The Stock Market Game

Business and Investing Games

The Stock Market Game
Online Educational Stock Market Trading and Investing Simulation Game

Continuing with our series on investing, finance and business games, here we review a valuable interactive educational program that takes place over ten weeks - called The Stock Market Game. It is designed for students from Kids to Teenagers to learn the principles of financial and business investment in a business and stock market simulation game context. A small registration fee may be required and the front page is shown in the picture.

The skills taught in The Stock Market business and stock market investing simulation game include:

  • Mathematics: including calculation and estimating skills, amounts of money, stock graphs, and charts.

  • Economics: including financial markets and institutions, such as the stock exchange and bond market, principles of business supply and demand, profit and loss, opportunity cost, and the operation of stock and capital markets.

  • Personal Business and Finance: financial budgeting, investing, financial and business decision-making

  • Social Sciences: including economics, government, world history, U.S. history, geography, and current events

  • Business Education: including decision-making, overview of the securities markets and industry, business organization, financial and business record-keeping, investing, marketing, finance, financial statements and stock market simulation.

  • Technology: including computer skills, Internet for online research, data entry, email, keyboarding skills, financial and investing simulation and online trading.

Game Data:

Name: The Stock Market GameCategory: Educational business simulation, stock market simulation, investing games.
Instructor Materials: Yes
Ages: Students
Multiplayer: Yes
Cost: Fee


Virtual Stock Exchange

Business and Investing Games

Virtual Stock Exchange
From MarketWatch

Online Stock Exchange Trading Investing Simulation Game

Virtual Stock Exchange provides an online finance, stock exchange trading and business game, originally from Players in the Virtual Stock Exchange (VSE) game can set the parameters of their stock trading simulation, invite other players to join in and participate in unlimited stock and business game play. Its genre is stock market financial investing games.

The object of Virtual Stock Exchange is to create a financial portfolio consisting of shares of publicly traded companies, and have a realistic simulation of participation in stock and financial market trading. Players create their own financial portfolios, and then manage the stock and financial portfolio in the business game simulation, with the object of having stock market appreciation and income. This stock trading game is designed to get students and investors interested in stock trading, the stock and bond exchange, and in the news and research services available from MarketWatch or other sponsors.

In order to play, go to the game site for Virtual Stock Exchange (VSE), fill in the registration form, choose or create a new stock trading simulation game and then start setting up stock trading portfolio consisting of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, or American Stock Exchange (AMEX) stocks. Players have access to stock market and economic news and research from MarketWatch.

To get started playing Virtual Stock Exchange, players can create their own stock market simulation games by setting starting balances, margin requirements, volume limitations, start date, end date, etc. Alternatively, Virtual Stock Exchange players can join an existing game, or be invited to join a private stock trading game.

Game Data:

Name: Virtual Stock Exchange (VSE)
Category: Online Stock Exchange Trading, and Financial Portfolio Management Business Simulation Game
Ages: Students, Adults
Software: Web Browser
Multiplayer: Yes
Cost: Free


Hot Shot Business

Business and Investing Games

Disney's Hot Shot Business
Online Business Simulation Game

Hot Shot Business is an online business simulation game from Players pick among different businesses to start and play to success online. Examples are a pet shop online business, a skate park business, a comic shop business and a skate park business, as shown in the screen picture.

Game Data:

Name: Hot Shot Business
Category: Online Business Simulation Game
Ages: Kids-Teens
Software: Web Browser
Multiplayer: No
Cost: Free



Business and Investing Games Online Business Simulation Game.

Perfect Competition is a multi-player interactive online game. In a sense, the business game is a MMORPG, or massively multiple multiple player online game simulation. Players simulate business and stock trading success. The online business game is played via a browser. Players can create the business, and operate it or hire and fire managers, executives, CEOs, all of whom are other players in the game. It is like Donald Trump’s Apprentice, but in which the players are Donald Trump himself – hiring and firing managers, getting financing, setting prices, choosing suppliers, choosing business or real estate locations, buying and selling real estate, taking out business loans to finance the business, such as from banks.

Players of the online business game also can invest a extra cash in stocks and bonds. The business game has a share trading system that functions like a real stock market. Sellers offer stock shares for sale on the stock market and buyers bid on the stock shares, setting the price for the stocks. In other words the stock prices fluctuate depending upon demand, just like in the real stock exchange.

