You can easily recognize the Artifacts in tier 1 by their Blue color. They also appear on the top of all other Artifacts.

You can decrease the STOP and GHOST cooldown time periods by 5% with Tier 1 Artifacts. Additionally you can increase your starting length by 100%, increase the Magnet Booster range by 5% and increase the field of vision by 2%. Additionally the worm receives -50% of the toxic mass consumed.

Other Artifact tiers

As the cost of the higher tier Artifacts increases, so does their overall power.

For example the tier 2 Artifacts which you will recognize by their Green color increase your starting length by 200%, increase the Magnet Booster for 10% and field of vision by 5%. Additionally the worm receives 0% of the toxic mass consumed.

Each Tier 2 Artifact will cost you 500 Essence Points which is the equivalent of about $2 USD in real world currency.

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Wormax IO Boosters Explained and a Short How To Play Guide

At its core, Wormax IO is very similar to another highly popular snake game, the Slither.io. However Wormax comes with quite a few additional features which, arguably, make the game better than Slither in many ways. For one, the game has numerous special boosters that randomly spawn on the map.

These boosters can make the game easier and a lot more fun. In the following article I will give you a quick overview on what Wormax.io is all about. At the end of the article you will find a short how to play guide and as always, if for some reason you cannot access the game directly, you should try the WormaxIO Unblocked website.

Wormax.io overview

Wormax IO Gameplay Screenshot Ynef.Net Review

If you are familiar with Slither.io then Wormax should be easy enough to understand. Both the map and edible glowing food are identical to what we can see in Slither. It’s the special booster packs and your upgradeable snake character that really make it stand out from the rest.

What are Wormax.io Boosters?

As you crawl around the map and look for food, you can occasionally stumble upon booster packs that spawn randomly throughout the world.

Like in any other game, these boosters can help you get ahead and gain the upper hand against your enemies.

Wormax IO Health Boost Kettlebell Icon ynef reviewTake the Health Booster for example. When you eat this your snake will instantly gain +300 in length.

You can recognize the Health Booster by its distinct kettlebell icon.

Wormax IO Health Boost Binoculars Icon ynef reviewThen there is of course the Telescope Booster. Eat this and you will benefit from a 10% increase in your field of view.

You can recognize the Telescope booster by its distinct binoculars icon. The effect lasts for 1 minute.

Wormax IO Toxic Boost Ynef.Net ReviewThe Toxic Booster will make your worm toxic for 1 minute.

This means that if you die while toxic, any other snake who attempts to eat your remains will instead LOSE that amount of length.

Additionally, if you accelerate forward, the pieces that you leave behind are also toxic. However it’s worth noting that a worm cannot die just by eating toxic food. There is a limit of 10 length points from which you cannot go any lower when you eat toxic food.

You can recognize the Toxic Booster by its distinct radioactive icon.

Wormax IO Magnet Booster Ynef.Net ReviewThe Magnet Booster is one of my personal favorites.

Eat this and you will gain the upper hand by increasing the range you can eat food. In other words you will attract food towards you from 20% farther away.

The effect lasts for 1 minute and you can recognize the Magnet Booster by its distinct U-shaped magnet icon.

Wormax IO Mass Conservation Booster Ynef.Net ReviewAnd finally there is the Mass Conservation booster.

This one is especially useful for players who like to turbo boost around the map a lot as you won’t lose any of your length while on the Mass Conservation booster.

You can recognize this booster by its distinct green icon with bits of food crossed out.

How to play Wormax.io

As I previously mentioned, Wormax is very similar to another popular snake game called Slither.io. Your goal as a snake is to eat bits of glowing food and various boosters to eventually be the biggest snake in the game.

Using various strategies like circling your enemy so they can’t escape or quickly accelerating in front of an unsuspecting snake you can beat the game in no time.

Wormax.io Controls

Movement is controlled using your mouse and you can accelerate forward at an increased speed when you press the left mouse button or Q on your keyboard. Keep in mind that you will lose length every time you use turbo boost, therefore it’s wise to only use it occasionally.

