You have to admit that when the Americans do things they definitely don't do them by halves. They seem to have the biggest and baddest of everything. Look at those sequined jump suits which Elvis wore. Weren't they the biggest and baddest sequined jump suits you've ever seen? They decide to do a video game to recruit for the American army and they create one extremely popular first person shooter. Australia likes to be like America. Sometimes we like to think we are Americans. I mean look at how many American TV Shows are on our telies. Soon we'll be talking like Americans. So, because the American Army has a highly successful recruitment tool called, funnily enough, America's Army then Australia decides that we have to have one too. However, when we attempt to do things like the Americans they just don't quite shape up. Hence, the Australian Defense Force creates flash games to bring in new recruits.
Yes, some bureaucrat somewhere in Canberra has had the brainwave that if it works for the yanks that it'll work for us too. So, they go about creating some games to do a little bit of recruiting for our armed services and what do we get? We get a flash version of Battleships. I am sure that creating games to recruit is probably a good idea, but Battleships? Did someone think that the board game must have been a good recruiting tool? I can't remember ever having played the board game and then thinking, "I should join the Navy." Of course, we don't have the same budget as the yanks when it comes to developing these sorts of things and our country isn't quite in the same level of debt as the Americans, hence, we get the flash versions of the games. There are a few different games there to whet your whistle, including one for the army which will have you sporting a Steyr first person style. The games feature single player and multiplayer so you can go and test out your casual gaming flash style skills with the rest of the general public.
Another thing which is of a concern is the Avatar. Someone who was involved with designing the website thinks that people in our defence forces must sport 70s/80s porn style mustaches, because quite a few people in the top avatars list have these interesting facial additions. If you are lucky enough to make the top ten scores list then you will be on display to the rest of the world on the front page ... porn style mo and all. The site will track everyone's scores while playing the games.
All-in-all there are five different flash games that you can play on the site. They include: Battleships Extreme, Operation: Tiger, Operation: Thunderbolt, Operation: Seahawk, and Operation: Allied Shield. Be warned though that playing these games may make you want to join the defence forces. There are some pretty handy links at the bottom of the page inwhich you can find out more about jobs in the ADF. Maybe one day the department of defence can save up and buy us a really good FPS just like our American cousins.
On the left we have the revamped version of the classic game Battleships Extreme. On the right we have Operation: Seahawk.
On the left we have Operation: Allied Shield. In the centre is Operation: Thunderbolt. On the right we have Operation: Tiger.
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