I enjoy playing computer games and my siblings do too, so when Christmas rolls around, I often consider buying them a game as a gift. However, I’m always a little reluctant, as computer games tend to be expensive and I don’t want to waste money on something they won’t enjoy playing. I feel the same way when it comes to buying games for myself too; I’m reluctant to buy before I’ve tried (so to speak). But I have found a solution. Here, I explain.
I was so happy to stumble across Plays.org, as this site allows you to play a range of different games and it’s completely free. So it means I can enjoy lots of different games, without having to spend any cash.
My Own Gaming History
I enjoy playing classic computer games, as they take me back to my childhood. I used to be the proud owner of Nintendo Game Boy and the block building game Tetris was my favourite. So imaginable my delight when I realised I could play Tetra Blocks, a game inspired by the old classic, on Plays.org!
The overall aim of the game is quite simple; you have to turn the pieces and drop them, so they create solid lines. The more lines you make, the more points you earn. At first, the game starts off slow, but as you advance through the levels, the blocks start to fall at speed, so you have to act quickly to place them in the correct spot. I use the arrow keys on my laptop to move and flip the blocks. However, you can just use your fingers if you’re playing on a touch-screen devise.
On the right-hand side of the screen, you can see what block is coming up next. I’d advise you to keep an eye on this, so you can act strategically place your blocks.
This game takes me right back to my childhood and I’d recommend it to anybody that used to play Tetris as a kid.
There are lots of different games available on Plays.org. Personally, I like to play games within the Arcade Classics, Simulation, Solitaire and Pinball sections and I particularly enjoy playing Snakes and Ladders. You can play this on your own (against the computer), or with friends (up to four players can play at any one time, but you’ll need to be sat together by the computer).
You roll the dice to move and try to land on ladders to advance through game. The aim, just like in the classic board game, is to avoid the squares that have snakes, as they set you back. To win the game, you have to get to the 100th block first.
If you’re a fan of computer games, then you should definitely explore the games available on Plays.org. There’s so much choice and it’s completely free of charge. Not only could you discover a new game that you love, but you could end up taking a nostalgic trip through your gaming childhood.
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