London Olympics 2012 is on everyone’s mind these days, and not even big companies like Google Inc. are playing their part in increasing excitement of Olympics. That is why from the start of Olympic events Google has come up with exciting doodles day after day from July 27 till August 12th.
There has been in all 17 Google doodles featured on its homepage that have accompanied the Games and some of them are playable in a form of small game. If you have missed playing these short games then here is a rewind.
- Hurdles 2012 : Play Hurdles 2012
Even though google started creating doodles for Olympics from July 27th 2012 but the first interactive playable game for Olympics was seen on Aug 7, 2012 under the name Hurdles. As we all know that Hurdles is type of track and field race where a person runs over ten hurdles on a track of 100-400 meter in length.
The same can be seen while playing doodle game where direction keys on the keyboard are pressed simultaneously for making the player run and space bar is used to make the player, jump over the hurdles.
It’s really a fun game as hurdles keep coming fast as u attain high speed
- Basketball 2012 : Play Basketball 2012
On the very next day ie: on August 8th 2012 google came up with a new doodle Basketball. Similar to basketball game where ‘a player goal is to to shoot a ball through a basket horizontally positioned to score points while following a set of rules’ in this doodle a player need to target and shoot as many balls as possible into the basket in 24 seconds of time. Space bar is used to through the ball and the time between two key presses defines the length of shot. Tap the spacebar once to power up your shot and tap again to release the ball
The game keeps on becoming exciting as after particular number of baskets the distance between player and basket increases and more judgment of time needs to be taken account.
- Slalom Canoe 2012 : Play Slalom Canoe 2012
On August 9th 2012 a new google doodle game was seen that was Slalom Canoe. Whitewater slalom (canoe slalom since November 2008) is a aggressive water sport where the aim is to steer a decked canoe or kayak through a path of hanging gates on river rapids in the best time possible.
The same functionality was given to the doodle where direction keys on the keyboard were used to steering and directing the kayak as it moves through a path of rapid river with obstacles on the path that when encountered with, slows the kayak.
Small check pillars are also implemented in the path which speeds the kayak whenever the kayak passed through them.
The challenge in the game was to steer the kayak rapidly through uneven river overcome the obstacles and reach the finish point in minimum possible time.
- Soccer 2012 : Play Soccer 2012
In the series, Google came up with doodle named Soccer on August 10th 2012. Soccer being a very famous sport got a lot of fans playing this doodle game all around the globe. The game was not involving players to do goals on opposite team like what happens in FIFA game but was a short version where we play as a goalkeeper and try to block the goals coming from other side.
Direction keys on the keyboard are used to move the player horizontally and space bar is used to make the goalkeeper jump for blocking the ball coming at a height.
The objective is to block as many goals as possible. Game is over when a player fails to block three goals
The game keeps going more and more challenging as the speed of ball keeps on increasing till the target of three goals is achieved.
All the games created by google in a form of doodle were very interesting and addictive.
For every game stars are awarded depending upon the set of rules and performance by the player, three stars being highest are given to player with flawless victory and is very challenging for some player to achieve.
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London 2012 is an official Olympic video game developed by Sega Studios Australia and published by Sega, official of the upcoming 2012 summer Olympics to be held in London. The game has now been released world widely; it was released on June 26, 2012 in NA, June 28, 2012 in Australia and got released today inEurope. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
London 2012 as an official Olympic video game offers an amazing gameplay, it offers more ways to play, numerous events for gamer to go and play through, the game’s terrific, super realistic graphics make it look like real world Olympic Game and so gives gamer the ultimate Olympic gaming experience. The game also feature motion gameplay, and is compatible with motion controllers such as PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect for certain events.
The game will feature both the single player and the multiplayer mode; it will also feature an online gaming mode again, which will make the game a real world one, gamers wishing to compete with other challengers could run for the chase worldwide, and also features party play.
The game features a variety of multiple modes: play with your friends, family and enhance your sports skills with London 2012. Now get ready to create your own golden moments with London 2012 Olympics competing with world’s top most sports players. The game feature a set of new sports, new events and new gameplay modes, and so brings the world’s ultimate sporting event to life, superior and enhanced than ever before, giving gamers a wonderful gaming experience.
Here is the list of Events offered in the Gameplay: Archery, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Shooting, Track and field which includes sports such as Swimming, Diving, Trampoline, Shooting, Skeet Shooting, Discus throw, High Jump, Javelin Throw, Long Jump, Shot Put and Triple Jump. Some other sports include Beach Volleyball, Canone Slalom, Cycling, Rowing, Table Tennis and Weightlifting over 105kg, these massive amount of events are included for the first time in Olympic Video game. Also gives option to choose the desired country.