Additionally you can STOP for a moment using the W key and transform yourself into a GHOST using the E key. These are two of the most notable differences in the way Wormax is played compared to Slither. As a ghost, you can move through other snakes freely so this skill may come in handy when you’re in a crowded place.

The shop

When you sign up for a free account you get access to The Shop. The Shop lets you customize your snake and add up to 7 artifacts on your body. Each artifact gives you additional bonuses on top of the various Boosts found in the game.

For example some of the artifacts will increase the range of the Magnet Booster while other Artifacts will decrease your cooldown period for the Stop and Ghost skills.

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Run3 Gameplay And Short How To Play Guide

Run3 is an amazing 3D forward running game and a predecessor to Run 4 developed by Kongregate. The game features simple, yet beautiful space-like graphics and the background music is literally out of this world. Because the entire Run game series is one of my personal favorites, the following article might be just a little bit biased. That said, let’s take a closer look into Run 3 and find out what this game is all about. If you are having trouble playing the game, you might want to try the Run 3 Unblocked website.

Run3 Gameplay

Run3 Gameplay running through space ynef review

Run3 is very similar to all the other Run games in the series. The goal of the game is to run forward, avoid obstacles and reach the end of the level. What’s notable in Run3 is the fact that you can choose to run forever. The infinite run feature makes it so the game never ends. Combined with awesome, slightly psychedelic/DNB background music, the entire game looks like one big mind trip.

Highly addictive space game

The fast-paced music along with the immersive and seamless gameplay make Run 3 quite addictive. Oftentimes I would spend hours playing the game when originally I only intended to take a break for about 15 minutes.

Run3 offers numerous hidden levels and various other unlockables like different characters and game modes. And when you consider the infinite run game mode, it isn’t hard to imagine why you would spend way too much time behind this game.

Don’t let the cute little alien creature and very basic game graphics fool you. It’s a serious game where levels get incredibly complex as you venture deeper into the infinite space.

How to play Run 3

The controls are rather simple and consist of only the arrow keys and the space key. Naturally you move the character around using the arrow keys and jump over gaps and other obstacles with the space key.

Additionally you can pull up the menu by pressing the esc key. In the home screen you can take a look at the Galaxy Map which tells you exactly where you are and how far you have progressed. Because the game automatically saves your progress you can come back the next day and continue your journey from where you left off.

Obstacles you should avoid

Run3 Gameplay Running Avoid Breaking Floor ynef review

One of the most annoying obstacles in Run 3 is the breaking floor. These tiles have a grey color with a distinct cracked pattern. Similarly to other games, the breaking floor falls off shortly after you step on it.

What makes it so bad in Run 3 is the fact that if you step on one, all of the other tiles connected to it will start to fall as well. This leaves you with very little room to stand on. Your best chance is to avoid the breaking floor tiles for as long as possible.

In certain levels you will find various blocks and other shapes on the ground. Avoiding these is rather simple, just run past or jump over them.

And just in case you didn’t know, you can walk on the walls as well. Simply move the character against the wall and it will become the new floor as the whole level rotates around you. How cool is that?

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3 Awesome and Unique IO Games from All IO Games.net

Agar.io was the first .io game to gain massive publicity. Shortly after its success someone released an open source clone version of the game. Now IO games have spread across the internet like wildfire. I have already written many reviews and articles about these games in the past and today I found that someone made a website that lists all io games in one place. Neat!

3 Unique IO games from AllIOGames.Net

When I looked around the website I realized just how little I actually know about these types of games. There are a lot of titles yet unknown to me and some of them are actually pretty damn good. Below is a list with three most notable io games I found and a short description on what makes them better than their predecessor, Agar.io

Narwhale.io

A Narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale indigenous to the Arctic sea. Because their tusk resembles a horn, some people jokingly call them the Unicorns of the sea. In Narwhale.io your role as a Narwhal is to kill your enemies using nothing but your sharp tusk.

narwhale io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

As you can see from the screenshot above, someone was just cut in half by the opponent. This is a truly unique game and a great addition to the IO games family.

