All this week, we're rolling out new games that you — yes you! — can play on the SI Kids website! And if you like Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or Fruit Ninja, you're not going to miss any of them!
Here's what we have rolling out this week. A new game link will be added every day at noon, so be sure to check back tomorrow and the next day and the day after that!
By Allie Chinander
Ever wanted to run as fast as Usain Bolt? Now you can. The fastest man to ever walk the earth has taken a new form – virtually.
Bolt, Jamaica’s most decorated athlete and three-time track world record holder (not to mention six-time Olympic gold medalist), has taken a new stage as one of the characters in Imangi’s mobile game Temple Run 2.
For a limited time, you can add the Usain Bolt character to your copy of Temple Run 2 for $0.99 through an in-app purchase. Once you do, you can run, swing and slide their way around new obstacles and environments with Bolt’s lightning speed while celebrating your achievements in style with his signature pose.
While preparing for the IAAF World Championships later this moth, Bolt answered a few questions about his role in Temple Run 2, his real life experiences compared to the game and how much of a gamer he is himself.
Even in his spare time, former University of Michigan star Denard “Shoelace” Robinson can’t help but carve up defenses.
Virtual defenses, that is.
The NCAA’s all time-leader in career rushing yards by a quarterback appears on the cover of NCAA Football 14, the latest installment of EA’s best-selling college football franchise. This year’s edition introduces the Infinity Engine 2 (an upgrade to the physics engine from Madden 13), a revamped running game, and the addition of Coach Skills, which adds an RPG element to the ever-popular Dynasty Mode.
Shoelace took some time away from preparing for NFL training camp to chat with SI Kids about the game’s new features, his strategy as a play-caller and achieving his childhood dream of being on the cover.
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The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper had a pretty impressive first season in the major leagues. He was selected to the All-Star team and won the National League Rookie of the Year. The honors didn't stop coming this offseason — Harper was one of seven players in the running to be on the cover of the new MLB13: The Show video game. The other players were Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harper ended up finishing fifth behind the winning cover athlete, McCutchen, but since Harper is still only 20 years old, there is plenty of time for him to make it on the cover in the future.
SI Kids caught up with Harper to find out what he thinks about the new game. Check out the interview and see Harper's videos for the new game after the jump. More »
Being a legend in one sport doesn't necessarily translate to success in another. Former NFL running back Marshall Faulk learned that lesson the hard way from golf great Arnold Palmer. Palmer pokes fun at Faulk spending so much time "at the beach" as he struggles to hit a ball out of a bunker, but is kind enough to offer him the beverage that is named after him. All of this is to help promote the new video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.
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I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for Madden on the Wii U. Now, the actual game play you are already familiar with. It’s not quite as good as it is on Xbox 360 or PS3, the graphics aren’t as flawless as you might be used to, but it’s not going to ruin the game for you.
No, what I’m going to talk about is the play-calling. Because it’s the most exciting breakthrough Madden has had in… well, maybe ever. You read that right: The new play-calling system is AWESOME.More »