There are many web portals dedicated to playing videogames with a browser these days. Even more traditional providers have adopted the model to compete with the likes of Facebook – a platform which has naturally developed due to consumer investment – but there are many which strive to be different. Friv is one such portal, offering online games to any who choose to stumble upon their portal.
Unlike much of their competition Friv offers a range of high quality and well established franchises. Immediately upon visiting the portal you’ll be met with the likes of Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds and the classic Sonic the Hedgehog. Even the hugely popular Minion Rush is available to play for free and without any necessary download. Simply wait for the videogame to load within your Flash enabled browser.
As far as those loading times go is just as quick to offer access to your favourite jeugos as most portals. The website sources the same flash code and the speed of delivery is largely dependant on your internet connection, though at peak times for the Friv games service there may be a small amount of additional delay. However, this is only in the initial loading phase: once finished the videogames as stored and played directly from your browser’s cache, meaning no lag or other irritations to interrupt your gameplay.
More than one hundred titles are currently available at Friv, including a serene rendition the much lauded Flappy Bird. It may not be the evolution of a formula or the death knell in the delivery of big budget videogame experiences via Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but when you’ve got a few minutes to kill there’s bound to be something to entertain you available for free at Friv.