After each round of online game play, the game system ranks the players. For example, in one competition, the winner made $38,000,000 in play cash. In another round, the winner had $214,000,000 in cash.

The online business game was designed via consultation with entrepreneurs and economists. All aspects of real business are simulated, including economics, competitive game theory, accounting, finance, investing, business administration and marketing and human resources management. Among the functions are:

  • Create a company

  • Manage the company as CEO

  • Manage the company as a manager

  • Manage employees

  • Hiring

  • Firing

  • Creating new business units

  • Closing business subsidiaries

  • Inventory control

  • Choosing goods

  • Running Research R&D

  • Buying and selling real estate

  • Transportation management

  • Running an apartment real estate business

  • Choosing suppliers

  • Setting prices for the business or setting rents

  • Marketing and Product branding

  • Paying taxes for the business

  • Monitoring the economy

  • Investing

  • Corporate Finance

  • Stock market investing, stock and bond trading on the stock exchange

  • Analyze financial statements

Game Data:

Name: Business Game
Category: Online Business Simulation Game
Software: Web Browser
Multiplayer: Yes
Cost: Low


Flash Element TD Strategy

The Flash Element TD online game is a fun and yes addictive Warcraft tower defense type of game. Here are some more hints, tips, cheats and strategy for the Flash Element TD game.

Previously at Just Online Games:

There now are zillions of Flash Element TD tower defense game play videos floating around. We picked out some of the most instructional videos on Flash Element TD game higher level strategy, tips and cheats if you call them that.

Through way too extensive experimentation we have found three strategies and the average point range that is attained:

Combo Tower Defense Weapons: In this Flash Element TD game strategy, you build combo towers. It is a lot of fun, but requires using woods to research each type of weapon - without accumulating interest. The result is a relatively low score potential. In this Flash Element TD game strategy or cheat or trick, you use your woods to buy each successive weapon research, buy all three and then start building combo weapon towers as needed. The optimal location for the combo weapon towers in Flash Element TD game is in the center of the maze because of their large range. Always upgrade because the fire much more quickly. Watch them blast away at the baddie creeps. A lot of fun. In the earlier rounds, use fire towers and arrow towers, or cannon towers. Then in the last round, start selling everything you can before the last baddie creep is eliminated, so you can get more gold interest. If you are really good at this, you can get up to the 20,000 s of points. Not that great, but a lot of fun.

Here is a combo tower Flash Element TD strategy, using overlapping combo towers at the center of the roads, and a lot of water towers spread around the paths to slow down the baddie creeps. We have found that if you want to build up a lot of points, avoid combo towers, and instead use woods to buy interest, and maybe fire towers. But combo towers are a lot of fun!

Fire Tower Defense Weapon Strategy: In this Flash Element TD tower defense game strategy or cheats if you call it that, research fire towers with the first or second wood. Then start placing the fire towers at strategic locations and upgrading as needed. Remember not to buy or upgrade more than you need, since the more gold saved, the more interest earned. Among our favorite locations for the fire tower defense weapon trick is the upper right of the maze. We also like the lower right where the baddie creeps have to slow down. Use the overlapping tower trick to really pack them in. In the last round, start selling like crazy at the end to get more final round gold interest. If you really play this strategy smart, you can get 70,000 - 100,000+ gold in the end. Pretty good, but not the most lucrative Flash Element TD tower defense game gold accumulation strategy.

Cannon Tower Defense Weapons Strategy: With this strategy rely exclusively on cannon towers, with air or fire towers as needed on air rounds. In this Flash Element TD tower defense game strategy you have to use the overlapping weapon tower trick. Basically build canon towers like crazy. Our favorite spots are the uppper right and lower left, as with the fire tower defense strategy. By the end though you have covered the whole maze with canon towers anyway. This strategy we find is not as much fun, but produces the highest gold point scores if done well. 100,000 gold is easily attainable and 170,000-250,000 can be reached too, all without Flash Element TD hacks or cheats :)

Here are some other Flash Element TD Tower Defense game tricks, tips, hints, not cheats:

