Along with a variety of tutorials for writing tile-based games in Flash, TonyPa has available on his site several unique and original Flash game designs. Some he created for various online game competitions, and all of them are worthy to derive some fun and inspiration from—especially to someone interested in designing or developing games. Highlighted here are PixelField, Robootik, Spots, and StarRunner.
The object of PixelField is to move your rotating red base around the pixel field to collect the blue energy pixels while avoiding all other "bad" pixels. Clicking the mouse moves the base to that location, however the movement will include some elasticity that you must plan for carefully. Your score increases the fewer moves you make. Unusual yet realistic physics make this game both fascinating and challenging. Click.
Robootik is similar to those mechanical arm games at a carnival where you try to pick up a prize. The object of the game is to switch between the various joints using the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard to maneuver the robotic arm to collect the springs and mystery prizes that randomly appear. Time gets added on as you pick up items, so this game is a race against the clock. Not difficult, but fun to play with—like a Flash-based erector set. Click.
In Spots, the object is to join all the spots together in a continuous line to complete each level within 60 seconds. Clicking on a spot will rotate it clockwise. Bonus points are awarded based on how long it took to complete a level. It's a puzzle-based brain teaser that gets more difficult with each new level. Randomly generated levels increase the replay value of this very creative concept. Click.
StarRunner is a basic 2D platformer that has you collecting all the stars on each level, while avoiding all the enemies, to advance to the next. Move with arrow keys, and use the ladders to climb up and down. The controls are tight and the game moves along at a comfortable pace. The programming is solid and makes this cute little platformer an enjoyable diversion. Click.
Update: Some of the above referenced games are no longer available on Tonypa's website. He is currently updating them and, if we're lucky, they will be once again available to play. Many thanks for the games, Tony! =)