Posts Tagged ‘retro’

What if your Atari 2600 was internet connected, had achievements and leaderboards, DLCs and the like.

well, this pacman video shows what it would look like.

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First of, if you’re into retro gaming or arcades and haven’t seen Disney’s Wreck-it-Ralph yet, maybe you should do something about it. Disney made a good job making nods to classic videogames.

In Wreck-it-Ralph, arcade game characters live a life outside of their designed games. For the movie, they created “new” games – both “recent” and “retro” to convey their story. But they certainly based themselves in what already existed.

The main game “Fix-it Felix Jr.” is clearly a nod to “Donkey Kong Jr.” way of sequelling.  On an arcade standpoint, look at their cabinets: Disney certainly used old Nintendo cabinets for their promotion, likely just reskinning Donkey Cabinets.

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The game itself resemble an inverted Rampage – you’d play the guy having to fix up after building demolition. Not too shabby for retro game play. They should have released real arcades for promotion in movie theaters while the movies was still out there, instead of just publicity stunts once in a while. Not only of the main game, but also the two other games visited by the characters – one is a crossover between Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and is named Hero’s Duty, the other one is a Mario Kart ripoff in a candyland style racing game named Candy Rush…. even the cabinet is at least inspired by Mario Kart GP.
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Today Google feel like celebrating the Roswell incident’s 66th birthday by introducing a doodle game.

You are surely aware of google doodles, those altered google logos on the main google page. Often they are just cute, sometimes they are animated, and on occasions they are interactive games. That’s the way they decided to go with Roswell this year.

You can give it a try. It gives about the same feeling as playing E.T. on the Atari 2600 (yeah, its about that good)

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Aside for better graphics, you get the same feeling – you’re some extraterrestrial on a planet and you move around without knowing what to do or how to do it. You’re supposed to retrieve something, somehow, by collecting things and moving around.

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Ahhh…. that odd feeling of being on the wrong planet!