  • Sell weapons not needed for next rounds

  • Overlap weapons

  • Use woods to buy interest, not weapons upgrades, until later rounds

  • Position weapons in upper right of board

  • Use cannons, and on air rounds buy a lot of air cannons and sell them at end of round


Water Attractors

Water Attractors
Another Gravity Online Game

Second in Our Series of Online Gravity Games and Physics Games

Water Attractors Online Gravity Game - Strategy, hints, tricks

Water Attractors is like the Attractors free online gravity game, which we reviewed previously (follow the link). The strategy and play is similar to that in Attractors, except the water particles are a bit slower, and are weighted more heavily. Like Attractors, you can play the Water Attractors online game for hours, trying different arrangements of play paddles and gravity planets. We have some strategy, tricks and tips for this game (not cheats) in the review of Attractors and they apply to Water Attractors, with some variations accounting for the different physical characteristics of the water drops.

In Water Attractors, the paths of the water drops are shown with blue tails, almost like comets, and they form game designs on the screen. The Water Attractors gravity water drops are shot out at the top left and then then go down towards paddles - the planets serving to attract and alter their paths.

Here are some of the tips, tricks, hints and strategies for the Water Attractors online gravity game.

  • Attractors Paddle Arrangements: The paddles can be moved or tilted. Play with them a bit to try different arrangements.

  • See Saw: You can get most of the Water Attractors water drops balls to balance on a paddle like a see saw and put the planets above. However, there are a few that are heavier, and we have not gotten the to remain balanced yet.

  • Close-Paddles - Lean the paddles so one is almost vertical and the other is facing it. Tilt one slightly and the Water Attractors water drops slide in between them. Use the planets to pull towards one side or the other..

  • Endless loop: An endless loop can almost be created placing the two planets close to each other. However, some droplets are heavier and others too light to remain in orbit and tend to get loose. Position the paddles in a "V" shape to keep the droplets in orbit.

You can play the game here: Water Attractors Online Gravity and Physics Game.


Attractors - Gravity Game

Attractors - Playing With Gravity Online Game

First in a Series of Online Gravity Games and Physics Games

Strategy, hints, tricks for the Attractors Online Gravity Game

Attractors is a fun, free, online gravity or physics game. You can play this game for hours, trying different arrangements of planets, paddles and weighted balls. We have some strategy, tricks and tips for this game (not cheats).

The basic idea of the Attractors gravity game (physics game) is that dozens of gravity balls having different weights are shot out of the upper left corner, towards the right. Following the rules of physics, the Attractors gravity balls follow arcuate paths down, reflecting the increasing speed as gravity has on any falling ball. The paths of the gravity balls are shown in sticky trails, forming game designs on your play surface.

The Attractors gravity game balls are shot out and then go down towards paddles. Two game paddles are provided that the player can arrange in any fashion. In addition, there are two planets in the Attractors game. The two planets in the Attractors gravity game, or physics game, have a high mass and tend to attract the gravity game balls. So the paths of the game balls are altered by the positions of the Attractions gravity game planets.

Try different arrangements of planets and paddles to create different patterns. Remember the basic laws of physics, momentum and gravity and you can create stunning artworks. Here are some strategy hints and tricks for the Attractors gravity or physics game.

  • Attractors Paddle Arrangements: The paddles can be moved or tilted. Play with them a bit to try different arrangements.

  • Close-Paddles - Lean the paddles so one is almost vertical and the other is facing it. Tilt one slightly and the Attractors gravity balls slide in between them. You can use the gravity planets to pull them towards one side.

  • Endless loop: Position the two gravity planets close to each other near the gravity ball source. This channels the balls between them, and then position a paddle directly underneath. The balls all stay above the paddle as the gravity planets attract the balls, and any getting loose bounce back up off the paddle. Looks like an atom. Eventually you can move the paddle downwards and the gravity balls stay within the gravitational attraction of the planets for a long time.

  • See Saw: You can get the Attractors gravity balls to balance on a paddle like a see saw and put the planets above.

You can play the game here: Attractors Playable Gravity Game.


