Have you ever wondered why most of your favorite games on Facebook require you to download the latest flash plug-in before you can play them? Well this is because games on Facebook are the perfect examples of flash arcade games. There are many types of arcade games that you can play online to include funny flash games. Both kids and adults enjoy playing funny games rather than sports or strategy games.
Flash games are games developed using the Adobe Macromedia Flash Platform. Adobe flash is a multimedia platform for adding fluid animation and interactivity to web pages. Flash can manipulate vector and raster graphics and support bidirectional video and audio streams. It requires a dedicated flash plug-in installed on the internet browser or a standalone flash player to play these flash arcade games.
Games you can play
Depending on the types of arcade games, system requirements vary. However, the basic requirement for all flash games is to install the latest Adobe Flash plug-in for your internet browser. You can find and download the flash installer on Adobe website.
A decent computer system with at least a 1.2 GHz of processing power, 512 mb of RAM, a stable operating system and an internet connection will be able to play most simple arcade games online. However, some flash arcade games are power hungry since there are so many graphics and audio files needed to load simultaneously. The recommended system requirements to play these power hungry games is a PC with at least 2 GHz of processor, 1gb of RAM, Windows Operating System, a decent video card, and a fast DSL internet connection. Any computer system with specification lower than this will surely show a drop in performance and cause slowdowns and lags, which are very annoying when gaming.
Facebook Flash Arcade Games
The online social site Facebook became popular because of its online gaming features. Most Facebook games are flash games and played through your internet browser.
The game Farmville developed by Zynga is one of the most played games on Facebook. It runs using adobe flash and is very popular among Facebook users. It is a farming game, which features multiplayer cooperation and collectible items, which decorates your farm.
Another popular flash game is the Pet Society from Playfish, which features colorful, cute virtual pets that you can dress and play with. It also features collectible items sold on the in-game item shops and used to decorate your pet's house. It involves player interaction and you can visit your friend's pet house to play with.
Last but definitely not the least, is Cafe World from Zynga. This flash game enables the player to create his or her own restaurant. The player cooks different recipes and serves them to his or her friends. The game's main goal is to thrive and level up in order to achieve the most beautiful and successful restaurant among the players' friends.
Compared to actual PC games, flash arcade games require less system requirements and have very forgiving learning curve. These games are perfect for people who are just killing time and want to play simple games.