This page lists the newest arcade games for children and Big Kids to be added recently to the Learn4Good Games Area. We hope you share and enjoy these fun easy-to-play and more challenging arcade games with your family and friends.
Based on the classic Snake arcade video game that originated in the 1970s and became a cell phone phenomenon in the late 1990s, Snaky is a fun, addicting, and fast-paced, reaction skills-based arcade game where you control a peckish 2D reptile that slinks around a rectangular game grid in search of yummy worms to eat! This simple idea yet very tricky dexterity challenge centers around your hand / eye coordination, dexterity and reflexes.
The catch is that Snaky (you) cannot touch the outer walls of the grid, and must also not come into contact with your own tail – This becomes increasingly difficult as your snake grows in length with each healthy, wormy meal! So some good strategy is required as you figure out the best way to position Snaky for feeding once its tail becomes particularly long. Have you got the nimble skills to score big, and sssssslither your way into the record books?
Are you ready for a really hectic skill-based game to play all day? Duck or Jump is a Flappy Bird Flash-style game, and just as difficult and addicting in our view. It might just have you simultaneously laughing, crying, and jumping around the room in great frustration or in utter glee!
The simple 2-key controls belie the awesome challenge this extremely tricky 8-bit arcade game presents to even the most astute gamers who really fancy their reaction speed and timing skills. Duck or Jump makes you do just that, over and over! Here, you must dodge fixed green pipe obstacles on an endless, speedy dash across the side-scrolling game zone! You play the role of an acrobatic daredevil runner, and need super-quick reactions and keyboard tapping in order to survive for as long as possible on a madcap, endless sprint. Even the minutest error in your timing results in a run-ending crash!
Challenge your friends, family and work associates to see how long they can survive in this awesome test of patience, persistence and endurance! Note that this is one hard game to shake off once you start, so ensure to have plenty of free time at your fingertips before you press A!
Tetris is undoubtedly the mother and father of block puzzles! Block Tetris is a fun classic, LEGO-style, falling blocks puzzle game for kids, teens and nostalgic grownups, where you have to arrange descending shapes into solid horizontal lines with as few spaces as possible. The ultimate aim of the game is to not let the block tower reach the top of the game screen! You play the role of the master block manipulator, and have to quickly re-arrange each block before slotting it into place in your desired location within your complex tower construction.
This legendary skill-based, construction puzzle game is a very good exercise of the spatial awareness and virtual engineering skills of gamers, young and old. As well as exhibiting good observation skills by eliminating important gaps in your tower, you also really need to be on top of your "quick reactions". The descending shapes increase in speed as you progress, so there’s little room for pondering. Ultra fast strategic planning is also important as you can use the ‘upcoming blocks’ display to dictate your subsequent actions. This really is classic arcade game play in its purest form! Now, let’s see if you’ve got the quick fingers and sharp reactions to master this iconic challenge!
Yes, the game name is a give-away! Crazy Running is just that – a completely wacky and intense street running arcade game where you have to guide an amazingly-courageous and equally-crazy runner through an awesome obstacle course filled with some of the most eccentric hindrances imaginable. Competing against two computer-controlled opponents, you must expertly dodge and weave around and over manholes, oil spills, work barriers (hurdles), railroad level crossings, oncoming cars, trucks, and (bizarrely) Super Mario! There are no points systems, follow-up races, or extra lives – this is simply a mad once-off dash to the Finish Line! Good observation skills, sharp reactions, a sense for adventure, and great determination are all essential player attributes required here! Are you ready for one of the most eccentric street races of your life?
Mouse-clicking skill game enthusiasts - Defend your precious circle from the terrible squares! Ellipsis is a refreshingly straight-forward yet tricky "survive for as long as possible" arcade shooting game (set in a retro space-like atmosphere) where you simply have to protect a defenseless orb (circle) from incoming attacks by square-shaped enemies. Armed with just your computer mouse, you have to fend off wave-after-wave of invading squares by eliminating them with simple clicks. Really quick reflexes and masterful mouse movement is the order of the day as you desperately try to clear the game screen of the square-headed bad guys. More experienced gamers should likely enjoy the humble 2D retro graphics and cool, old-school gameplay, which make Ellipsis a tasty throwback to 1980’s arcade games while still retaining a difficulty level that could challenge the younger, ‘gung-ho’ gamer. Go defense!
A fun, challenging arcade game for kids, teens and grownups that requires very steady key control and super-quick reactions! Gyroball is an extremely tricky online "ball control" maze game where you have to guide a constantly oscillating, momentum-based ball through a series of undulating 3D mazes. This may well be one of the most addicting arcade games you are likely to have played for a while! Set in a futuristic, ‘Tron-like’ game grid environment, you must navigate through each chess board-style maze with the utmost care and skill. If ever there was a game designed to thoroughly examine your light touch, deftness, dexterity and reaction speed all in one, this is it! Unless you are a complete game whizz-kid or a space-age robot, prepare to be tested to the absolute max!