LOTRO Lord Of The Rings Online Game: Shadows of Angmar

Lord Of The Rings Online Game
Shadows of Angmar

Guide, Preview, Tricks, No Cheats ;)

In what promises to be one of the biggest MMORPG games (Massively Multiple Player Online Role Playing Game), the Lord of the Rings franchise is set to enter the Arena. It promises groundbreaking graphics and the most realistic opportunity to explore and live in Middle Earth possible with today's wide-area technology.

Known as LOTRO for short, the Lord of the Rings online game is set in the Middle Earth of J.R.R. Tolkein's famous Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The MMORPG game has been developed by Turbine, Inc. jointly with Vivendi Universal Games online. The first installment of the game is called "Shadows of Angmar".

Presently the LOTRO online game has not "officially" been released. However you can play the "beta" release by signing on to the official website and clicking on the sign up button. With 300,000 pre-release players, it is widely expected Lord of the Rings Online - LOTRO - will have several million players by the close of its first year in wide release. Eventually it is expected to rival Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy's $3 billion via subscriptions and software sales.

The Shadows of Angmar Lord of the Rings Online game seeks to distinguish itself from other MMORPG games by featuring lush landscapes, hobbit villages, evil armies and the familiar characters of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and the hit movies. Because the characters and scenes are familiar to a vast audience already LOTRO is likely to expand the universe of online game players. Perhaps cannon fodder for the experienced players, but watch out they will learn fast! Like the World of Warcraft with 8 million players, LOTRO provides a huge world of rich context and color that can be explored for days, weeks and months.

For the first installment of the Lord of the Rings online game (LOTRO), Turbine has created Shadows of Angmar - set in Tolkien's Middle Earth at the time of Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring after Frodo Baggins and his LOTRO crew have left the Shire.

In the beta release, there are 7 playable classes and 4 different races although expansion is expected.

The playable classes of people of the Lord of the Rings Online game (LOTRO) include:

  • Burglar

  • Captain

  • Champion

  • Guardian

  • Hunter

  • Lore-Master

  • Minstrel

Yet, the most fascinating aspect of the Lord Of The Rings Online game is the races. These LOTRO races are modelled after J.R.R. Tolkein's fascinating species of people:

  • Hobbits - of course!

  • Elf

  • Dwarf

  • Man - human beings.

Each character is outfitted with potential armor, weapons and skills.

Like other MMORPG's the Lord of the Rings Online game will feature Player on Player (PvP) combat, but the emphasis is on Player versus Environment (PvE) combat and storyline adventures. Raids will have multiple players up to 24, but expected to rise as the Lord of the Rings Online game LOTRO attracts more players. There also are crafting professions and gathering professions.

The official online game site is at the Lord of the Rings LOTRO online site.

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Official Line Rider Videos

In the spirit of continuing to improve official InXile Line Rider Game (LineRider) skills and develop more Line Rider game tips, tricks, strategies, and just plain old ideas, I’ve continued to look for some more great Line Rider videos. Here at two of the recent best amazing Line Rider videos coming since our last posts on the Line Rider online game. Check them out here: Line Rider Game and Best Line Rider Videos.

The first recent LineRider video has incredible graphic and rider track detail and soundtrack. It is called “TechDawg Labs”. Might the author be a Georgia Bull-Dawg ...

Another good recent LineRider video is Along The Rooftops Line Rider 3D game:


Cathy's Book Game Video

Previously I reviewed the Cathy's Book alternative reality online game. The Cathy's Book game starts when you call the phone number 650-266-8233. I found a trailer for the online game on YouTube and here it is:

Burning Crusade Videos

I've taken some more hours of wasted time :) and found some of the best Burning Crusade videos. There are literally dozens more out there. I was looking for one that shows some features of the Burning Crusade expansion pack for World of Warcraft ( WoW ) online game play. The video below shows one World of Warcraft player's path to the first Burning Crusade Level 70.

You can get some ideas on World of Warcraft (WoW) online game play (or nothing at all) and see some of the strategy, tricks, features, maybe cheats and the Burning Crusade expansion pack features.

