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.
Released in 1984 by Nintendo, Duck Hunt was one of
the first games on the NES platform to use the 'light gun'. The basic idea of
this game is pretty simple - you're a duck hunter armed with a pistol and your
trusty dog. You have three shots to shoot one or two ducks each round. After ten
rounds of duck hunting (you'll probably be rather bored of shooting duck at this
point), you go to the shooting range and shoot at clay pigeons for another ten
rounds - although the dog is absent. The game is rather fun and satisfying
initially but gets old quickly. The sound effects are pretty much what you'd
expect for a game from the early 1980s - that is, awful by todays standards -
gameplay and graphics are simple - but it remains a classic and is fun to play
every once in a while.
Special Instructions : Be patient for this game to load. To fire your
pistol click your mouse button.
Strangely addictive game that I remember playing on my
old Amstrad PC back in the day when Windows and MS-DOS was still in its
embryotic stages. 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 that I remember
playing vividly on my 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.