iPad (and other non-Flash tablet) Friendly Browser Games
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Let's face it, there are tonnes of browser games out there. Many of these run in Flash, which as any iPad user will know, does not work without downloading different internet browsers (and even then support is sketchy). However there are some browser games out there that do not use Flash and work quite nicely on the iPad.

In this Geeklist I aim to list any browser games I find that:
1. Are able to be played well on a non-flash enabled tablet
2. Do not require the download of any additional apps
3. Are actually good!

Feel free to add any of your own to the list!
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1. Video Game: Cube Slam [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Remember Shufflepuck Cafe? No? Well it's actually a fairly obscure Amiga game that my wife used to play in her childhood. In a nutshell, it's pretty much air hockey. This version is pretty nice, and gives us lots of different power-ups such as bat size down, mist over the board obscuring your view, and warps that change the direction of travel of the puck. Your opponent is nicely animated and the whole experience is quite good. Worth a bash if you're a fan of air hockey in real life or pong/breakout-type videogames.

https://www.cubeslam.com/icxqio
 
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2. Video Game: Gridland [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:5755]
Video Game: Gridland
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A match-3 game, similar to Bejeweled. However the game has you matching and collecting resources (wood, stone, crops). A little stick figure walks around of top of the puzzle grid, and when you collect resources, they go into his storage hut. These allow your man to build new buildings. As time passes, the sun travels along the top of the game area. When this reaches the end you transfer to 'night', where zombies and all kinds of evil creatures come to attack the stick figure. Your resource icons change to swords and shields, which give your stick figure attack and defense stats. The game feels frantic and provides quite a different feel to your standard match-3 game.

http://gridland.doublespeakgames.com/
 
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3. Video Game: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2632]
Video Game: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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The 30th Anniversary Edition of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - it's still just a text adventure but it's smooth and slick, and still retains all the original weird zany humour of the franchise. And as a bonus of course it works prefectly on the iPad!

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/g38lb8zppy
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4. Video Game: Pirates Love Daisies [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This one is a tower defense game that sees you placing pirate units to protect your treasure... a patch of daisies!?

It plays fairly well, looks quite nice and can be controlled entirely by tapping the iPad screen (despite the instructions referring to keyboard shortcuts).

Unfortunately the game does take some time to load. I didn't think it was going to work at all but after 5 minutes it kicked in. The only other issue is that the game-area doesn't fit perfectly on Safari's screen, meaning you have to do a very small amount of scrolling to scroll between how much money you have and upgrading and placing units. You can however see the entire map all at once, so it's more of a niggle than an actual issue.

http://www.pirateslovedaisies.com
 
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