HADOUKEN! SONIC BOOM! SPINNING BIRD KICK! Street Fighter is back with a bang! Clench your fists, perfect your fighting stance, and get ready to re-immerse yourself in the franchise that put beat ‘em up games on the map! Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition is a cool retro arcade fighting game based on the original SEGA classic where you have to brawl your way around the globe, going toe-to-toe against all manner of colorful martial arts / traditional fighting characters. In a series of competitive best-of-three round battles, you have to punch, kick, chop, drop, and slam your way through your opponent in a bitter street clash to crown the world’s Champion fighter.
This intense 8-bit competitive street fighting activity is mirrored on the classic 1992 game of the same name, widely regarded as one of the definitive beat ‘em up games of its generation. Nostalgic gamers can delight in getting down to some authentic hand-to-hand combat with their favorite characters – Blanka, Ryu, Ken, Guile, Chun LI, E.Honda, and more! Street Fighter newbies might be wondering what all the fuss is about (the graphics are minimal compared to modern flash games), but just ask your parents or older siblings to show you their favorite special moves – you might be surprised at just how good they are! Are you ready to feel the arcade gaming vibe of the 80s & 90s in the 21st century? And, have you got the stamina to make it through the toughest of tests of your virtual martial arts ability? OK then, get ready to rumble!
1980s nostalgia game time! H.A.W.X. 2 is an intense 8-bit arcade plane shooting game where you have to pass a series of action-packed fighter pilot missions. Inspired by the legendary Tom Clancy’s Xbox game of similar name, here you have to dodge and weave your way through scrolling battle zones filled with enemy jets, bomber planes, anti-aircraft guns, and more airborne mayhem than you could bargain for! Your goal is to protect allied land against invading enemy forces.
H.A.W.X. stands for High Altitude Warfare: eXperimental Squadron, and you are one of the few elite arcade pilots that has been called up to join this uniquely-skilled air force unit. Your fighter jet is jam-packed with more than enough firepower - you simply have to maneuver this bird in the right direction! Quick reactions, and the uncanny ability to dodge and weave your way through constant enemy fire are essential attributes required in this non-stop battle challenge. Smart decision making skills are also imperative as you carefully plan your way through certain missions. Going "gung-ho" might not always be the best play; First survey the scene, weigh up your options, and strike with all your might! Don’t be afraid either to try out some spectacular flying tricks. As well as feeling absolutely awesome, you might just fool some of the enemy pilots. Ok Captain, we simply cannot wait to see some of those trademark Maverick moves!
Sonic the Hedgehog - the undisputed speed-king of platform games – is back with a bang in Sonic Xtreme 2, a challenging and action-packed, 8-bit style arcade game that is delightfully reminiscent of the legendary Sonic titles of the 1990s. As ever, Sonic has to zoom through a series of tricky levels filled with troublesome baddies and natural obstacles. You have to guide Sonic through each mission using his unique and familiar brand of supersonic speed running, acrobatic jumping, and balled-up attack moves. All of the classic elements of a good Sonic game are here; collectible power rings, dangerous spikes, treacherous ravines, a wacky soundtrack, and, of course, the cunning criminal mastermind Dr. Robotnik!
This fast and furious platform action game requires the nippy keyboard tapping skills of a true online gaming champion, the patience and determination of a lion, and the focus and concentration of a true prodigy. Younger gamers can enjoy the ‘simple’ yet surprisingly-tricky gameplay, while older, more nostalgic players can revel in the classic-style 8-bit graphics and retro environment. It’s time to defeat Dr. Robotnik’s minions and restore peace to the land – Sonic style!
Brace yourself for a BOOM BOOM Battle Royale as the explosive Bombit series returns for more fiery bomb-based action! Bombit 2 is a suspense-filled, Bomberman / Pacman-style arcade game where you have to dash around a cluttered maze trying to defeat your opponents by stealthily planting bombs in their path. Designed as a 1 or 2-Player game adventure, you play the role of an armed robot bombardier, and must carefully plot your way around each level by cunningly planting a series of explosives. Your goal is to catch your rivals off-guard by engulfing them in the ensuing bomb blast! However, you need to be on your toes in order to avoid their attacks, or any unintentional ‘friendly fire’ from your own explosives. Only the last robot standing will be crowned victorious! Now, have you got the necessary skills to earn the coveted title of Bombit Champion, or will your explosive adventure end as a complete Blow-Out?
