MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 6 a.m.
ASCII's 1986 platformer ushered in what would become known as the "Metroidvania" genre for the classic titles that would follow.
Continue reading this post » WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
There you are sitting down, thinking on an adventure, or perhaps a dungeon, you want to write it down. You scramble around unable to find graph paper and when you use normal lined paper it just looks…off. Well I’ve your solution right here in this blog.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
Mon., July 25, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Arriving at a village in the midst of a celebration the players are welcomed with open arms. However at night in this small village, strange things happen to strangers. This is a light-hearted self-enclosed side quest for those who might want to change things up.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
Mon., April 11, 2016, 8 a.m.
There is a fourth hidden genre of games. One that is more potent, accessible and unbound. Instead of bending players to fit its universe, this genre is designed to kowtow to the will of the players. It is the generic. It is the universal. All are one in this game genre. The only restriction is imagination.
Continue reading this post » FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 6 a.m.
The 1980s were the heyday of both coin-op arcades and WWF Superstars like Hulk Hogan and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. Enjoy the wonderful cocktail both provide with this week's free game.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 8:47 a.m.
MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 6 a.m.
The franchise may be dead (for now), but Mega Man was king in the 1980s and '90s with a series of non-linear action platformers that were fiendishly difficult. The Internet Archive gives you a bite-sized taste of the action with the 1995 handheld port, free in your browser!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2015
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 6 a.m.
For the 35th anniversary of Namco's classic, we break our non-free-to-play rule and bring you a mobile version of Pac-Man that serves up an endless runner with familiar mechanics.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 2015
Mon., Sept. 7, 2015, 6 a.m.
Pac-Man fever hit the U.S. in the early 1980s, and several companies tried to ride the coattails of Namco's classic. Italy-based developer Zaccaria put a spin on the formula, casting you as a drug-taking bank robber fleeing from the cops. Really.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2015
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015, 6 a.m.
Independent developers Bluemoon, out of Estonia, developed "SkyRoads" in three months and released it as shareware in 1993. You can play the space racing title for free in your browser!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015, 6 a.m.
One of Atari's first hits, which saw input from Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, is available to play free, in your browser, straight from Atari!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
Mon., July 27, 2015, 6 a.m.
It's the dog days of summer, and if you can't be on the river relaxing with a cold beverage, we've got you covered with Atari's 1988 arcade classic.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
Mon., July 20, 2015, 6 a.m.
It's a jungle out there. Try to tame it with Activision's 1982 classic, Pitfall, widely considered one of the first great platformers, free in your browser!
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
Mon., July 13, 2015, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
Mon., July 6, 2015, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
Mon., June 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
Long for the days when infiltrating a base in video games was more about superior firepower than stalking corridors? Commando may be right for you.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
Mon., June 15, 2015, 6 a.m.
Do you prefer your brawlers with a bit of sass? Check out this Sega Technical Institute classic, which appeared on the Genesis 20 years ago this August.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
Mon., June 8, 2015, 6 a.m.
Taito's arcade beat 'em up is one of the few Superman games that hasn't been awful. You can play it for free at the Internet Archive.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
Mon., June 1, 2015, 6 a.m.
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
Mon., May 25, 2015, 6 a.m.
Get your vertical space-shooting fingers ready, as Epic Games' "Tyrian 2000" is available for free download this week in the Tech Deck.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
Mon., May 18, 2015, 6 a.m.
Step into the shoes of great Jedi heroes in this week's free offering, the Game Gear version of Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
Mon., May 11, 2015, 6 a.m.
Do you like "Fallout"? Want to battle monsters in an irradiated hellscape using old-school RPG techniques? Well, hey, we've got a free game for you this week...
Continue reading this post » MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
Mon., April 27, 2015, 6 a.m.
Head back to the age of the World War II shooter this week with Illusion Softworks' "Hidden & Dangerous," a tactical third- and first-person shooter from the creators of the "Mafia" series.
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