E- Games- The New Age Entertainment Sports

In the age of Internet, E-Games is an irresistible attraction amongst all age groups. The desire to play games has turned children to be more techno savvy these days. E-Games are flexible and intuitive, it’s easy to use so you can spend your time creating games instead of programming them.

You can increase business effectiveness by easily adding more motivation and challenge to your learning programs. With the advent of E-Learning, even Training Games are transforming. Indeed, because Computer Games and Arcades are commonplace, instructional games may be the perfect candidate for e-learning events.

Trainers understand the value of a good game for engaging participants in the learning process, whether as pre-course materials, self-teaching tools, or content reviews. Most games draw on traditional game-show styles such as Jeopardy, or popular boardgames, including Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly. The question-and-answer format of those games proves ideal for self-assessment and memory building. When played in groups, games promote teambuilding and team spirit. More importantly, games alleviate learners’ anxiety about being evaluated.

A sophisticated programmed E-Game usually includes the following features:

· Easy, intuitive authoring interfaces.

· An array of different game types.

· Detailed Help files, sample games, and demonstrations.

· Cross-platform playback using the Flash web player.

· No messy software downloads or installation requirements.

· Options to create games from your web browser.

· You can choose from several skins for your games, including a custom skin that allows you to modify the colors.

· Full customization for any of the game types.

· Your own online Arcade system that allows you to group your games into custom multi-player arcades and invite players to compete.

The average age of an E-Game Player is 29 years and ninety two percent of all games are purchased by adults over the age of 18. 39% E-Game players are women. Computer and video game software sales grew 8% in 2003 to $ 7 billion in the following years and are expected to hike more. However, when compared to the movie industry this segment is still a small player.

In fiscal 2004, ended June 30, E-Games’ sales rose 11% to $8 million, and profit increased 9%, to $1.7 million, from a year earlier. It did have a loss of $184,000 in its 2005 fiscal first quarter, after sales were hurt when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reduced shelf space it allocates to low-price PC games, E-Games says.

Some very sought after E-Games are as follows:

1. AirXonix: This is a 3-dimensional remake of the Xonix game. In the Xonix game you have to control a device, which is moving over the playing field whilst several monster-balls are wandering inside. The objective is to isolate the balls away from as much spare playing field as possible.

2. Buzzing Cars: Buzzing Cars is a totally crazy racing game where you’ll not only need to be fast but also smart. You must carry out various missions such as drive robots around, chase flying saucers, electrocute aliens and of course race against the clock. You can buy seven different cars with various properties. In every crash, the cars begin to lose parts, until eventually after enough is lost they completely fall apart.

3. Cross & Word Games: A compilation of three simple puzzle games previously released by E-Games in their early RomTech days. Crossword Mania is a set of 110 crossword puzzles and Word Search Mania has 222 word searches. Both of these pencil and paper to keyboard and monitor translations also have basic design tools for constructing your own puzzles. Word Connect Special Edition is a one board demo of a Scrabble clone where players try to form interlocking words on a board with lettered tiles.

4. Mahjongg Master: Enjoy the classic Chinese game of strategy with this full-featured version! You’ll find 18 original tile sets — everything from classic MahJongg tiles to all new designs! You can also choose from among 70 beautiful backgrounds including scenics, animals, textures, and much more. Plus great music, too! MahJongg Master is one of E-Games best-selling titles. There are millions of players around the world.

5. Marble Blast: In this arcade action game from independent publisher Garage Games, players take the control of marbles. The objective of the game is to race the marble through the 72 levels each containing moving platforms, dangerous hazards, sparkling treasures and power up enhancements, and complete it in record time.

6. Miniverse Minigolf: Two 9 hole mini golf courses for 1-4 players. One course is set on “Earth” and features putting through locations such as a construction site, a war zone, and a casino. The other course is set in space and includes a variety of science fiction obstacles like tele-porters and laser shields. Players can choose to control their putter by pushing or pulling the mouse and can select one of several different colors for their golf ball.

7. Pinball: E-Games’ Pinball is a 3D pinball simulation with three tables. 3D acceleration is used for all sorts of realistic effects like table glass, light halos, shadows, reflections of the ball on the table, and more. Standard pinball game play applies; knock down targets to light up bonuses, which can be further increased by multipliers.

8. Word Search Mania: A computerized version of the standard pencil and paper word search. Word Search Mania is a collection of 222 assorted puzzles with a variety of strange topics in varying degrees of difficulty. It also contains a tool for building puzzles from your own lists of words.

Supermarket Mania 2 Game Review

Nikki and her friends are back in Supermarket Mania 2! Help her uncle Ross manage and run his chain of grocery stores on the other side of the country. Keep the supermarket shelves stocked up, floors clean and customers coming as you work on improving the stores and increasing profits. It’s not all peachy though, as the evil Assistant Torg and his robotic minions are back causing trouble. Can you handle the pressure?