Sometimes the simplest online games can be the most rewarding and addicting! You don’t always need a layered plot and HD realism to become engrossed in an online game – and here’s the proof! Squeez is a classic 80s-style raster graphics arcade game where you control a squeezable moving ball that you can make smaller on command using your computer mouse. You have to carefully guide this ‘Squeez Ball’ on a dangerous fast-moving journey through a narrow cavern which contains small gaps in its walls. By tactfully reducing the size of your Squeez Ball, you have to try to survive for as long as possible. The catch is that the speed of your passage increases as you progress while the wall openings get smaller and smaller!
This fun and original action game is wonderfully reminiscent of iconic 1980s arcade games such as Space Invaders, Time Pilot, Asteroids, and other flight-based titles. It proves a surprisingly tricky test of your concentration and observation skills, quick reactions, and use of your mouse. Enjoy this awesome trip back in time!
Bombit is a fun, action-packed Pacman-style arcade game where you have to race around a maze-style arena trying to eliminate your robot competitors by planting a steady supply of small-but-deadly bombs; You must strategically place your explosives, run for cover, and hope to catch your computer-controlled enemies in the blast radius. You play the role of a heavily-armed robot bomber, and have to dominate the large Pacman-esque grid using a strong combination of smart bomb placing strategy, and good defensive movement. It’s an absolute Bombing Battle Royale out there, and only the last robot standing will emerge victorious!
Quick reactions in a changing game environment and fast keyboard tapping skills are very important here. This quirky online skill game features a cool multiplayer mode where you and a friend can either team up to take on the computer, or pit your wits against each other! Experienced devotees of classic arcade games such as Bomberman and Pacman should be familiar with the distinctive grid-based gameplay, while new younger players can simply flex their fingers and enjoy the explosive action! But have you got the essential skills to become a true Bombit champ? Or will you just bomb out of contention?..
Snow Ball is a fun, festively-themed online breakout game for young children, teens and nostalgic grownups where you have to help Santa Claus retrieve gifts to put back on his sleigh (sled) by eliminating them from the game screen using a bouncing ball. Breakout games were immensely popular in the 1970’s and 80’s, and feature a paddle at the bottom of the game screen (here Santa himself and his wooden piece of sleigh are the paddle). Your goal is to help Santa to eliminate rows of bricks (Holiday Season gifts) in the top area of the game screen with a bouncing ball. But, Santa has to contend with exploding gifts, super-fast balls, and a whole load of tricky ball rebounding action!
This entertaining skill-based arcade game is delightfully reminiscent of iconic breakout games such as Atari Breakout! Quick reactions, good observation skills and mouse control are all extremely important in Snow Ball. The ability to predict the probable path of the bouncing ball is key. Ok Santa, it’s time for some fancy breakout moves!
3D Worm is a fast reactions game based on the legendary arcade and mobile device game ‘Snake’ (which became a worldwide phenomenon after it appeared as the flagship game on new age cell phones in the 1990’s). Here in 3D Worm, you control a very hungry little worm that constantly slinks around a rectangular 3D grid in search of delicious red and green apples. Your goal is to consume as many apples as possible without colliding with the grid’s outer wall, or without coming to contact with your worm’s tail. Each time your worm gobbles up a piece of fruit, it grows longer (making the game increasingly difficult as you progress).
This straight-forward and addicting fun action game could be a good fit for younger gamers who enjoy a simple, keyboard-tapping challenge. The game requires quick reactions, fast fingers, keen observation skills, good concentration, and the ability to respond to an ever-changing environment. Now, have you got the dexterous skill-set to ‘worm’ your way into the record books with an amazing high score? Happy apple munching!
Metroid Elements is an old-school raster graphics-style platform game based on the classic Nintendo action adventure series ‘Metroid’, and nostalgic fans of 1980s arcade classics should really appreciate the modest 2D graphics and fast gameplay on show. You play the role of legendary intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran, and have to forcefully deal with all kinds of slimy and dangerous space creatures throughout an inter-connected 2D side-scrolling universe. Similar in style to the original version of Metroid, you are tasked with exploring the vast caverns in a pyramid on the planet W.A.D.3., blasting any enemies that stand in your way along a challenging quest to eliminate any lasting Metroid threat.
This addicting online shoot ‘em up game combines the classic elements of iconic platformers, space-alien shooting games, and good old fashioned, arcade-style adventures. Once you get used to the sensitive controls, you need to exhibit a deft touch on the keyboard in order to travel deep into this labyrinth (some accuracy in your shooting is also very welcome). Happy bounty hunting!
Fans of classic arcade games take note; it’s time to get hooked on an awesome circular version of the iconic 1980’s game ‘Breakout’! Circle Break is a surprisingly addicting online skill game based on the legendary arcade title where you use defensive ‘pong-style’ paddles to block a ball from escaping the game screen. However, unlike the original Breakout game where everything was square-shaped and your ricocheting ball had to eliminate rectangular blocks; in this version, everything is circular! This includes the shape of the playing area, the contours of your paddles, and the ever-changing spheres that your ball attempts to destroy. The catch here is that your ball can escape from anywhere on the 360 degree grid, so you’d better have your fast fingers ready to rock!
