Game Saturday is back. Today's game is not a game but an entire collection of games. Crozza Games is a collection of classic game remakes which you can download individually from the developer website or as an all-in-one package from Major Geeks (71 games and counting).
The games are remakes of classic computer and arcade games of the 80s, and they should run fine on any computer running Windows.
To give you a short list of games that you can play remakes of: Asteroids, Snake, Space Invaders, Solitaire Collection, Donkey Kong, Pacman, Rick Dangerous II, Galaxian, Frogger, Missile Command, Centipede and dozens more.
The games are all portable, and you can run them from any location on your computer. Most games have a size between 1 and 5 Megabytes; some will run in window mode by default, others directly in fullscreen mode.
Some of the controls are listed on the start screen (press Ctrl or Space to start for instance). You move with the cursor keys usually, and use Ctrl or Space usually to interact with the game environment, and the Esc-key exits the game. Some games support joysticks as well.
The games are not 1:1 copies of the original classic games, but remakes. You get different graphics, but the overall gameplay is the same.
Pacman for instance still tries to collect all dots in the level while avoiding to be caught by ghosts (and hunting them if you eat the powerup).
Galaxian is another all-time classic game. You try to defeat wave after wave of aliens with your spaceship that is stuck at the bottom of the screen. You can only move left and right, and shoot.
The originals were published on lots of systems, for instance the ZXspectrum, the Vic20, the Amstrad CPC or as Arcade exclusives.
The selection of games is probably most interesting to gamers who started gaming in the 80s. They can take a trip down memory lane and check out games they played as kids or young adults. One of the core benefits of the collection is that you can play the games on modern computer systems without having to resort to emulation.
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