We’re are now in a new era of video games in which the games we play look so real and it’s hard to tell where we came from.
One question to ask is there anyone that sometimes feels nostalgic and wants to play old school games like Pac-Man or E.T.?
Fortunately, there is a way to reminisce on the good old days thanks to the Internet Archive.
They host a Historical Software Collection, giving people the chance to play classic games online.
This is much better than trying to find that old Atari or Apple hidden somewhere in the deep abyss known as your basement.
Now let’s get this classic train rolling and have some fun!
But you can also play it online and decide whether the game is good or bad. Warning: when you fall in a pit, it’s really hard to get out.
The next stop on this train is a game that we all should know in Pac-Man. The Atari 2600 version wasn’t as pretty as the arcade version, but it was still surprisingly solid.
When you play this one online, keep in mind that F1 is the “start” key and the number pad on the keyboard is used for movement.
Another classic that brought me great joy was Pitfall! also on the Atari 2600. It featured running, jumping and even crocodiles.
Timing the jumps is the main skill here and while the sound doesn’t work yet, I can hear the bleeps and bloops in my head while playing.
Do your best and try not to fall into the pits!
The final stop on this train of classic games is Castle Wolfenstein. This game introduced concepts later used more effectively in first-person shooters.
Play it to see “the grandfather of the FPS.”
You can sound off in the comments section below about the games listed or a classic game you enjoyed playing.