Hordes.io

Hordes.io, unlike most other io games, is a 3D browser based MMO. The player can take up a role as a healer, tank or one of DPS classes and fight the enemy team.

Hordes.io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

In many ways this game resembles Minecraft in MultiPlayer mode. You have the characters made out of blocks and grasslands reaching the horizon. However the ground textures look way better than in Minecraft when you play using the default texture set.

Vertix.io

Vertix.io is another very unique IO game where the goal is to work as a team in order to beat the enemy faction. It’s essentially a 3rd person multiplayer shooter with a retro-ish look. Indeed, the pixel graphics make playing this game a walk down the memory lane. It also resembles Wolfenstein 3D in some aspects, but maybe it’s just me.

Vertix.io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

Like any other decent shooter, Vertix comes with different weapons, mods, skins and clans. It has servers on all of the big continents to help you get the most out of the game without lagging out.

In case you get hurt, you can quickly find the medipack to help you recover. Additionally there are lootcrates around the level that help you in times of trouble.

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3 best games that your loyal netbook can handle easily

Is it just me or are the laptops nowadays just not made to last? Take my old MSI Wind U100 netbook for example. It has fallen out of my bag and onto the pavement. I have spilled coffee on the keyboard more times than I’d like to confess. I have dropped it from a height of at least two to three feet many times. It has lost almost all its screws and the casing is completely busted. Yet somehow it’s still alive!

Indeed, the MSI Wind U100 is one resilient beast. While all my other laptops have eventually worn out and died over the years, this ancient netbook still works. While most of the time it’s only useful for simple tasks like browsing the web or writing articles, I still find myself occasionally playing certain old-school games for pc on it that have low minimum system requirements. Continue reading to find out three of the best games you can play on an old netbook.

Max Payne 1Max Payne 1

If you like action packed third person shooters then you will absolutely love Max Payne. The entire game is essentially a flashback where the player finds out what happened to the main protagonist, Max Payne. A former NYPD officer who comes home one night from a hard day’s work to find his wife and their newborn baby brutally murdered. He also learns that the killers were high on a new designer drug called Valkyr.

Max gets transferred to the DEA shortly after the funeral in hopes to find the killers responsible and maybe, just maybe put an end to the Valkyr craze which has escalated into a full blown epidemic throughout New York City.

Three years later, as luck would have it, he finally gets assigned as an undercover agent with a mission to infiltrate a notorious drug trafficking ring, the Punchinello family. Unfortunately the mission goes south and he finds himself wanted by the NYPD for killing his colleague. He must also run from the mafia because they now know his real identity.

Tomb Raider 1 Lara Croft Core DesignTomb Raider 1

Wow. I still can’t believe that this epic third person action-adventure game is two decades old already!

In 1996 a British video game developer, Core Design, did what nobody had ever done before. They managed to gracefully combine beautiful scenery and landscapes with violence and gore typical to action games of the era.

On top of everything they stuffed the gun in the hands of a sexy female! With complex puzzles to solve and tombs of long forgotten kings to uncover, this game is unlike any other.

The plot revolves around a young woman, Lara Croft, who is on a mission to retrieve a mysterious and powerful artifact from the tomb of Qualopec somewhere within the mountains of Peru.

However shortly after she finds the artifact, she realizes that there are two more hidden away in different parts of the world. Additionally the rich businesswoman, Natla, who sent Lara on her quest seems to have her own hidden agenda.

GTA Vice City Tommy Wrecking CarGrand Theft Auto: Vice City

Released in 2002, Vice City is the 4’th edition in the GTA game series. For all the open world game fans out there, Vice City will probably stand out the most for many years to come.

The plot revolves around Tommy Vercetti who is a former member of the Forelli cartel. He arrives in Vice City to take care of a cocaine deal which unfortunately ends badly and he loses both the drugs and the money to unknown thugs.

Now he has to answer to Sonny Forelli, the head of the Forelli family, and recover the lost merchandise. On his quest for finding the cocaine Tommy makes contact with various criminals until he climbs high enough to find out who ambushed the deal.

As the game progresses, Tommy quickly becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Vice City. A fictional place that closely resembles Miami in the 80’s.

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