Classic Computer Games March 18, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Fun, Games.
Tags: atari, Games, gorillas, pong, qbasic
I remember the first time my older brothers played PONG. My little brother and I were speechless and watched with jaws dropped and in amazement. We held countless tournements and loved that black and white game. Looking at the games of today in comparison is absolutely unbelievable. We’ve come a long way.
Here’s a screenshot of Pong.
Here’s a video of the thrilling game action! (Note: this footage has not been enhanced in any way! What you see is exactly what we played!)
Here’s a TV commercial for the home edition of Pong!
Atari offered a boatload of fun games you could play at home such as baseball and breakout. Here’s a TV commercial with some famous faces including Pete Rose who learned early on about his future regarding the Hall of Fame.
Here’s another sad but true game we played. It was a DOS game called Qbasic Gorillas.
Here are the gorillas in action!
Here’s a modern 3D version of the classic old game
Some of you will laugh at these old games but they were pioneers and critical to the evolution of the modern computer video games. Think of them like the first men to walk on the moon. The technology might seem antiquated to us today but it was all state of the art in their time. So please think twice before mocking any of these classic computer games. Ok, you’re allowed to snicker at the gorilla game because we did too even back then. 🙂