March 2, 2013 by jonmillymiles
In my opinion, I can’t help but feel that the absence of snazzy graphics and sound meant that the designers had to concentrate on good game play. This led to games that were fun over beautiful with better balance and original game mechanics. Therefore I believe that in order to be an excellent game designer today we must look at these elegant games and learn from them before turning our hands to building the games of the 21st century.
While looking at classic 2D space games I came across a website that will let you play the old arcade classics at www.classicgamesarcade.com. I found the space shooter Asteroids, this is a classic game with no detail but still contains a lot of fun. The gameplay is very simple and easy to understand which makes it fun and understandable to all ages. I like how that your spaceship is basically a triangle that shoots dots, when they hit the asteroids they will get smaller and fly randomly across the screen, then when you get so far with the level a spaceship will come along and will try to shoot you. Even though this game doesn’t look the best I would suggest this t anyone I personally found this game to be a lot of fun to play. The link is below.