The 21 best FRIV games to play completely free on mobile or desktop


The 21 best FRIV games to play completely free on mobile or desktop

It is difficult to define a FRIV game beyond a series of simple and very common characteristics. They are programmed in flash, are free and can be read in a browser, both on mobile and on computer . They don’t include traps for the ignorant: they don’t force you to buy anything, in their development there are no loot boxes, no ads, no page subscriptions or no downloads. They are the heirs of the usual free flash games, but sometimes they show a certain sophistication that resembles the paid indies.


Many of them, most of them, are collected on the Friv.com site, but not all, nor necessarily there exclusively. Going to the web is, however, a good starting point to dive into a catalog of thousands of games where it’s easy to get lost among clones and a few, let’s face it, very poor quality titles. But that’s what we’re here for, to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve picked 21 of the best FRIV games. Varied, perfect for quick games or for deeper experiences. Long live freedom.

No duck sky

A hypnotic joy, which demonstrates the courageous level of experimentation and twisting of the usual mechanics of classic genres that these games can achieve without ceasing to be extremely fun. An adventure in weightlessness and with plenty of shots not only to take down enemies , but also to navigate the scenarios.

Play here.

Bananamania

You will see this nonsense. You have a spinning arrow that throws bananas at two gorillas. Just tap the screen when the arrow points to one of them . Watch out for occasional bombs. Easy no? Not at a distance: the arrow spins faster and faster and it turns, thanks to the grotesque primate humor of the adventure, into a real banana hell. Contempt.

Play here.

Pipe riders

If you think the ‘Tron’ motorcycle sequence has too much chatter and too little action, dare this kind of ‘Super Hexagon’ with the PSOne aesthetic in which a motorcycle going through a tube at full speed has to dodge obstacles. which are thrown at him from all sides. Terminal speed.

Play here.

Shinobi shelled

Which is another way of saying “Ninja Turtle”, of course. With a luscious pixelated aesthetic reminiscent of the old NES , you’ll have to enter a dangerous city in a more demanding and frantic game than usual in these cases.

Play here.

Coco monkey

Very short game (barely ten fun minutes) of puzzles and action, with an aesthetic remotely inspired by the classic ‘Super Monkey Ball’, but here with a chimpanzee who, armed with some coconuts, has to overcome levels dangerous full of spikes, abysses and traps of rigor. Deceptively simple.

Play here.

Pale!

Another carefully retro aesthetic, this time with that monochrome bathroom that seems to be so trendy lately among Game Boy nostalgia etc. Another platform where thinking takes precedence over skill, with simple controls, puzzle touches and a more polished design than usual.

Play here.

Murder

Murder

Delicious animated story that is played with a single touch (the space bar) and offers an interactive plot with multiple endings camouflaged from a game of skill . Let yourself be carried away by the ramifications of his simple tale of betrayals, regicides and ambition.

Play here.

To Grim Chase

To Grim Chase

Another absolute pixelated delight, with a pretty dead woman who must reach an enchanted mirror on each level using her ability to teleport. We will have to overcome more and more complex obstacles, of course, with characters that will have to be eliminated to overcome the level and other adversities.

Play here.

Sugar sugar

A brain puzzle with a rough, even ugly finish, but fascinating mechanics based on particles, gravity, and increasingly complex puzzles . The most perfect example that a good game does not need the slightest graphic sharpness to be extremely fun.

Play here.

Juggling panic

Juggling panic

It all starts out as a beautiful game for two players in which a pair of jugglers swap up to five spheres that they cannot drop. But things get complicated, go for it if it gets tough. Winding limbs and pixelated fireworks in a deceptively wacky game that hides the very essence of fun.

Play here.

Fancy Pants Adventure World

Perhaps the pinnacle of unclassifiable flash game style, with crude but smooth animations and simple but still impressive effects. Ongle A well-designed platform adventure that exploits the possibilities of its limited base , allowing elements of puzzles and even graphic adventure to be included. A little wonder to discover.

Play here.

Foot doctor: emergency care

A medical simulator that is not suitable for delicate stomachs, not because it is the typical surgery arcade full of guts, but because it shows extreme pedicure sessions. Horns, wounds, deformed nails, calluses and the smell of cabrales in a mix of arcade, management game and extreme simulator that will fascinate you with its bad taste .

Play here.

Super Hot Pellet Muncher 2000

Pico Arcade, the best demakes series of arcade classics, he struck the bell with this ‘Pac-Man’ Clone in which the ghosts only move when the player is moving . With a multitude of additives that multiply the strategies, this game is easy to handle and almost impossible to master.

Play here.

meters

meters

A vertical shooter that is mechanically reminiscent of old “cybernoid” style shooters and other 8-bit classics where concise and calm ability, courage, and knowing how to wait for the right opportunities to move and shoot prevailed in front of endless bullets . A different shooter , with touches of metroidvania .

Play here.

Room click

Although the game fever idling has happened before, this example, as there are so many in the FRIV format, we particularly like, since it has an attractive pixelated environment and a rather refined click-buy mechanics . objects to decorate a room. As good or bad as the genre seems to you, but a little less squeaky than usual in visual terms.

Play here.

Geometry Dash

Single button. Literally thousands of games in the next few hours . Prepare to die and die in this endless race for people with steely reflexes and elephant memory. And patience. A lot of patience. Look for the latest little-known levels, with transformations in other characters and game mechanics that change every few seconds. An absolute classic from hell on earth.

Play here.

 

Castle of demons

Delicious eighth key ‘Castlevania’ clone, with its metroidvania touches , although more action-oriented and platforming than exploration. In any case, a real delicacy with a clean lash and above all reminiscent of the legendary original recreational … but with more pixels.

Play here.

Virtual madness

Virtual madness

Closer to artistic experimentation than a conventional gaming experience, ‘Virtual Insanity’ offers the leap to two parallel dimensions, interconnected with each other and which allow you to solve puzzles to advance in desolate places built with rotten pixels.

Play here.

Rambo – Prison Break

An adventure of Rambo trying to escape from a pixel prison, something tells us not quite official. A nice skill menu will allow us to break through the guards in a surprisingly sophisticated mix of action and stealth.

Play here.

Vex 4

Remember ‘N’, that simply perfect game in which a ninja had to fight his way through levels full of dangers? This is the FRIV version, a little rougher but just as tough, with feverish levels that demand crisp highlights like a star with powdery tips.

Play here.

Cut the Rope Experiences

A true classic of mobile games (in fact, its thing is that you try it with a touchscreen, where it’s more intuitive), in which you have to feed a creature addicted to candy . To do this, you will play with gravity and a lot of ropes to balance objects, activate gadgets and catch stars. Devilishly addicting.

Play here.