If you regularly play any real-time strategy or FPS games, you know how important quick reflexes can be. In a game like Counter-Strike or League of Legends, it can be the difference between a won or lost match. No one wants to be a loser, right?
Repetition is the key to getting better at almost anything, and that holds true with gaming as well. The more you play, the better you should get. However, honing your skills with peripherals like the mouse or keyboard and sharpening your reflexes is something that can help you in general. Games that require no knowledge or game sense and rely completely on skill with the mouse or keyboard act as a way to universally improve you as a gamer, and that’s what I’ve got for you in this article!
Cursor Invisible is a very simple game that is strangely addicting.
Upon clicking to start, you have three seconds to click on the targets that pop up on the screen before your cursor turns completely invisible (as the title suggests). During those three seconds, you better hope that you’ve learned to make a connection between the distance you drag your mouse and the speed of your cursor, because your round is over after a single miss-click
Cursor Invisible doesn’t make it easy on you, either. The mouse sensitivity, acceleration, and speed are all different from your default settings. This forces you to quickly play with the cursor and make quick relationships to understand how your cursor maneuvers in the game. It’s a great way to become more skilled with your mouse.
The best gamers should be able to move the cursor in a single, quick flick to get it from point A to point B, and this game helps you practice doing that.
AimBooster is actually very similar to Cursor Invisible, just a little more forgiving.
In AimBooster, you choose between Training and Challenge modes. The Training mode allows you to control how many targets pop up per second, time per target, the size of the target, and the conditions of a loss. The Challenge mode is the same game, just without the leeway of tinkering with the options.
After your game ends, you’re given accuracy and time stats. You’re also shown a chart that shows every single one of your clicks, so you can see how near to the bulls-eye each of your clicks were.
AimBooster is a great way to bring up your accuracy with the mouse, as well as your reaction time.
Everyone who has played Flash games has probably heard of this game by now.
Curve Ball is like Pong on steroids. In Curve Ball, you win by using your paddle, controlled by the mouse, to hit the ball at a curved angle so that your CPU opponent cannot react quickly enough to return the hit. There are levels that get progressively harder, and after a certain amount of misses you’re out of lives and must start over.
Playing Curve Ball is a great way to learn to react quickly and control your mouse with clutch accuracy.
Which of these three is your favorite? Try playing each of them at least once before getting into any competitive gaming session. They’re great warm-ups! Let me know what you think in the comments.