Flash Game Challenge: Winterbells


Last week’s Flash Game Challenge was won by the illustrious, the magisterial, the benevolent and formidable commenter David. He rules, ladies and gentlemen. For a week anyway. Want to take his crown? Well then you better be good at making little rabbit sprites jump into bells.

That’s right, this week, the game I’ve picked is Winterbells. To coincide with the mountains of snow outside, this game features frozen water too. Tonnes of it. I managed a top score of 4690, but I just know that you can do a lot better than that. Prove me right in the comments below.


Previous challenges: Armour Academy | The Crossing



Last week’s Flash Game Challenge victor was won by Neil, with a world-beating score of 16,045,290 on his 3rd try. Not bad at all. Give yourself a pat on the back, Neil.

This week, there’s a more cerebral game for you. It’s a bit like a budget version of amazing TV gameshow Catchphrase, where it presents you with a phrase depicted graphically, and you have to work out which one, of three, it’s supposed to be,

You’ll need your thinking cap on for this – get it wrong, and you lose a life. Lose three lives and you’re out. I scored 24 in 112 seconds on my second go. Beat that, and post your winning score in the comments below.

Armour Academy

Previous Challenges: The Crossing | Topspinner



Last week’s special New Year’s Day edition of Flash Game Challenge was won by a last-minute entry from Bobbo, who smashed my pitiful effort with a time of 273 seconds. Although it was technically submitted a little late, the madness of CES meant I forgot to post a new challenge, so I’m allowing it. This time.

This week, we’ve got a corker for you. It’s essentially ragdoll cricket. Just wave your mouse around, and your avatar will wave his bat around. You’ll get it. I scored 114. Can you beat that? I bet you can. Post your score in the comments below.

Topspinner (via RPS)

Former challenges: Achievement Unlocked | Sock and Awe

FLASH GAME CHALLENGE: Achievement Unlocked


Okay, you’ve had two weeks on Sock and Awe. The winner is Phage, who scored 15 hits on ol’ Bushy. Congratulations, Phage! This week, however, we’ve got a challenge of a different kind.

Today’s game is called Achievement Unlocked. You’re an elephant, and there are 99 achievements to collect. You’ve got to get all of them (or as many as you can). Some are easy, some aren’t so easy.

I spent far too long on the game over lunch, and took 1334 seconds to collect all of them. I might have alt-tabbed for a bit in the middle of that, too – so it should be fairly easy to beat. Let us know how you manage in the comments below.

Achievement Unlocked (via Kotaku)

Former challenges: Sock and Awe | Downhill bowling



Last week, I rather shamefully took the crown with a score of 7,180 on Downhill Bowling. This week, you’ve got a chance, because I’m typing from a laptop and have to use a damn trackpad.

This week, we’ve got the resoundingly topical Sock and Awe. Chuck shoes at President Bush, get dragged out, get beaten in jail. Well, the first of those three, anyway. I managed a paltry 5 hits before getting ‘removed’ from the room. You can do better than that. Click here, and then let us know what you got in the comments below.

Sock and Awe

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