This is a tribute to the top ten most addicting games ever! Some of these games are video games, though most of them are online based games through java and flash based engines. Very few classic games stand out through the test of time, and prove their real addition. In 2002 when flash based games become popular, there were only about 10 games to play, and now in the year 2008 there have been about 20 more addicting classic games added to the vault! Most all of these games are ones you are familiar with already but hey, who knows, maybe I will introduce you into one you haven't heard of or haven't given a fair chance! My number one choice for this list is a game that I have been playing since the 80s, I never get tired of it and it never bores me. It can be played on both a console gaming unit as well as different variations online as well through flash processes!
Tetris - This is one of those games that are easy to play, and yet you have to be somewhat skillful. I have been playing this game and have been addicted for as long as I can remember. Different variations online include; Tetris, Tetris 2,3,4,5 and 6. Still my all time favorite is the classical edition. I believe there is also another game named Tetrix which is a lot like Tetris but it doesn't have the original "pieces" for in game play.
Asteroids - Honestly, I could never get into this game, but for some reason some individuals utterly love it, in fact I have seen more game competitions with this game than any other classic game available! Variations include; Asteroids Duel and Asteroids Revenge. The game is a very old school game which I used to play on the arcades when I was a wee one! Relinquished in 1979 by Atari Inc. It was one of the most popular and influential games of the Golden Age of Arcade Games.
Street Fight & Mortal Combat - These two games have evolved over the last few years but, they were also usable in the Arcadia in the late 80s. Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous and highly controversial Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games, released in arcades in 1992. Street Fighter is a 1991 head-to-head fighting produced by Capcom originally released as a coin-operated arcade game.
Super Mario - This game is everyplace, arcade, console, flash, you can even buy it on software and install it on your desktop! Super Mario is a platform game originated by Nintendo in late 1985 and released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a continuation to the 1983 game, Mario Bros. In Super Mario Bros., the formal character Mario must help Princess Peach (Princess Toadstool in the US version) of the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil Bowser, king of the Koopas. This is as classical and as addicting as it gets. I could play this for hours on end and I know many other people that would say the same!
Pinball - Who doesn't remember playing these pinball games in the arcade!?! Well, now you can play these types of games through flash based capabilities as well. And most of them are really fun and have really good graphics. Certainly, it's not the same as playing the real thing, but if you have to have a substitute this is as good as any!
Legend Of Zelda - This isn't a flash based game obviously, and I have never seen a perfect reproduction online to play, but it is one of the most classic console games ever! Zelda is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series produced by game graphic designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and released by Nintendo. The gameplay consists of an assortment of action, adventure, puzzle solving, role-playing and occasional platforming, stealth and racing elements. The series centers on Link, the main playable character and protagonist. Link is frequently given the job of rescuing Princess Zelda.
Bomberman - This is an arcade-style maze-based video game formulated by Hudson Soft. It was first released in 1983. The game was later on ported to the Famicom and published in Japan on December 20, 1985, arriving for the U.S. Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. This version would later determine Bomberman's more legendary design, a robotic anime-like character with a pink antenna. In 2004, this version of Bomberman was re-released for the Game Boy Advance, part of the Classic NES Series.
Contra - I have seen flash based applications using this game, and it's as fun as I remember playing it on my Nintendo system. The player controls a commando who battles waves of enemies including humans, machines, mutants and aliens to reach his ultimate goal.
Carrier Air Wing - is a 1990 side scrolling shooting game published for the CPS arcade hardware by Capcom. It is the inspirational continuation to U.N. Squadron, published during the previous year. As with the original, players selected any one of three different jet combatants and battle their way through ten enemy-packed stages.