This challenging and enjoyable arcade game could be a good fit for nostalgic players who enjoy testing themselves against cool ‘re-boots’ of their favorite old childhood arcade games, while younger gamers should enjoy the fast-paced, ball-rebounding action. Quick reactions, keen observation skills, and sharp keyboard tapping action are all vitally important as you try to conquer 13 grueling levels featuring all kinds of changing circular blocks, awesome power-ups, and defensive maneuvers. You can even try out a cool 2-player feature where you and a friend work together to block the ball from escaping! Are you one of the ‘Arcade Elite’ gamers who can adapt to any style? Or will Circle Break ‘break’ down your proud defenses? Happy blocking!
Sushi Cat is a fun and eccentric puzzle and skill game where you have to drop a bouncy, fish-loving cat into an obstacle-filled playing field where he has to collect 30 yummy pieces of sushi in each level. Sushi Cat is based on the classic ‘Plinko’ game-show activity where players try to get an object into a bin at the bottom of a pinball-style grid featuring a host of moving pegs and obstacles. In Sushi Cat, Whiskers the friendly blue feline wants to bulk up as much as possible in order to impress a pretty pink cat – so he’s set his sights on munching as many tasty fish dishes as possible (sushi is a traditional Japanese rice dish usually prepared with raw fish – a scrumptious delicacy for a cat!).
This fun and unusual arcade game actually relies a lot on luck (and the effects of gravity) as you cannot affect the movement of your hungry cat once he has been released into the playing field. However, good judgment and instinctive timing definitely come into play as you have to carefully choose the correct place and optimum time to release this hungry cat. Watching a kitty bouncing around a playing area, and gobbling up fish has never been so entertaining! Happy sushi collecting!
Are you nostalgic for classic arcade-style games? Eagerly searching for a simple online challenge with retro graphics and a cool 1980’s motif? Well, look no further than Distopix - a straight-forward yet addicting ‘falling block’ skill game with a twist! While there is a constant stream of differently-shaped blocks that you have to dodge and weave around, you also have to contend with a frequently changing game screen that morphs from large to small, from vertical to horizontal-shaped, and flips from side to side at regular intervals.
This fun and original 1-player arcade activity for all ages requires good concentration skills and quick reactions as you try to keep cool under the added pressure of the constantly shifting game grid. It should prove a hit with any fans of good-old block moving activities online such as the original ‘Pong’ and ‘Breakout’ games. How long can you avoid the falling blocks?
If you’re a big fan of RPG arcade games, we bet that you’ve played as some pretty wacky and unexpected heroes in your time - Italian plumbers, hedgehogs, apes, aliens and more. However, it’s safe to say you’ve never experienced a game where the main character is a "turnip"! Action Turnip in a fun and eccentric platform running, jumping and shooting game where you play the role of a brave little vegetable who has to run as far as possible through a post-apocalyptic landscape, leaping from ledge to ledge (and knocking airborne baddies out of the sky in one play mode). Your simple goal to survive and cover as much distance in meters as you can!
In real life, turnips are a good source of calcium and protein, but in this all-action virtual world – your superhero turnip is the source of gravity-defying jumps, amazing agility, and rapid-fire explosive powers! Quick reflexes and sharp reactions are really important here as the side-scrolling landscape repeatedly throws up increasingly-difficult jumps and more bad guys flying around menacingly. Being a vegetable has never been so challenging!
World Cup Breakout 2010 is a fun online arcade game where you have to advance through a series of soccer-based breakout challenges! Breakout games are an iconic type of 1970’s and 80’s classic games where the player has a paddle at the bottom of the game screen, and has to eliminate rows of bricks in the top half of the game screen with a bouncing ball! In World Cup Breakout, the bricks to be eliminated are in the form of opposition soccer players, and you have to blast them off the game screen with your own soccer player paddle and rebounding soccer ball. Loosely based around soccer football’s World Cup, you have to choose a country, and try to negotiate 4 rounds of 6 challenging levels.
This unusual and eccentric sports / arcade game mash-up requires sharp reactions and good observation skills as you have to keep an eye on the increasingly fast-moving ball and move your paddle to deflect it accordingly. Earn cool power ups in each level to increase your chances of progression to the World Cup Final! You can choose from the heavyweights of the soccer world, for example, Spain, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, and Italy – but at the end of the day, it all boils down to your mouse control skills and quick reflexes! Ok Soccer Superstar, remember to keep your eye on the ball! Happy brick breaking!