Facebook Game – Tennis Mania Review

Tennis is one of the sports which is worth playing either in real life or in a virtual one. In Tennis Mania, players will be thrown in with a ghost player (Real player skills being recorded by the server and then loaded as if you are playing with a real player) into a one to one match.

The game is straight forward and follows the rules of tennis, there will be fault and scoring accounted on where the ball lands. All player has to do is to ensure that the ball they hit landed on the other side of the court and hopefully do not get a fault.

The game play is rather easy as there are only 3 keys in use. The keys are consisting of the left and right arrow keys and the space bar. Running around the screen and getting a better position is rather useless in this game as I found that the AI can perform super accurate counter shot even you shoot it to the other side of the court. Furthermore, players will keep missing the tennis ball as it fly pass way over to the other side of the court. The game is rather one sided, it is very hard for me to score even one shot at times.

Graphic
Very plain and nothing much can be said about the graphic part.

Sound
No music, only sound of ball getting hit and bounce. This is rather disappointing.

Conclusion
I would really like to play tennis in Facebook, but Tennis Mania is not one of them. Aside from the game play not being balance, I also find that the application loves to publish your status of your wall and flood your friends’ Facebook walls as well. Avoid this game at all cause unless you really love tennis.

Rating to this game is a 1 out of 5.

3 Types of Car Parking Games

With the gaming industry evolving at alarming rates, games are piped on a daily basis in the market. But most of them will cost you a lot of money to buy and on top of that, they can even make you feel frustrated sometimes. We all know how it feels when you reach a certain point in the game and you can’t get over it.

Games that involve cars you will need to park can be very fun and addictive to engage in. What’s best about such games is that you won’t have anything to be worried about like you do in real life, so hitting a car won’t be such a big deal (depending on the type of game you are playing). And yet, your gender won’t matter as anyone can play it and have tons of fun regardless of it.

Games you can play

Park Master 2 is a game in which you will be given a car and you will need to have it parked before the given time runs out. There will be another car that you will have to compete against and if you park your car before your “opponent” you will win the level. Also, you must pay attention to the nearby surroundings for if you hit your car against the palm trees, you will lose the game. In the first level there is also a human and you must be careful and avoid hitting him, as well. The car can be easily controlled featuring a close to real life driving experience.

Quick Park is yet another game that will feature a timeframe you will have to abide to. There are 80 seconds you are provided with at the start of the game in which you will have to make a perfect parking. The place you’ll need to park the car in is painted in an orange color and features diagonal orange stripes. Just fit your car within it and you will win the round!

Car Parking Challenge is a very competitive game as the name suggests and the scope of it is to find an empty parking space that’s been designed for non-handicapped drivers. After finding one you will need to park your car within its limits making sure you won’t hit any nearby objects. A timeframe will be present to which you need to stick to in order to win the round.

Simple and fun gameplay

Car parking games are very fun and addictive and they don’t require you to know rocket science to enjoy them. A concept consisting of 3 elements, high quality graphics, simple controls and engaging gameplay are the perfect mix to guarantee a great and relaxing experience. If you love driving a lot, these games are surely to fuel your car mania and make you return to them everyday for that unique dose of fun. What’s best about them is that they do not contain any sort of violence and this makes them perfect for your children as well, regardless of their age.

All Star Mania – The Best of The Best, With Some Worst Thrown In

“It’s all about the All Stars.”

It’s the sort of proclamation you’d expect to hear from Fox Sports baseball announcers Jack Buck or Tim McCarver during their coverage of the MLB All Star game. Each year around this same time in early July, baseball mania reaches a fever pitch, as the best baseball players – arguably, in the world – come together for two days to entertain fans with 450 ft. home runs, 100 mph fastballs and two dream teams comprised of the brightest young stars of the future playing alongside the biggest names of the past 20 years.

