A fine, fine album mixing all the things the Yardbirds did well...rock from a blues angle, pop, weird doomy instrumentals, unusual percussion, and the odd novelty song. In fact, though most Yardbirds fans have traditionally "dissed" this album because, gasp, Mickie Most produced it (he did a great job in my estimation and certainly DID know what was going on in pop), Little Games follows exactly the same format as Over, Under, Sideways Down: some pop, some blues, some awesome riff-heavy rock, a doomy instrumental, and a novelty song. It's a great record.
The Sundazed mono remaster sounds great...but, jeez, this is among the most "down-sized" packaging ever. A digipak one fold sleeve, no booklet (!), something the label always excelled at, no track-by-track list of players, nothing. I detract one star for that. Apparently, according to my insider info, EMI would only allow Sundazed to do this bare bones package (i.e. no booklet). It was either do it our way or no way. Very odd policy given EMI's own decent booklets. So...apparently Sundazed, our friends from Coxsackie, are not to blame.