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Jones in the Fast Lane – Classic Game is Back!

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Jones In The Fast Lane Flash Game - Title I am thrilled this weekend! Ecstatic! I have been looking for a knockoff or even this original classic game, for at least a year now, hoping to introduce my kids to it and have some fun playing together!

This weekend I happen to visit the excellent Wikipedia page for this game, and noticed a link to a completely payable Flash Version of this game!! Even has the original Music and Sound Effects, amazing!!!

What is this game, you ask? It’s a board-game style Game of Life simulator. You simply play week by week, figuring out how much of the week’s time to allocate for various activities. Choose between eating (dohh), relaxing at home, working, or learning in Hi-Tech U. Of course you need to manage your budget through all of this and decide when to buy shiny new TV, move to better housing or try to find a better job.

Jones In The Fast Lane Flash Game - MenuThis is just high level, the game has great depth, and definitely teaches you some real skills useful in life out there.

Kids and I already played one big game, late into Friday! Silly computer won, but my youngest came in close second, and me 3rd (What!? I forgot how to play, Okay!). And today, I plan to have a big challenge match, at least one. Kids love it also, starting to realize that it isn’t an easy game to master. Really fun for the whole family! There are enough surprises (winning lottery, getting robbed, getting fired, etc) to keep it interesting from match to match.

Of course, lots of credit goes out to Sierra! I really loved them and their games. So sad that they lost their way and disappeared into corporate jungle of America nowadays. Also, Kevin Boye, whoever you are, Thanks a Ton for porting this to flash!!!

Play it now, right here!


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Comment by Mayar on 2009-02-17 11:14:01 -0500>

Comment by Mayar on 2009-02-17 11:14:01 -0500 #

I LOVE the guy who put this game on flash! Ohmygod Ive been DYING to get this game for years now! never thought of sreaching it online until today. Reminds me of the good ol days when the whole family gathered around to play this game. I think I will repeat this with my husband now 🙂

Comment by AndyG8 on 2009-03-24 08:29:33 -0500>

Comment by AndyG8 on 2009-03-24 08:29:33 -0500 #

WTF… oh my god…. Jones is back!!! YYEEAAHHH!!! seems like 15 years ago when I purchased my 386. How do I dontate to the person who answered my dreama. You rock!

Comment by Adi R on 2009-03-26 00:19:37 -0500>

Comment by Adi R on 2009-03-26 00:19:37 -0500 #

Click on the About button on the front page of that game, to see the genius behind it! It ain’t me… But Hats off, definitely!