The game begins as Nikki (that’s you!) sits back to relax after the original Supermarket Mania, where she successfully managed a grocery chain that beat a competing store run by robots under the direction of the evil Assistant Torg. Nikki’s Uncle Ross in Tinsel Town heard about her success, and invited her over to help expand his supermarket empire. As Nikki and her friends pack their bags and head off to the west, Assistant Torg is just a step behind, intent on causing trouble and sabotaging Nikki’s business!

Supermarket Mania 2 is a fast-paced time management game, similar to the popular restaurant management games such as the Diner Dash series. However, instead of seating and serving dining customers, Supermarket Mania 2 requires you to maintain a well-stocked, clean and efficient grocery store for your shopping customers. You have to do most of the work though; you have to refill empty shelves with stock from the storeroom, mop up the dirt, ring up the cash register and ensure the shopping baskets are available. And that’s only the first level!

There are over a dozen shelves in your supermarket, and each is stocked with different kinds of groceries, from roast chicken and cheese to milk and bags of chips. You need to keep each shelf stocked; otherwise your customers wanting an out-of-stock item will start to get impatient as they wait for you to restock. Thankfully, restocking is just a matter of clicking on a shelf, and Nikki will roll her cart to it and fill it up. Cart empty? A click on the storeroom and Nikki will zip in with her cart to refill it.

However, the game is not just about keeping the shelves full and watching your customers walk around. You also need to be at the cash register when customers want their orders rung up. When a customer wants items that need preparation – such as a milkshake or a croissant – you will have to prepare it. Getting the milkshake ready will require you to collect some milk and ice cream, bring it to the milkshake machine and wait for the drink to be processed. You also need to serve “drive-through” type customers. If a customer pops up at the window, you’ll have to run through the store collecting their order for them. And if the place starts to look dirty and grimy, clicking the mop will have Nikki spend the next few seconds cleaning up the place.

There are also a variety of customers who will frequent your stores. Each of them has a different set of goods they are likely to buy, and each of them has their own personalities and quirks. For example, the little old ladies will take their time walking around the place and will most likely buy sausages and fish, while the college geeks will head for the bags of chips and can just stand there being distracted by their gadgets.

Certain customer types can also cause problems. The little girls on their scooters will make a mess of the place and knock goods onto the floor if you don’t notice them in time. Luckily, you just have to notify the security guard, and they’ll keep the little devils under control. And then there’s the evil Assistant Torg and his robots. They’ll also cause trouble for you, sneaking into the store and sabotaging machines that will require you to spend precious time repairing.

There are also special levels in the game with special conditions and objectives. For example, there is a milkshake level where you have a huge milkshake sale and all your customers are here to buy milkshakes. Your goal will then be to see how efficient you are at getting the milkshakes made and sold before the customers start becoming too impatient with waiting. There are also the various upgrades you can buy between levels, similar to other time management games. You can upgrade each shelf to stock more goods, upgrade the bakery to bake more croissants each go, and install radio and TV so that your customers will be entertained and less likely to lose their patience. There are plenty of other upgrades as well.

Supermarket Mania 2 is a really fun time management game that surpasses the original. The gameplay is interesting, and doesn’t feel like a chore or a whole bunch of constant mindless clicking. The graphics and music are also vibrant and pleasant. You are guaranteed to spend hours enjoying this game. If you liked time management games such as Cooking Dash or Farm Frenzy, you will love Supermarket Mania 2.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Toy Story Mania for Wii

Toy Story Mania is a new arcade game for the Nintendo Wii. The game is guaranteed to go down well with fans of the Disney Pixar classic. It is based on real life attractions at Disneyland. There are several mini-games to keep your enjoyment levels high for hours on end.

This game is a combination ride and shooting gallery. It is most fun to play with a group of people. Anyone who has visited the Disneyland location will no doubt fall in love with the game.

The Toy Story Mania arcade game is jam-packed with 25 mini-games that pit up to 4 players against each other at once. These games feature all of your favorite characters from the movie.

When playing this game, you will progress through a series of carnival games where you will encounter the gallery themes present at the Disney World location. In these carnival games, you will have a choice of either shooting down easy targets for a small amount of points, or taking on tougher targets for more points. This choice is yours and may prove to be vital to how many points you are able to score.

The game features startling animation by Pixar, which can be enhanced by wearing 3D glasses. This makes this game the closest thing you will ever get to the real attraction.

The amount of points you score is irrelevant; whether you win or lose, the 25 mini-games will provide you and your friends with fun times for hours on end.

If you like to follow Woody, Buzz, Hamm, Rex and Trixie on their crazy adventures, then Toy Story Mania for the Nintendo Wii is just the game for you. If you’re after the perfect present for your kids this Christmas, then look no further.