Arcade Classics

In anticipation of #ReadyPlayerOne – here are some links to some games based on the Arcade Classics mentioned in the book and listed in order that I recall playing them the most (some due in part to having an Atari 2600 and not every game system that came out – so some games I had to wait until I went to my cousins house – he had an NES….and Donkey Kong and Mario and Duck Hunt….)

PacMan

Space Invaders

Asteroids

Yars Revenge (the first game we borrowed from a friend – and binge played!)

Frogger

Defender (x is the fire button)

Centipede

Dig Dug

Q-bert (I like to remember this being my sisters favourite – at least I remember we got a board game version)

Pitfall

Golden Axe

Empire Strikes Back (this is not the original – but a scratch version!)

Galaga (very similar to Space Invaders)

Donkey Kong

Adventure

Contra

Joust (I never really got the hang of this one)

Burgertime (I remember this one being a bit weird)

 

If you missed what may be the worst game ever : ET The Extra Terrestrial emulator

and the game that got me through the 90s: Tetris

 

And a complete list of games referenced in the book: http://readyplayerone.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Video_Games