The 'Filler' Online Game

Filler: A free online strategy game

Screenshot of the free online game Filler
Filler.

What We Like

  • Very easy to learn how to play.

  • Super addictive.

  • Includes music.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires Flash.

  • It's easy to get bored after a while.

Filler is a fun  where the goal is to fill up 2/3 of the screen with the filler balls you make while avoiding the bouncy balls. Once you've filled up the screen, you'll clear the level and go onto the next.

As you go on through the levels, you'll see more bouncy balls and a limited number of filler balls you can create.

How Much Time You Can Waste With Filler

Filler has the potential to waste a ton of your time! This game has over 100 levels, and since they get increasingly more difficult, you'll use up lots of time trying to beat your friends.

This time waster has the potential to be played for weeks or even months.

How to Play Filler

  1. and read through the instructions if you'd like.

    Adobe Flash is required to play this game. You can , Firefox, and other by allowing any Flash related prompts you see when trying to start the game. You might instead have to open the browser's settings to turn on Flash.

  2. Click-and-hold your mouse button to create a big white filler ball. The longer you hold down, the bigger your filler ball will get.

  3. Release the mouse button to fully create your ball before a bouncy ball touches it.

    Watch out though, because the small bouncy balls will pop your filler ball while you're filling it.

  4. Continue creating more filler balls until the screen is 2/3 full of filler balls and you complete the level. The current level will end automatically when you reach 2/3 of the screen.

At the top of the screen is a percentage of the screen that's filled with filler balls, how much time you have left, how many filler balls you are still able to create, and how many lives you have. All of these will be figured into your final score.

Filler Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks we've discovered while playing Filler:

  • Move the mouse around on the screen to avoid the bouncy balls as you make your filler ball. This will increase the likelihood that you'll find a good spot to drop it.
  • You can trap the bouncy balls beneath piles of your filler balls, as well as in the corner of the screen below a large filler ball. As long as they're trapped they won't be able to destroy any filler balls that you're creating.
  • If you have a good number of filler balls that you can create, you can make these filler balls in the empty spaces between your existing filler balls. Since you're essentially making trapped filler balls, they are safe from the bouncy balls.
  • Get your first filler ball as big as you can. You have tons of open space to make it large and take advantage of it.
  • If you have extra filler balls to spare, consider using a few smaller ones to push the bouncy balls out of your way to make room for you to grow a bigger filler ball.
  • Use the bouncy balls to your advantage by letting them move your balls around the screen. Once they've done their job, you can use the empty spaces they create to make more filler balls.
  • Even if you lose the game, you can submit your score to compete with others.
  • Keep track of how many lives and balls you have left! You can't return to checkpoints in this game, so if you lose, you have to repeat all of those levels again.

What I Think About Filler

I really am addicted to Filler. I love getting the bouncy balls trapped and then making an easy time of creating more filler balls.

Filler is a challenging game and I have a tough time making it out of the levels in the high 20s. However, as much fun as it is, once you've reached levels in the 20s, it gets rather redundant and can easily become boring.

However, after years of discovering Filler, it's still one of my favorite time wasting games that I keep coming back to time after time.

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