Chris Benjaminsen of Cosgames has come up with a simple and yet intensely effective multiplayer version of the classic arcade game, Asteroids, playable in any browser with the Flash plug-in.
The name, Multiplayer Asteroids (or is it Asteroids Multiplayer?) is a bit of a misnomer since the asteroids did not actually make it into this version of the game. Instead, each player (up to 16 in a room) pilots a ship in an all-out deathmatch, melee style, with the objective being to rack up more kills than deaths.
Use the arrow keys to control your ship, press [space] to fire. It's just that simple. When you die, press [ctrl] or just click to respawn.
"The movement in this game is good, hard to master, but, if done right, is like ballet. On steroids. With guns." -Oak (Greyoak)
There are three different power-ups that I saw: a red cross to replenish health, a white circle for a temporary shield, and a green box to upgrade your weapon, though if you die your weapon reverts back to its lowest power. Some power-ups require pressing [ctrl] to activate.
Mad multiplayer mayhem, classic arcade style. Just what I needed on a Friday afternoon. Click.
Warning: Since players may enter any name to be represented by in-game, there may be some that choose inappropriate names for themselves. Consider yourself forewarned. Cheers to Larkin and Puckvirus for suggesting the game. =)