Abandonware: Old games don’t die

Want to know what games made your father or older brother’s loins burn back in the 80s and 90s. A quick check of YouTube has produced three videos of memorable Abandonware games. Here’s a breakdown:

Blood

Prince of Persia

Paratrooper

As for the questions that come after viewing such gaming masterpieces: 1) Yes, that’s how daddy’s first-person shooter games look like. Don’t complain. You haven’t seen Wolfenstein yet. 2) Yes, the Prince of Persia was faceless and devoid of detail back in the 80s. The new ‘do, despite gaining acceptance among today’s youth, just won’t cut it for the older generations. 3) No, paratroopers are not S.E.A.L.

Abandonware: Retro-gaming at its finest

BloodAlways wondered what it would feel like playing the video games of your youth? Understandably, the younger generation, those belonging to the age of Gameboy and Playstation wouldn’t experience the same kind of nostalgia as those who had actually played games on relics like the Apple IIc or PC XT.

Dark Queen of KrynnWhat if you were given the chance to play these games? Would you go for action with something like Blood? Or perhaps you’re a strategy game type of gamer who’d go for Battletech: The Crescent Hawks’ Revenge? Role-playing games? Why not suit up and hie off on an adventure in the fantasy world of Krynn battling the Dark Queen or a host of Death Knights?

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