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Retro Game Videos

I was born the same year as the computer role-playing game. dnd was a text-based adventure written for PLATO, a computer-based education system that hosted the precusors to a huge number of modern applications, from MMORPGs and flight simulators, to chat rooms, IM and free cell. Having matured along with video games, I can get misty-eyed when I remember the times when video games were just a joystick and big, shiny fire button.

If you do, too, then you should check out this stroll down memory lane and see how many of the games featured you can name. I think I got 17 out of the 28:

  1. Galaxian
  2. Kangaroo
  3. ?
  4. Moon Patrol
  5. ?
  6. 1942
  7. Joust
  8. Frogger
  9. Pac Man
  10. Space Invaders
  11. Ms. Pac Man
  12. Berzerk
  13. ?
  14. ?
  15. Arkanoid
  16. ?
  17. Defender
  18. ?
  19. Galaga (I may have this one confused with Galaxian)
  20. Missile Command
  21. Donkey Kong
  22. ?
  23. Arkanoid (again)
  24. Asteroids
  25. ?
  26. ?
  27. Dragon's Lair
Bonus points to anyone (gnomie, this one should be right up your alley) who can name the ones I didn't know.

Afterwards, check out these two cool stop-animation homages to classic video gaming: Human Space Invaders, a stop-motion reenactment of a game of Space Invaders using people seated in a theater, and Game Over, a more creative stop-motion tribute to classic video games using candles, rocks, and bugs. Cool stuff for those of us who once saw Battlezone and said "mint!"

Comments on Retro Game Videos
  Comment from Anonymous Anonymous at Wednesday, October 04, 2006 5:12:00 AM
An excellent post my slightly older friend :)

For the time being let me just say:

1= Galaga
14= elevator action
19= Galaxian

Cheers!
  Comment from Anonymous Online Casinos at Monday, November 16, 2009 12:58:00 AM
Nice post! I so love playing retro games even if my friends tell me they're old. I just appreciate their being classic. :D

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