A keyboard and mouse is all you need to play online Flash games. You can add headphones and speakers to get sound but any color monitor will do. What is so great about Flash games is that you need just a browser and internet connection – it does not matter what your operating system is or the hardware that it runs on. Flash games are compatible across Windows, Mac, Linux, and most other operating systems. You don’t need to worry about minimum computer requirements such as memory, hard drive space, CPU speed and video card memory – all you need is a stable internet connection and a compatible browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome.

Yes, it is possible to play Flash games on dedicated game-console platforms, such as the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But as CPUs and graphics cards arrive and internet speeds increase, we can be assured that more graphically complex Flash games will arrive. We can expect that these newer Flash games will need a faster processor or improved graphics card that older computer won’t be able to run. We can assume that the problems of Windows game compatibility will not be duplicated in the Flash games world.

Another addition to Flash games is networked multiplayer systems. Some games incorporate paced multiplayer fun, but direct one on one action games over a connection are still to arrive with any force. Its amazing to think that computer games has come a long way from the era of Spacewar in 1962, amd we see the same kind of simiplicity of early Flash Games, but there is nothing wrong with that. It is the simple, crisp gameplay of games like Spacewar that makes Flash games so addictive and fun.