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Miniclip Games

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Martin has been a software developer for many years. This is mixed with a passion for retro machines and game,

Miniclip Games

Just what are Miniclip games?

Well, if you are into games online or enjoy funny games then miniclip games might well be just for you.

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.

Miniclip Games

Miniclip Games cover a variety of genres
Miniclip Games cover a variety of genres

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!

When you consider the amusement arcade phenomenon took off with the likes of Pac Man, Space Invaders, Frogger and Asteroids which ate our loose change the online world can be something special.

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

Any fans of online gaming?

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      Martin Allan 6 years ago from Sunny Scotland

      Hi Angie - thanks for the nice comment. Glad you enjoyed it :-)

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      angiemcormack 6 years ago from London

      cool hub thank you for the comprehensive and detailed information.

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      Miniclip Arcade 6 years ago

      Thank god, i am a human

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      Miniclip Arcade 6 years ago

      Really, fantastic.

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      Crewman6 7 years ago

      Good overview; and I love that you mentioned Amiga. I always felt Commodore deeply mishandled what started out as the best computer in the world. I'm going to visit your blog now.