The All Star baseball stage is a unique one in all of professional sports, if for no other reason than it’s the only venue which gets to enjoy the sports spotlight in the absence of any other competing sports events. With basketball and hockey seasons mothballed for the summer, and football still several weeks shy of training camp, All Star baseball is the only professional game in town for sports enthusiasts in early July. Even Major League Baseball itself shuts down for almost a full week to acknowledge and shine a light on its own event. Thus for this brief period each year, it truly is all about the All Stars. But that’s not where I heard that statement.

Little Leagues, Big Expectations

If you’ve ever coached Little League baseball, as I have for many years, you’d be familiar with the annual process of “drafting” teams. Before the beginning of each season a group of presumably well-intentioned volunteer coaches – aka parents – meet at their local recreation hall after work and pick team rosters from a general list of enrolled players. I have found that it can be a stressful experience since I’ve usually entered this meeting with a few personal goals in mind: 1) I need to draft my kid’s best friend, 2) I need to make sure I remember to draft my own kid, 3) I need to draft a kid whose dad is known to help out, 4) I need to avoid drafting the rambunctious kid, 5) I need to avoid drafting the kid whose parents are jerks, and 6) It would be nice to draft at least one kid capable of throwing a few strikes. The game is less painful when we keep walks-per-inning under 10.

Fortunately, my own personal experience with “draft night” hasn’t been all that bad. I’ve seen the occasional disagreement over the selection of players (e.g., “Mrs. Smith asked me to pick Johnny, so we can car pool together.” Oh, are you sure it has nothing to do with Johnny being 5’11” and throwing 72 mph fastballs?). But for the most part the meetings were uneventful and just terribly long.

But I remember one specific draft night, which was attended and coordinated by one of our town’s Little League Committee members. At the end of the three-hour meeting, as we were exiting the conference room and still joking about who had picked whom, this committee member leaned over to me and whispered, “These regular season drafts don’t mean anything anyway. It’s all about the All Stars.” Bingo.

The Boys of Summer

As big as the MLB All Star extravaganza is, the Little League All Star season creates a mania that’s, quite literally, in a league all its own. The media attention and commercialism surrounding the Little League All Stars is unrivaled in youth sports. The Little League website even termed it, “one of the summer’s most popular sporting events.” And they may be justified in stoking the publicity with that claim. After all, Little League and ESPN are in the 6th year of an 8-year contract that will televise 66 games on either ESPN or ABC in August. Those are pretty big stakes, especially for a bunch of 11-and-12-year-old kids playing America’s pastime.

So it’s no wonder that in small towns and hamlets all across America, the mania begins in earnest several months earlier when some of the more overzealous “coaches” – dads – are already entertaining visions of ESPN grandeur even before the first child has been assigned to a roster for the regular season; a roster, by the way, that’s filled predominantly with kids who will never even think about their town’s All Star teams, let alone play on one.

If any of your town’s youth sports organizations are managed by a mentality that believes “it’s all about the All Stars,” or that equivalent thinking, then it’s time to advocate a change in that group’s leadership. To say “it’s all about the All Stars” is to say it’s all about a few kids, and not all of the kids. And this flies in the face of what the experts and prevailing wisdom on youth sports suggest, which is that below age 14, it should be all about inclusion and fun.

Two All Star Games – One Blowout, One Blowup

This year’s MLB All Star game was played in Kansas City on July 10th. That game ended in a blowout with the National League winning 8 to 0. Ironically, on that very same day, another All Star game was played in Columbus, Georgia between two Little League teams vying to advance in the tournament. That game ended with parents arguing, then starting a fistfight, and then two dads being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. I guess to them, it was truly “all about the All Stars.” A little too much so.

The lesson for us all here should speak for itself. No, the majority of us are not so overzealous and unrestrained that we end up punching out the opponent’s parents at a Little League All Star game. But even the most restrained of us is probably dangerously close to losing perspective as we try and enjoy our child’s participation in youth sports. So just remember, even when you’re watching the Little League World series on ABC this August, youth sports should never be “all about the All Stars.”