Friday, September 22, 2006

Favorite Casual Games

My favorite casual game for PC is 'pocket tanks'...

http://www.blitwise.com/ptanks.html

The gameplay is intuitive and easy to learn but nevertheless subtle--and it becomes really satisfying once you get good. I usually play the computer on hardest difficulty and win my fair share...while the computer never misses it can never hit you with a straight shot, (it wastes its lasers by trying to 'lob' them).

My favorite casual game on XBox360 is 'Frogger' (a slightly enhanced version of the early 80s arcade classic). --they even maintained the original gameplay bugs, such as the fact that if just a part of the frog catches the edge when jumping home, you die, (maddening, of course)--

Below is a list of my 'Frogger' achievements...I still need three to have all twelve, (I came within a hair's breadth of beating level four!)

Frogger Achievements

75% Unlocked

140 of 200
9 of 12 Achievements

Chicken 2
On level 2 stay on the road until the timer is red, then reach home.
15
Acquired 7/17/2006

Speed Racing
Get all 5 frogs home in level 1 in less than 45 seconds.
20
Acquired 7/17/2006

Full Stomach
Eat 3 bugs in one game.
10
Acquired 7/17/2006

Complete Level 3
Complete level 3 by filling up all 5 of the frog home slots.
15
Acquired 7/17/2006

Home Sweet Home
Deliver 15 frogs to the frog home without dying once.
20
Acquired 7/17/2006

Chicken 1
On level 1 stay on the road until the timer is red, then reach home.
10
Acquired 7/16/2006

Well Ordered
On any level fill the 5 frog home slots in order from right to left.
15
Acquired 7/16/2006

Helping Hand
Save 5 lady frogs in one game.
20
Acquired 7/16/2006

Complete Level 2
Complete level 2 by filling up all 5 of the frog home slots.
15
Acquired 7/16/2006

Complete Level 4
Complete level 4 by filling up all 5 of the frog home slots.
20
Locked

Complete Level 5
Complete level 5 by filling up all 5 of the frog home slots.
20
Locked

Co-op Brilliance
Reach a score of 30,000 or more while playing an Xbox Live co-op game.
20
Locked

140 of 200
9 of 12 Achievements

Check it out at: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/f/froggerlivearcadexbox360/

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