Just what are Miniclip games?
These games are browser based meaning you can play them within your browser of choice - so there is no need for downloading executable files and going through a process of installation.
If you like quick-playing games that are easy to get into and focus on simple yet addictive gameplay then you can't go far wrong with Miniclip games.
On the flip side if you like a game that you can come back to again and again that features a virtual world, then you may just be surprised. It is all in there: sports games, 3D driving simulations, MMORPGs, arcade games and more...
If you want to find out more then please read on.
Winter Games - Ski Jump
Game Players and Player Options in Miniclip Games
Anyone who signs up for miniclip games can create their own player profile page. The information can include their name, their favourite games, statistics (such as scores), gaming awards, news feeds and any online 'friends'.
- Awards and Achievements: Awards are earned by achieving objectives in 'award enabled' games. Once awards are gathered by a player they are displayed in a players league and are then displayed on a player's profile page.
- Friends: Friends can be invited to the games and can be included in a custom friends game league. This is a great feature.
- Game Leagues: Players can set up their own custom leagues with any chosen friends and compete for awards and rankings across various different games.
- Challenges: Players can throw dow a challenge to other players in their leagues or even challenge other registered online players in various games.
- Leader boards: There are worldwide daily, weekly and monthly leader boards which are displayed online. Being top of the leaderboard is highly saught after!
- Game Ranking Bar system: Players are ranked with a special color coded bar system that is included within the players profile.
- Games News Feed: Players have a news feed on their profile page which details the winning or losing of challenges, who has been invited as a friend, any miniclip announcements and so on.
- Game Avatars: Avatars can be customized to include a myriad of styles. The avatars have their own spaces that can be customised with objects and accessories to make them more personal to the player. Avatars can also carry player statistics such as scores, awards and so on.
Bend it like Beckham eh?
4X4 Miniclip Driving
Popular Miniclip Games
Of course there are hundreds of games to choose from - but there are some titles that remain popular to this day.
Some of the favourites include:
Disney Club Penguin - players tootle around a snow-covered environment interacting with other players and taking part in various puzzle games and challenges.
RuneScape - MMORPG title that continues to be popular since 2004.
Dofus - MMORPG flash based program. Is hugely popular in France and has attracted in the region of ten million players.
Spineworld - (Migo World) available for a seven day trial. Further play requires registration.
Before you begin with Miniclip Games...
With the games being browser based it is important to have the latest version of Flash installed on your machine.
Try the games first and if they work then great - otherwise one simple download will get you on the right track.
Versions of flash player are usually free from Adobe - and can be found here.
Remember - pretty much every gaming genre is covered from platform games, beat em ups, sporting simulations and arcade classics.
You will now be ready to immerse yourself in the world of miniclip gaming! :-)
Playing Baseball At Miniclip Games
The online gaming world
The world of games online has really taken off over the last few years. We have come a long way since the likes of ZX Spectrum Games and Amiga Games (have a look at computer history to find out more about these machines) were all the rage!
Versions of these classics are available to play in your browser and of course more advanced games are also there.
Who knows how gaming will be thirty years from now?
Arcade classic Ping Pong has been updated at Miniclip Games
Useful Gaming Links
- Acorn Archimedes
What a machine from Acorn!
- Acorn Atom
The Atom was the ancestor to the BBC series of computers manufactured by Acorn
- Acorn Electron
Not quite a BEEB... but not bad!
- Amiga CD 32
The Amiga CD32 was released eighteen years ago (gulp!)
- Amiga Games
One of my flagship blogs
- Amstrad CPC 464
During the 1980s entrepeneur Alan Sugar made a foray into the home computer market
Asteroids Arcade Game from Atari in 1979
- Astro Blaster
Astro Blaster was a table top arcade game released by Hales
- Astro Wars
Astro Wars was an electronic arcade game
- Atari 600 XL
- Atari 2600
The classic home gaming system
- Atari 5200
An upgrade on the 2600
- Atari Falcon
- Atari ST
The Atari ST was a 16-bit home computer that was commercially available from 1985 through to the early 1990s
- Awesome Graphics
Some awesome graphics were created on many retro computers
- AY Music
During the 1980s a lot of the 8-Bit micros available used the AY3-8912 sound chip
Bagman was an arcade game released in 1982 by the lesser known Valadon Automation
- Battlezone Arcade Game
Battlezone was an arcade game by Atari in 1980
- BBC Micro
There were some GREAT games on the BEEB
- Best PC Games
PC Gaming - get the best in online games for free
- Car Games
Car Games. This page features some classic driving and racing games from the golden age of the video arcade
Chronos: A tapestry of time was a budget game for the ZX Spectrum by Mastertronic
- Commodore 16
The Commodore 16 was an 8-bit micro
- Commodore 64
A fine 8-bit gaming platform
- Commodore 65
A prototype machine from CBM
- Commodore 128
The last of Commodore's 8-bit machines
- Commodore Amiga
We love the Commodore Amiga!!
- Computer History
A fine, fine collection of many, many vintage machines
- Crash Magazine
Crash magazine was one of the most popular monthly magazines
- Currah Microspeech
Hooray for Currah!
- Dark Star
Dark Star was released for the ZX Spectrum by Design Design software in 1984
Frogger is an arcade game that was converted many computers. A true classic
- Funny Games
Games that make us chuckle
- Games Online
Games Online - one of the phenomenons of the modern internet
- GB Online Games
A real gateway for gamers!
- Ground Zero
A cold war text based aventure game
- Missile Command Games
Missile Command (along with Space Invaders, Pac Man, and Asteroids) must be one of the most well know arcade games ever
- Ocean Software
Ocean Software was one of the biggest developers of arcade games within Europe during the 1980s and 1990s
- Oric 1
The Oric 1 was a British computer
- Oric Atmos
So was the Atmos
Have a go at Pacman
- Retro Arcade Games
Classics that ate your coins
- SAM Coupe
A superb machine from MGT
- Scramble games
Scramble must be one of the most famous arcade shoot em ups ever
- Sinclair Interface 2
The ZX Interface 2 was a hardware peripheral
- Space Harrier
Welcome to the fantasy zone!
- Space Invaders
Space Invaders, an all time classic
- Spectrum Emulator
Play those Speccy classics!
- Spectrum Games
One of my flagship blogs
- Star Wars Computer Games
A presence I've not felt since...
The classic puzzler
- Tomy Sky Attack
3D in a Tron stylee!
Try playing one of these!
- VIC 20
The friendly computer
The Sinclair ZX80 was a home computer
The Sinclair ZX81 was an 8-bit micro
- ZX Spectrum Coders
There were many fine coders who worked on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum
- ZX Spectrum Game Characters
Most of us old school gamers will have fond memories of many games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum
- ZZap 64 Magazine
ZZap 64 magazine was one of the most popular monthly magazines available
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