Tropix has a beach/monkey theme that is cute, but not overly, with great beach nature sounds & good in-game sounds. You start on an island & about 4? games. By doing well, you earn sand dollars/money to buy cute items to keep your monkey on the island happy, and once filled, you can open up a new island & more mini games until you finish all 5 islands & open up all 11 games.
The islands & buying items for the monkey serve no purpose other then making you play to earn more sand dollars/money, although there are fun items for your monkey like eating, fireworks, balls, snorkle, etc. that are cute to watch him interact with for a few seconds. You can earn $20-5,000 & maybe more each time you take a photo of your monkey playing on the island to speed up the unlocking of games/islands.
This is loaded on your PC & doesn't need the CD to run & it includes a cute screen saver of your monkey on an island, although in some spots like the title, it doesn't change which doesn't make it a fully effective screen saver to prevent burn-in/out.
This is redone arcade & card games w/island theme as well as each level is it's own game. Such as in Beach bash, you ALWAYS start with 3 balls, it's much slower then breakout/archanoid (thankful for faster powerup dropped by bird) & though has moving obstacles at some levels, this game doesn't want you to nail bite or freak out as you play like regular arcade games, but be more relaxed. The default in all games is to start at the level that last wasn't completed, you never start from scratch.
Each game has several to MANY levels as well as some have difficulty levels to keep up playability in long term. All games are controlled by mouse movement, not keyboard. All levels are chosen by destination dots & level bosses with Xs circling 1-3 islands.
sudoku, 4 levels, 4 types of difficulty
Bejeweled w/fruit w/unusual shape boards to make it harder, as well as ice can form on idle squares if you don't keep matching which makes it even more difficult. I'm stuck on level 13 & seems like there are at least 34 levels.
Water Words - letters are in bubbles & you try to form words of at least 4 letters by clicking on letters that are next to each other.
you control a monkey who side scroller using the mouse to go up/down faster/slower to collect all the bananas & avoid wooden barrels in the water, rocks, spiders who come down, parana who jump up, crocodiles, birds, blowfish? in the air & etc. You can occasionally pick up coconuts to knock them off, but you don't get many, this is mainly avoidance game. There are 52 levels, the bosses are large blowfish that shoot bubbles that can harm you & rocks & are very easy to beat. Very cute & relaxing game & good for reflexes & watching out, nothing to think about much, but fun. Good for relaxing, very young kids or easy way to get dollars to unlock more games. Once you unlock all the levels in order, you can replay them at any level anytime.
Jungle Jump -
like Parasail, only you have to jump often & use vines to get across. More like a platformer & side scrolls, it has more obstacles like plants above who shoot down things, and being faster with jumping, etc. Sill pretty easy & relaxing. Has 72 levels & like the first, you can choose a level once all are completed in order once.
Mahjong using triangles so it's a bit different, but still overall the same. I'm stuck on level 37 out of more then 65+ & you can replay any level that was completed.
Shell Game - yeah, find the ball under 3 shells as they move VERY fast to gamble for more sand dollars. You are forced to bet, $5 1st time, $10 2nd time .... $130 6th time, $180 7th time & at $330 the 10thtime it gets way too fast. If you miss, you re-bet the same amount.
Bowling on a narrow dock w/coconuts to glass bottles using the mouse left/right, then have to push fwd w/mouse which means you can miss if your fingers don't go how you want, very fun. There are 5 types: Beach bowl is regular, Sunset View has the dock constantly waving back/forth so you have to time it right, Midnight Lane is at night as well as the glass bottles amount & configuration change each of the 10 times giving it more a puzzle feel. Windy Beach adds... wind, though not a # amount, but difficult enough that you have to be very good w/pushing the ball accurately. Crab's Challenge has a little crab moving back systematically until the ball gets close & will try to knock it off, he also changes position each time.
Beach Bash -
Arkanoid/Breakout w/beach theme. Has static & moving obstacles, collecting of droped fruit, bird dropping multi, very large, faster, slower & fire powerups to help often. On level 49 out of 78+. Instead of bar, have crab throwing coconut.
Puffer Popper - Zuma clone w/beach theme, starfish & coconuts to break up some bubbles, bit harder to aim due to the curving course. I'm stuck on level 26 of 60+ levels.
Has 3 levels - Tde pool: play every card, Flower: play every 2 cards & Jungle: every 3 cards. you can go through the deck an infinite amount of times & no other settings, no time limit.
Great amount of arcade games & levels for good price w/good level progressions to get all levels of player skill.
video on youtube: /watch?v=Q2pjN_JxmlM