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A collection of old but classic Arcade Games. Still some of the most enjoyable simple games around. You can't beat the classics!

Street Fighter 2

StreetFighter 2

Probably the best fighting game of all time!

JetPac

JetPac

Remake of the classic Spectrum Game Jetpac. If you ever owned a Spectrum you probally played this for hours! If you didn't then give it a go.

PAC MAN

Pacman

If you haven't played this all time classic game it must be because you've been hiding out in a shack on top of a mountain for the last 20+ years. The object of the game is to move around the small yellow blob (Pacman) and chomp up the white dots. Oh, and watch out for Blinky, Pinky, Inkey, and Clyde (the spooky ghosts).

Instructions : Use mouse to click 'Start' , Use your arrow keys to move Up/Down Left an Right. Press "M" to Mute/Unmute sound, and "P" to Pause/Unpause the game.
Space Invaders

Space Invaders

You can't get anymore retro than this classic shoot-em-up game. Yes, the graphics are chunky - a far cry from X-Box or PS2 standards - but at the time it seemed like 'space-age' technology :-) .

Instructions : Space Bar = Fire, Move Left / Right using your arrow keys.
Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

This classic game first appeared at the arcades in 1981, and was the first to introduce such characters as Mario, Donkey Kong and Peach. Donkey Kong was the product of a Nintendo artist named Shigeru Miyamoto. Miyamoto did the entire game himself (even the music), the only help he got was with the name. He and a manager decided they'd call it "Donkey Kong" because "kong" would imply a gorilla was involved, and "donkey" was used because their Japanese-to-English dictionary said it meant "stubborn, wily, and goofy." The story : Donkey Kong has stolen Mario's girlfriend and taken her to the top of a steel structure. You move Mario over girders and up ladders, leap over tumbling barrels, dodge lethal fireballs and jump onto fast-moving elevators, trying to rescue Mario's girlfriend from Donkey Kong

Instructions : Space Bar to jump; Use your left/right arrow keys to move from left to right, etc. To climb ladders use your Up arrow For some reason you may have to die once before the keys start to work.
Simon

Simon

This game will test your memory, and, ultimately, your sanity. The object of the game is to memorize Simon's sequence of lights. Not sure if Simon was an old arcade game but I remeber getting one for Christmas a long time ago.

Instructions : Use your mouse to click start and click the color bars.
Frogger

Frogger

Strangely addictive game that I remember playing on my mates dragon 32, long before Windows and MS-DOS. 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!

Instructions : Left/Right : User your left/right arrows. To move up/forward - use Up arrow
Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

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

Tetris

Tetris

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.

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

Pong

Pong

Pong, while not the first videogame, was the first coin-op arcade game and the first mainstream videogame that was available to almost everyone. The origins of Pong lie with an abstract tennis game created with an old oscilloscope and some vacuum tubes by Willy Higinbotham way back in 1958. What eventually became "Pong" was a pretty simple game with simple rules - hit the ball across the playing field and try your best to hit it past your opponents paddle on the other side.

Instructions : Use your mouse to guide your paddle up and down.
Asteroids

Asteroids

In the years after Star Wars, anything involving outer space, speedy interstellar craft and dangerous battles was considered golden. Into this arena of sci-fi fantasy came Atari’s Asteroids, one of the most enduring hits in video game history. Atari’s recipe for addiction consisted of the following: one screen, five buttons, one ship, a few UFO’s, and several ship-smashing asteroids. Smack dab in the center of the action was your triangle-shaped spacecraft, adrift in a sea of space rocks. The Blasting large, slow-moving asteroids turned them into two medium-sized, speedier asteroids. Another blast at the medium asteroids split them into small, fast-moving asteroids, which could be vaporized with one more shot. Thus, if you started firing wildly into fields of big asteroids, you would likely end up in an even bigger mess than you started with, facing a swarm of tiny, zippy asteroids. The controls allow you to rotate left and right, thrust, warp into hyperspace, and most importantly, to fire your blaster at the rocky menaces. For a generation of video game addicts, Asteroids will always mean simple graphics, stressful and addictive gameplay, and dreams of high-scoring glory. Instructions : Use your mouse to click start, Space bar = Fire , Up arrow key to thrust, Left/Right arrow keys to move left/right

 

Starcastle

Star Castle

You may not remember Star Castle - actually, I didn't either - but visually this game (released in 1980) uses the same 'vector graphics' that are seen in games such as Asteroids and Battlezone. Vector graphics are, as seen in the screen shot to the right, simple lines to create objects - and while it may seem cheesey compared to present day graphics, they were considered cutting edge stuff back in the '70s and early '80s. This was also one of the first games to use an experimental artificial intelligence to harrass the game player's ship. A barely noticable feature of the game from our perspective, but a fundamental element of all video games today. Your task in Star Castle is to break through the three layers of walls and destroy the central behemoth. Success in this game is primarily determined by how well you can control your ship.

Instructions : Use the space bar to fire, move around using your arrows keys.

Snake

Snake

This was the only game on our school network back in the dark days before the internet. I spent most of my computer lessons playing this at the back of the class. Its strange but I sill enjoy it!

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Original shoot the ducks game. Get some feathers flying!