If you get by the corny track it's ok:

Burning Crusade - World of Warcraft

World Of Warcraft (WOW):
Burning Crusade Expansion Pack

Cheats, Strategy, Hints, Clues
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Expansion Pack)

One of the biggest attractions of Burning Crusade for World of Warcraft is the expansion up to Level 70. Since its introduction, World of Warcraft has limited players just to 60 levels. With the Burning Crusade expansion pack, Levels 61-70 are opened up - along with a host of critical advantages and powers, the most famous being the ability to buy one of the flying mounts, like the neutral NetherDrake. More on the Burning Crusade flying mounts below, but imagine being able to fly after having been land-bound for two years. WoW!

Already Blizzard Entertainment has announced 2.5 million sales of Burning Crusade, the first World of Warcraft add-on pack. This is a must-have addition for the 8 million registered users of the online game World of Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment.

Why such a huge phenomena for the new Burning Crusade Warcraft pack? The addition of the new Levels up to 70 and flying mounts are obvious. But there is a lot more. We will rovide some of the strategy tricks and hints here, and will review World of Warcraft (WOW) more tricks, cheats, hints and cheat codes in later posts. For now, understand Warcraft is a hugely popular MMORPG - Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Game. It is the fourth in the series of Warcraft games. You interact with other players and groups of players via massive online game play.

Burning Crusade is the first official expansion pack for the World of Warcraft. As an expansion pack, it does not change the strategy of the underlying World of Warcraft online game, but provides new worlds, powers and characters. An official description of the Burning Crusade expansion is:

Several years have passed since the Burning Legion's defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. Will these heroes find friends or foes? What dangers and rewards lie in wait beyond the Dark Portal? And what will they do when they discover that the demons they thought vanquished have returned to renew their terrible Burning Crusade?World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, and more!

The Burning Crusade was released in January 2007 to long lines at game stores throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. Rollouts in other major online game markets are meeting similar receptions. This is a worldwide online game with players from China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, South Africa and more, in addition to the U.S., Europe and Canada.

The content of the Burning Crusade expansion of the World of Warcraft (WoW) is almost all unavailable to players who do not purchase the expansion pack. The pack is widely available in stores and online.

The Burning Crusade expands the WoW game adding new races, lands, professions, items, Battlegrounds and more. Here are some of the features in the Burning Crusade pack:

  • Level Cap: Increased to 70!

  • New Spells for each class

  • Outland, A New Continent: Outland is a new continent introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion pack. Outland is reachable via the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. Find a map of the new Outland continent on the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade site. Outland is all that remains of Draenor, the home world of the Orcs. Outland includes 7 new zones, Hellfire Peninsula (Levels 58-63), Zangarmarsh (Levels 60-64, Nagrand (Levels 64-67), Terokkar Forest (Levels 62-66), Blades Edge Mountains (Levels 65-68), Netherstorm (Levels 67-70), and the forlorn Shadowmoon Valley.

  • A new Arena for Player versus Player combat with their enemies. You can form Arena teams, fight for victory lust or rewards, and compete for the top spot on the Arena Ladder System type of leaderboard. Two new Arenas are the Ring of Trials in Nagrand, and the Circle of Blood in the Blade's Edge Mountains.

  • Two New Playable Races: The Blood Elves (Blood Elf) and the Draenei, each with its own mythology and history. The power-hungry Blood Elves, are a group of fallen high elves joining the Horde, along with Orcs, Trolls, Undead and Tauren. Their capital is in Silvermoon City. Their mount is the hawkstrider, discussed below. The available classes are Paladin, Hunter, Rogue, Priest, Mage and Warlock. Their new starting areas are Eversong Woods (Level 1-10) and Ghostlands (Level 10-20). Blood Elves are depicted in the picture in their starting area in Sunstrider Isle in Everson Woods, in Quel'thlas .

    Also there are the majestic Draenei, a faction of uncorrupted Eredar. Their leader is Velen and they join up with the Alliance. Their capital is found in The Exodar, and their mount is the elekk. The Draenei of the Burning Crusade also have two new starting zones off the west coast of Kalimdor, namely Azuremyst Isle (Levels 1-10) and Bloodmyst Isle (Levels 10-20).

  • New Mounts: The two new races come equiped with their own new types of mounts. The hawkstrider mount of the Blood Elf, and is an ostrich-like bird. The elekk is like a tusked mastadon, and can be found outside the Exodar for the Draenei. New mounts also are available by drop from Karzhan and high end instances.

