Flash games are widely popular these days, because most of them can be played online-meaning you can play when you’re at home, while surfing the net, taking a break from work, or even at the airport while waiting to catch your flight. Y8 is a free flash game site for the young and old.
The categories of the games available for playing are separated into different categories ranging from action, adventure, driving, educational, guessing games and puzzles, to even the older games like Tetris. Upon visiting their homepage, users can already browse the games to be played which are arranged by the “Latest Games,” “Latest Top-Rated Games,” and the best games within the week or month. There is also a “Search” option where the users may look for a particular game. The site also loads the games quickly because their servers are not overloaded. There is also no required sign up, so you won’t have to log in for you to be able to play a game.
Once you’ve chosen which game to play from over a thousand others, the page will redirect you to the game you picked. The game loads impressively fast, including options to play the game in full screen mode, complete with sounds too. Users can also vote for the game and leave a high rating if they liked it, and also has a chance to share the game in other sites by the free embedding options. The site offers free copying of codes and posting it to your blog, for others to try the game too.
Another interesting section of Y8 is the “Old Games Index,” found on the bottom of the home page, which can serve as a shortcut to the old games like Battleship, Jewels, etc. complete with screenshots and links to the game itself. If you wish to add another game to the database, there is also an E-mail form available which is directed to the webmaster’s inbox.
Aside from the awesome games, there are also fun animations that visitors can watch and download. The animations include the size of the animation, as well as the numbers of views for the animation. Like the Flash games, these videos can also be rated and the codes can be embedded in your own site too. The downloaded files are in Flash version and have the file extension .swf. The categories for these animations also range from the most popular titles like: funny, ghost, girl, and other fiction videos to the weird ones like water, zombies, and turtles. There are also song videos available, but these are not music videos, rather animation videos that have the different songs as backgrounds. They are all equally entertaining to watch. The Animations sections are also sorted into different sections like “Most Played,” and “Most Rated.”
Parents will only have to keep an eye on their children because some of the games may not be appropriate for the younger kids (i.e. games which may suggest violence)
Y8 is a kid-friendly Web site, overall, because the site does not feature videos or games that have explicit content. Parents will only have to keep an eye on their children because some of the games may not be appropriate for the younger kids (i.e. games which may suggest violence).
Link | Y8.com