Lauren Omond from TeePee Games brings us her roundup of all things games - new discoveries, gossip and more!
New discovery - Facebook game: Wheel of Fortune
America's number one TV game show has hit Facebook in 'The Official Wheel of Fortune Game' - created by the Game Show Network (GSN). For those of you who are too young to remember or are just unfamiliar with it, Wheel of Fortune was an American game show which aired for 16 years until 1991. The premise was simple: spin a big wheel, guess Hangman style word puzzles and win awesome prizes if you were correct.
The Facebook game closely resembles the original show but also has a host of additional social features for the new generation of ‘Wheel Watchers’. The game is separated into episodes, consisting of a main round which can be played on your own and a bonus round where you can ask friends for help.
Like other Facebook games you can send friends gifts, invite them to be neighbours, help them out with puzzles or ask them for assistance and see where you rank on leaderboards.
You don’t get any virtual items for winning a game, which is a real shame as it would have been nice to have something to acknowledge your achievements, but you are rewarded with ‘Wheel Bucks’. They can be used to buy a number of bonus items for the game such as ‘Letter Reveal’, ‘Timer Pause’ and ‘Double Bucks’.
Each player gets three free episodes to play each day, with additional ones available for purchase with Wheel Gold, which in turn can be bought with real money. Wheel Gold will also allow you obtain a number of special bonuses that can’t be purchased with Wheel Bucks.
Lauren Omond’s verdict: Give it a whirl! If you’re a fan of the original TV show or have a soft spot for Hangman then you’ll love this game.
New discovery - Facebook game: Pocket God
Pocket God is a popular god game franchise which first launched for the iPhone and iPod Touch in 2009, and later for Facebook in 2010. In Pocket God you play an all-powerful deity who oversees a small island and its adorable inhabitants, the pygmies.
There are no specific objectives in Pocket God which is both a positive and a negative thing - on the one hand the open world is great and there are lots of things to do, but on the other you don’t always feel like you’re achieving anything. The game does receive regular content updates so you’re never short on stuff to do and things to explore and try out.
The controls are fairly easy to master, with different elements of the game being determined with a simple tap, drag or swipe of the finger.
Want a bid of bad weather or some sharks in the sea? Flick the on-screen switch. If you can’t work out the controls for yourself there’s an amazing tutorial mode on hand that shows you everything you can do in the game and how to go about doing it.
Unlike other god games there aren’t really any options to be a nice god, with most acts leading to the eventual demise of the pygmies. Since becoming an all powerful being I’ve frozen my Pygmy people by moving the sun away from the earth, fried an inhabitant with a lightning bolt and thrown one of them into a lava filled volcano.
These acts sound pretty horrendous but they’re all presented in a light-hearted cartoony way, which actually make them quite fun and entertaining to watch.
Lauren Omnipotent Omond’s verdict: Oh my god! Pocket God is loads of fun so you better go play it before I smite you with my almighty powers.
Please Note: no pygmies were harmed in the making or playing of this game
- TeePee Games Charts
The most popular Facebook games to be played via the www.teepeegames.com portal and TeePee Games Facebook application this week are:
1) Car Town
2) Monopoly Millionaires
3) Bingo Island
4) MMA Pro Fighter
5) Click & Clear
6) Dino Balls
7) The Sims Social
8) Jungle Jewels
9) Zombie Lane
10) Gun Bros