How to always win in Return Man 4 a.k.a Linebacker

“Return Man 4” is actually officially called “Linebacker”
“Return Man 4/Linebacker” is a continuation of the popular ESPN Arcade, free American football flash game, “Return Man”.
But this time, there is a twist; you are not playing as a “Return Man”, you get to play on the offensive as a “Linebacker”.
A linebacker’s main job is to attack the running back and prevent him from making the touchdown.
How does “Return Man 4/Linebacker” compare to the original “Return Man”?

So, is “Return Man 4/Linebacker” better than the original “Return Man” series?
I’ll leave it to you to make that judgement.
But I can tell you that this new version may be a little more difficult than the previous “Return Man” games; because, as we said earlier, you have one main objective; prevent the running back from making a touchdown, by tackling him.
But, you have to do all this while avoiding 4 or more defenders from tackling you.

If you don’t tackle the running back before he gets to the end zone to make a touchdown, you lose a “defensive stand”.
Your “defensive stand” is represented by a series of helmets at the top of your screen. These are your “lives”.
The game starts with 4 remaining “defensive stands”.
This time round, the players are running towards you, and all of them are out to tackle you, except the running back who is carrying the football to make a touchdown.

So how do you play Return Man 4/Linebacker?

Once again the Return Man 4/Linebacker game is entirely flash based; you control your player using your computer keyboard.
Use the “I” keyboard key to move your player forward, while simultaneously using the “J” keyboard key to dodge or run left and the “L” keyboard key to dodge or run right, the “K” keyboard key to move backward and the “Space bar” to dive tackle.

When the referee blows the whistle to start the game, the blockers start running towards you. Your work is to dodge them while keeping your eye on the running back who is headed straight for your end zone.
Just to show you how much you need it, a lightning bolt appears on your screen to give you a speed burst while dodging.

As usual, special moves must be earned and are controlled using the “A” key for the “Swim” special move, the “S” key for the “Shuck” special move and the “D” key for the “Bull Rush” special move.
Each special move can only be used once per “defensive stand”. Previous version of the game you can play on the official blog.

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Super Smash Flash 2; Super Smashing Fun in a Flash

Flash games are usually simple and not very challenging to say the least. An hour or two of play is often all it takes to go through one of them. However, some do break the mould and Super Smash Flash 2 is a perfect example as well as Trouble tank game. A sequel of the popular fighting game Super Smash Flash, it follows in the fast paced footsteps of other Super Smash Bros titles.

Unlike its predecessor, it has more attack and movement options. The number of human players have also been increased from two to four. A point to note is that the game is still in development and some player modes may be unavailable as a consequence. They present as grayed out. Here is how to play Super Smash Flash 5 and of course our source is .

Just like in most Super Smash Bros. games, the goal is to knock down your opponents. This is by increasing their damage level which ultimately leads up to a K.O. There is a percentage counter which indicates an opponent’s health.

Super Smash Flash 2; Super Smashing Fun in a FlashControls
They have increased from two to four for special moves, attacking, shielding and taunting. Each player has a different set of controls with one having D, W, A and S and the other using the arrow keys. Players are free to customize their controls if they so choose.

Modes of Play
The two main modes of play are Stock and Time. In the former, you play until your all your lives end while in the latter, you play for a designated period of time and win if you have the most points. A draw leads to sudden death.

In single player, there are the four exclusive modes of play. There is Training where you evaluate different characters by changing your surroundings. You can also play in different Super Smash Bros locations in Adventure or compete in different events in Stadium. Alternatively, you can choose to fight a variety of characters at random in All Star.

Multi player allows you to play with other people online either singly or in a group and in a variety of modes too.

There is an assortment of characters on hand which fall into two categories. The first are available from the start while the second are unlocked as the game progresses. You are also free to download additional characters.

Last Thoughts
All in all a brilliant and fun game to play. Try it.