Return Man 8 aka Field General

Well finally it is here, another great release from ESPN Arcade Games – Return Man 8; official name of the game is Field General though. We all have played previous versions and they were just amazing, I’m personally huge fan of American Football and I do enjoy playing sport games so this flash game was wonderful surprise for me.

What is new in Return Man 8? What changes were made? What should we know? I will break all these questions one by one below, read article carefully because it will help you to become champion.

Let’s talk about changes in the first place, graphics of the game didn’t change that much, movement of characters stays smooth, field looks kind of same, very first map is dark, this is probably because player could see his target clearly and it is helpful, it helped me to see target better and aim better.

Sounds of the game are as always fantastic, I always thought that realistic atmosphere of the game was achieved with a help of realistic sounds and noises in the game.

Now about objective of the game and what you should do – main goal is to aim well and throw ball to your teammate at the right place on the right time, timing is all you need to achieve success in Return Man 8. In order to throw ball you will need to use I, J, K and L buttons (you can also use arrow keys if it is more comfortable for you), these buttons are used to move yellow target across the football field, aim well, calculate speed and distance and once you have made your calculations hit that space bar button and your character will throw ball at your teammate.

Now aiming and throwing ball correctly is one part of the job, another one is to run with that ball across the football field and score touchdown, but this part is already well known for most of us which have played previous versions of Return Man game series. I want to be clear here, main thing in this version of the game is this new “aim and shoot ball” option, this makes game more interesting and I fully approve this addition, now you will need more skill in order to finish game successfully.

There are still special move available, but you still need to unlock them by winning in higher levels and earning high scores. These special moves as you know are crucial when things get serious in higher levels of the game, using them at the right time can give you victory, so make sure that you make everything possible to unlock those special moves (if you don’t know special moves can be triggered with A, S and D buttons).

To sum-up game in two words, in Return Man 8 you have two objectives: Throw and Run, simple as that. Watch tutorials if you need more details and have fun in this amazing American Football game.

Return Man 3 – Play It Online

I’m big fan of sports and especially big fan of American Football, I also find it very entertaining to play different online games while I’m at work in order to kill some time and escape boredom.

So, how do you think which flash game I play most often? It is not hard to guess – Return man 3, this game is about American football, your main objective is to catch ball and score touchdowns.

Return Man 3 - Play It OnlineScoring touchdown may seem an easy job at first, but wait until you will reach higher levels of the game, that is when the fun begins. First of all there are a lot more defense units in enemy team, second they are faster and they perform different special moves, it is most likely that you will lose game in higher levels couple of time before you figure out how to deal with specific scenarios. Sometimes you will have to let your teammates clear way for you, sometimes you will have to dodge incoming attacks yourself and sometimes you might just need to push forward and run as if your life depends on it, anyway make sure that you change your strategy often, if one tactic doesn’t work try another.

In Return man 3 you have teammates as well, they follow you and protect you from incoming attacks, but don’t lose your focus, most of the time you will have to deal with enemy team yourself and you will have to use different special moves which unlock while game progresses. In total you have up to seven special moves, later on these special moves become your life savior tools.

List of special moves can be found here: JUKE, STIFF ARM, AFTERBURNER, FRONT FLIP, ANKLE BREAKER, HURDLE and SPIN.

It is very impressive to see how your character uses any of the above listed special moves while running through enemy team.

I also want to mention how wonderful is game sound effects, while playing you will experience as if you are at stadium, all these little details, sound of running, sound of crowd yelling name of their favorite team, sound of whistle, etc. they add special atmosphere to the game which is really wonderful.

As for graphics, it is not that impressive, but it is smooth and physics of the game seem quite realistic and acceptable.

There are also different power-ups in the game which appear in random locations at random time, pick them up if you will find it necessary, they can improve your speed and give you different opportunities as well depending on which power-ups you pick up. Sometimes they can also give you option of scoring touchdown easily, they are pretty important.

Controls of the game involve arrow buttons or you can use I, J, K and L buttons to move in different directions on the field, special moves can be activated with A, S and D buttons. You can also visit setting page inside game and select other buttons if you aren’t comfortable with default keys.

I also want to tell you about stages of the game, in total there are fifteen stages and they include different levels, in order to unlock other stages you will have to finish first stage and all of its levels first.

You also unlock stronger blockers, there are three different blockers, when you have enough scores you can access them and it will make your game easier.

As you can see there are tons of different features in Return man 3, different unlocks and options which make game interesting and entertaining, focus on scoring touchdowns and avoiding enemy defenders.