If you haven't played this all time classic game it must be because you've been hiding out in a shack on top of a mountain in Montana for the last 20+ years. The object of the game is to move around the small yellow blob (Pacman) and chomp up the white dots. Oh, and watch out for Blinky, Pinky, Inkey, and Clyde (the spooky ghosts).
Special Instructions : Use mouse to click 'Start' , Use your arrow keys to move Up/Down Left an Right. Press "M" to Mute/Unmute sound, and "P" to Pause/Unpause the game.
This game will test your memory, and, ultimately, your sanity. The object of the game is to memorize Simon's sequence of lights. On that note,does anyone remember those Simon commercials in the '80s? How could you forget! :)
Special Instructions : Use your mouse to click start and click the color bars.
You can't get anymore retro than this classic shoot-em-up game. Yes, the graphics are chunky - a far cry from X-Box or PS2 standards - but at the time it seemed like 'space-age' technology.
Special Instructions : Space Bar = Fire, Move Left / Right using your arrow keys.
You are the frog and your task is to make it across the road without being hit by traffic, and finally make it across the river by skilfully hitching a ride on the floating logs. Sounds simple enough, but it's the end pockets which are the hardest - and watch out for those pesky crocodiles!
Special Instructions : Left/Right : User your left/right arrows. To move up/forward - use Up arrow.
Classic 'left-to-right' shoot em' up game from the days of the old Atari 2600. An impressive yet quite challenging action/shooter game with its unique 3D graphics, funky techno background music - and its revolutionary gameplay, that's still good even by todays standards - Ok, maybe not - but Moon Patrol excels in so many areas that it's sure to please diehard Atari 2600 fans.
Special Instructions : Move left/right : use your Left/Right arrow keys, Jump : Up arrow, Fire : Space Bar
Tetris is life. Think about it : As time passes, life's little problems incessantly pour down in chunks. Somehow, someway, you must conquer these hurdles, fitting them together so you can move on. Ok, maybe I'm taking the metaphor too far. In any case, this is one of the all time classic games and it was Alexey Pajitnov who created Tetris on an Electronica 60 while working for the Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Tetris was released in the United States in 1986. The game's popularity was tremendous, and many were instantly hooked - it was a software blockbuster.
Special Instructions : Use your mouse to click 'Play', then choose a level to start at. Up arrow to rotate shapes, Down/Left/Right arrow keys to move shapes, press P to pause
In the years after Star Wars, anything involving outer space, speedy interstellar craft and dangerous battles was considered golden. Into this arena of sci-fi fantasy came Atari Asteroids, one of the most enduring hits in video game history. Atari recipe for addiction consisted of the following: one screen, five buttons, one ship, a few UFO, and several ship-smashing asteroids. Smack dab in the center of the action was your triangle-shaped spacecraft, adrift in a sea of space rocks. The Blasting large, slow-moving asteroids turned them into two medium-sized, speedier asteroids. Another blast at the medium asteroids split them into small, fast-moving asteroids, which could be vaporized with one more shot. Thus, if you started firing wildly into fields of big asteroids, you would likely end up in an even bigger mess than you started with, facing a swarm of tiny, zippy asteroids. The controls allow you to rotate left and right, thrust, warp into hyperspace, and most importantly, to fire your blaster at the rocky menaces. For a generation of video game addicts, Asteroids will always mean simple graphics, stressful and addictive gameplay, and dreams of high-scoring glory.
Special Instructions : Use your mouse to click start, Space bar = Fire , Up arrow key to thrust, Left/Right arrow keys to move left/right
You may not remember Star Castle - actually, I didn't either - but visually this game (released in 1980) uses the same 'vector graphics' that are seen in games such as Asteroids and Battlezone. Vector graphics are, as seen in the screen shot to the right, simple lines to create objects - and while it may seem cheesey compared to present day graphics, they were considered cutting edge stuff back in the '70s and early '80s. This was also one of the first games to use an experimental artificial intelligence to harrass the game player's ship. A barely noticable feature of the game from our perspective, but a fundamental element of all video games today. Your task in Star Castle is to break through the three layers of walls and destroy the central behemoth. Success in this game is primarily determined by how well you can control your ship.
Special Instructions : Use the space bar to fire, move around using your arrows keys.