  • New Flying Mounts in the New Outland Continent: These are the neutral NetherDrake, the New Alliance mounts, the eagle-like Gryphon and the New Horde mount, the dragon-like Wyvern. Usable in Outland level 70.

  • New Monsters: Discoverable in Outland and unexplored lands of Azeroth, the monsters include, The Broken, Eredar, Ethereals, Fel Orcs, Fungal Giants, Forest Trolls, Gronn, Naaru, Ogre Lords, Ravagers, Rock Flayers, Spore Bats, Spore Walkers and Wark Stalkers.

  • Literally hundreds of new guests and new items

  • New Factions, including the Honor Hold (Alliance), Thrallmar (Horde), Cenarion Expedition (All), Sporeggar (All), The Mag'har (Horde), Kurenai (Alliance), The Aldor (All), The Consortium (All), Scale of the Sands (All), Keepers of Time (All), The Violet Eye (All), The Sha'tar (All), The Scryers (All).

  • A New Profession, namely Jewelcrafting. Jewelcrafters create jewelry and trinkets from metals and rare gems for profit. I found a list of jewelcrafting recipes too.

  • Improved Player vs. Player Honor sytem.

  • Settable Dungeon Difficulty Setting (DDS).

  • Socketed items - these are items that can use the jewelery created by the jewelcrafting trade.

  • A new Battleground, named the Eye of the Storm for Player vs. Player combat. It is a domination / one flag CTF battleground where teams of 15 Players compete. The setting is the wasteland of Netherstorm on the new Outland continent.

  • 3 new cities: The Exodar, Shattrath and Silvermoon

  • New high-level dungeons to explore in the lands of Azeroth and Outland. In Outland there are Hellfire Citadel in the Hellfire Peninsula, Coilfang Reservoir in the Zangarmarsh, Auchindoun in the Trokkar Forest, Tempest Keep near Netherstorm, Gruul's Lair in Blade's Edge Mountains and the Black Temple in the Shadowmoon Valley. In Azeroth there are Caverns of Time, in Tanaris and Karazhan, in Deadwind Pass.

  • Raids with caps of 25 players max, compared with the 40 player cap.

Here are a few of the most popular World of Warcraft and Burning Crusade items:

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Expansion Pack)


Flash Element TD Cheats

A lot of people are asking for more cheats, tricks and strategy hints on Flash Element TD, the very popular tower defense free online game. Previously we provided some cheats, hints and strategy (and even an alleged hack) in our review of Flash Element TD (follow link to get there). Now we have found or developed some more cheats and strategies that you can try to get a lot of success in online Flash Element TD. One guy has a lot of nice graphics too that we have linked to.

Update: You now can play Flash Element TD via the remote version here at Just Online Games, featuring big bandwidth and convenience! Follow the preceding link.

We don't think these really are cheats, as they are not cheat codes for Flash Element TD (yet). Rather they are more strategy hints that can be followed to the higher levels of Flash element TD, although some cheats are in there to be found by doing the strategies noted.

You can play this game and discover the tricks and cheats to win with some practice. The tips we provide here can help you accelerate that Flash Element TD skill learning.

Here are some of the best cheats for Flash Element TD discovered so far:

  • Use the overlapping tower cheat.
  • As another variant on the overlapping tower cheat, Go three deep up the right side of the maze with fire towers at later stages of Flash Element TD
  • Move towers cheat: Sell towers as they get out of range to inc erase banked gold when have a high interest rate. Especially in last round to increase the number of points in end. Here click this link for a YouTube video of the move towers cheat.
  • Right Side Strategy / Cheat: This may actually be a hack. One staple of Flash Element TD lore is that you can beat the final level by lining the right side with fire towers exclusively, utilizing the overlapping tower cheat, and also utilizing upgrades of the towers. Here is a link for a YouTube video of the right side fire tower Flash Element TD strategy implemented to beat Flash Element TD.
  • Build Money Fast Strategy (not cheat): earn a lot of interest and money so you can freely buy lives as needed. This Flash Element TD trick is discussed more below.
  • When initially building, create strong spots. So spread towers to cover entire maze first, and then when entire maze covered, build strong spots i.e. around each of the towers built. Eventually entire maze will be covered and be a giant Flash Element TD strong spot.
Here's one cheat / strategy we like - Using Arrow towers at the beginning and upgrade them.

