The Y8 website offers free online and mobile games available in the major platforms, such as Android, Shockwave and Flash. The Y8 website has thousands of online games for single-player and multi-player games that are either educational or just entertaining, says About.com.
Players online and in the Android mobile atmosphere access Y8 through the Friv network. Friv includes variations on the Y8.com name, including Y8.org. Search the Y8 website for specific game names and release dates, or search the desired genre, such as action or adventure games. Y8 means the 8 yen, referring to the eighth year in the history of something. With 356 game categories targeting younger and older gamers, parental guidance is suggested to shield young users from the more violent and suggestive games, according to About.com.
Educational games, such as those teaching math, science and various cognitive skills, help players sharpen the mind, states About.com. Inserting popular video game characters, such as Mario, have an added appeal to users familiar with older video game platform and characters. The site also uses famous characters to attract users to the games. One games uses a likeness of former President George W. Bush in a storyline that has the character running a hot dog stand to earn money after the completion of his presidential term, states About.com.