Posted: 11/07/2009

 

USA Character Arcade – This Week, Felix RX

(2009)

by Laura Tucker




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Tired of tending to your Yoville on FaceBook? Don’t have time to even figure out Yoville let alone play it? Try getting back to game basics with USA’s Character Arcade. The have all the usual games you would normally play in any gaming arcade on the Internet, with the added bonus of some of your favorite characters from the USA shows. I don’t want to sit there and figure things out on a game site and feel like I have to visit every so often to take care of it. I play games to get rid of pressure, not add more.

You can register for an account on Character Arcade and earn points and trophies the more you play and for hitting your personal best or the best across the all players. You can challenge other players to a match, befriend people on the site, and even connect with Facebook if you still need that and want to leave Yoville, but not your friends.

Every week USA will feature a different game. This week’s game is Felix RX. Not all of the games have an obvious connection to to USA shows, sometimes it’s quite a stretch. Felix RX is one of those. It’s an arcade game where you take out blocks of the same color while trying not to fill up the screen. It’s a game you’ve seen before, except here, those colored blocks are pills, Felix’s pills.

So what’s the connection to a USA show? I’ll admit I’m stuck for that. I can’t figure out who Felix is. I have figured out that the RX could be something prescribed from Dr. Hank Lawson on Royal Pains. Although I’m not really thinking of that while I’m trying to take out blocks of the colored pills. I’m just concentrated on trying to get to the next level. Playing it a few times, I’ve gotten up to level nine one time, but it’s challenging enough that I don’t do that every time.

Character Arcade plans to highlight a different game each week, which is a great way to do it. That means that you never get tired of that one game. Just when you think you’ve figured out how to win the game and do well, another one will come along for more adventure and another challenge.

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker is the webmaster of Reality Shack, and its accompanying Reality Shack Blog, and is a freelance writer providing reviews of movies and television, among other things, at Viewpoints. She is also an Associate Instructor and 2nd dan black belt in tae kwon do with South Elgin Martial Arts. Laura can be reached at LauraBelle@realityshack.com



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