“Do you want to play baseball? Do you wish to play football or basketball? Come over to my place!” “Hey let’s race our bikes, no let it be a car race. Mine is a Toyota which is yours?” IF you thought this was a conversation in a park or a between two youth wishing race on a racing ground, here is the twist… we were talking about an indoor basket ball game, an indoor football game and indoor car racing game etc. Today is the world of online games.
Every game that could never be imagined as an indoor game is played within the four walls of your room. Internet and computer made every game an indoor computer game. Online games are not only easy to access but you can play them any time you wish to. If you really like the game, you can download and play later at the time of your choice. Talking of online games, one of the most popular and engrossing in this category is car games.
Children love racing. Even when they are with their family, they love their car ahead of the passing by. They do not like other cars or vehicles racing ahead of theirs. Thus car games offer them the freedom to try their own stunt, fulfill their wish to not allow the other cars in the vicinity to cross them, and race through as if speed never has a limit! Car games are fully thrilling experience for those who love to be behind the steering. Especially loved by those who have not yet reached the age to get a license to drive, car games give them the license to be steering the wheels and accelerate and feel the power and the adrenalin rush.
Car games have improvised time and again. These days the player gets to choose his car, and also the color of the car. Besides, he also gets to decide the place he wishes to drive. These games have beautiful locations choices to drive, and each with graphics for real. Also the modern car games have ventured into 3D effect. 2D was always interesting, and 3D made it more real. The player actually feels he is in the car, and sees the head light of the opposite car nearing, adjusts the steering to direct the path etc. Thus in a way, the child or the youth also learns to loose the road fear.
With no rules like real, you can race ahead without bothering of dangers which are life threatening in real life. So hitting against a pole, or speeding over a narrow hill top, or speeding when someone is crossing the road hardly matters! Is it good? We all know every coin has two sides. The same can be applied for these car games too. These being so thrilling in experience, children actually get hooked on easily. One has to fix a time to play.
Online games like car games are relaxing and truly engaging. Parents find these a relief since children sit in a place, concentrate, learn skills like mental planning deciding tactics; also it improves hand and eye movement co-ordination etc. There are a lot of plus points one has to credit. But the dark side of online games cannot be over looked too. A right balance is fine. But many people spend a lot of time playing online games. Since these online games are free, even parents hardly realize and find out. Thus not only do these children face the risk of obesity due to lack of activities, they also slowly deviate from studies.