I call this that Five Fabulous Windows 8 Game App Picks for Boys because these are Miles picks for the week. I know Miles’ picks for the week because we have a report sent to us every week from Microsoft Family Safety that tells us his entire computer usage in an e-mail. My husband and I both receive a copy for each kid. Here are the games he loves to play.
The kids like playing this game because they recognize the characters from the popular Disney Channel series ‘Phineas and Ferb’. The basic theme of the game is to guide Perry aka "Agent P" through this action-packed, side-scrolling adventure! You try to locate the other missing agents as you battle robotic guards and double jump your way through Doof’s complex.
Not only do the kids enjoy this game but my husband and I spend quite a bit of time playing this video game. Game Description: Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, the lovable hero on a one-way trip to adventure! Join Barry as he breaks in to a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers. Rain bullets, bubbles, rainbows and lasers downwards as you fly towards higher and higher scores! Along the way you’ll collect coins, vehicles, powerups and more, all of which can be upgraded and customized in the Stash. Want to dress up like a ninja? Paint your Profit Bird gold? Grab your robot pal Flash to come along for the ride? The choice is yours! Stay alive, get funky and lose yourself in Jetpack Joyride. There’s so much to see and do, all the time in the world and more than enough jetpacks! As always, Barry Steakfries will provide!
It’s quite a bit of fun, and addictive. You want to get farther and farther every time. My husband enjoys e-mailing me his stats directly from the game on his Surface. He uses the share charm from Windows 8 as he’s playing the app.
I just flew 1,721m in a brilliant game of Jetpack Joyride on Windows. Try to beat that!
Where’s My Perry
Where’s My Perry is a challenging physics-based puzzler where you need to use water in all its different forms, ice, steam and liquid, to solve the puzzle. Overflowing with intuitive controls, vibrant spy-themed graphics, and best of all, lasers, you will be immersed in the world of Agent P! It’s fun watching Miles wrack his brain to get the water to flow the correct direction. I’m not very good at helping him so I told him to keep trying and he would get it. And he does.
Draw a stickman, then guide him through a fantastic world of adventure! Using an assortment of pencils, draw elements, tools, and weapons to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.
Draw a Stickman Epic could be compared to an adventure game, RPG, or puzzle game, but the unique drawing mechanic is unlike any game you’ve ever played before! From drawing a rain cloud for growing plants to drawing fire for burning bushes, you control all aspects of your environment. Explore diverse environments and encounter unusual creatures as you draw your way through 3 levels (and 2 more bonus levels). Each level is filled with hidden secrets and achievements. Grab a pencil and dive into the world of Epic!
I LOVE playing pinball and I’ve been playing Pinball FX2 on my own log in on our Windows 8 devices. It’s fun, my only dislike is that you have to purchase more tables, you can’t just earn them. Game Description: Pinball FX is back, and it is better than ever! Pinball FX2 offers brand new tables and a host of new features and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art physics model that surpasses anything available so far.
Here is his full Microsoft Family Safety report for Miles. It details his app usage and if he’s tried to view any webpages and allows me to make restrictions. Plus his restrictions are connected to his log in and not the device he’s on.
I’m a Microsoft Windows Champion.