  • In early levels, try 2 arrow towers and upgrade them when you can, and then add a third arrow
  • Level 3, another arrow tower and upgrade
  • Level 7 use wood to buy water tower and build a water tower
  • Then add another water tower when needed, upgrade
  • These should get you up to Level 14, although you can add another water tower if needed. Make sure the water towers are within range of at least 1 or 2 arrow towers to get the added firepower in the splash zones.
  • Level 14 buy fire sell all the arrow towers
  • Then keep adding fire towers. Should also spread splash zones all throughout the maze board of Flash Element TD.
  • Level 21 take interest with the wood, same at Level 28
  • At the final levels where the baddies and creeps go to 5000 HP all the way to 30,000 HP you will need to keep adding fire towers, use the overlay cheat and upgrade strategically.
  • The fourth bonus level (20,000 HP) you need at least 5 rocket towers, preferably 15 all placed to attack in slow spots.

One cheat or strategy we like is the Build Money fast trick for defeating Flash Element TD. That way you can buy lives with gold whenever you need them and effectively double the size of the maze by if necessary allowing the baddies creeps to go through twice. One way of doing this is nicely laid out at diy Nation blog. An adaptation of this build money Flash Element TD strategy is:

  • Round 1 - Use a single upgraded Arrow tower
  • Upgrade to level 3 in next round
  • Then in each of rounds 5 and 6, add another arrow tower and full upgrade it.
  • In round 8, use wood to buy fire element and then any time another wood pops up buy interest. Build a fire tower and sell an arrow tower.
  • In round 10 add another fire tower and sell an arrow tower
  • In round 13 add another Fire Tower
  • In round sell last arrow tower and add fire tower.
  • Upgrade first fire tower to level 2 power
  • Round 19: Upgrade first and second fire towers
  • In round 21, make sure all fire towers have been upgraded and add one more at level 1
  • In round 26, upgrade fire tower last one.
  • In round 30 add 2 fire towers
  • Round 32, add 4 more level 2 fire towers
  • Round 36-37: and upgrade and add more as needed.


Flashcraft Tower Defence

Flashcraft Tower Defence
Another entry in the Tower Defense Online Game Genre

Hints, Strategy, Clues, Solutions

Flashcraft Tower Defence (i.e. Tower Defense) is another entrant into the popular tower defense genre of fun, playable online games. The tower defense game (spelled in this one with a "c", i.e. Flashcraft Tower Defence) has baddies of increasing toughness who come at players in wave after wave of baddie creeps.

Previously we reviewed Flash Element TD, which is the most popular of the flash tower defense games. The Flashcraft Tower Defence online game provides a worthy alternative to Flash Element TD players looking for other challenges. In this review, we provide hints and a winning strategy for the game. The game has three levels of increasing difficulty, the easiest being relatively easy to beat, and the highest most difficult.

As in tower defense games, players build towers and blast the baddies as they come by. A cheat, or more correctly a strategy, we have found works is lining the roadway with ice tower cannon first to slow down the baddies, then ultra towers. You also can add a light tower or two, but at higher levels we prefer ice and ultra towers. Upgrade to the max when possible. Also click on the red tower being defended at the center of the maze and buy defenses to the max for it. The green Tech Tower is at the lower right of the maze and provides tools to increase powers, including Building to up building speed, Walls to increase defenses, and piercing power. It also will be necessary to by increasing Tech Levels. In more difficult play of Flashcraft Tower Defence, buying wall strength is particularly important. Building speed also is important because you will need to upgrade towers while under attack.

As in the Flash Element TD game, there are trade-offs depending on which of the tools or towers you need. One key is to upgrade towers as you can. The ice towers although less valuable are good for slowing the baddies, as the water towers are in Flash Element TD. Although the Flashcraft Tower Defence game pre-dates the Flash Element TD online game, in our view the Flash Element TD online game sets the standard now because of its popularity and continual evolution. However, the Flashcraft Tower Defence online game is a worthy alternative in the tower defense genre.

You can find the game here: Flashcraft Tower Defence, and online tower defense game.


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