When I was in elementary school and we got time to “work” in the computer lab or we had indoor recess, everyone was immediately hitting up Addicting Games or Newgrounds to test their mettle in hundreds of free flash games. It was the early 2000s, the Wild West of the internet era, so there were all kinds of crazy games available. Play as George Bush, defending the oval office from behind his desk with an assault rifle, as hordes of terrorists stream through the doors. Spank a monkey (literally) as hard as you can. Park a damn car. Nothing was off the table in the vast catalogue of flash games. And the simple yet addicting mechanics inspired a ton of the most popular iPhone games of the late 2000s. Here, I’m going to celebrate the most iconic of the crudely-rendered flash gems to come through the series of tubes. (Click the title of the game to play, but you have to be on desktop).