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Old School 8-Bit Still Rulz!

old-school-gamesBy Nick Maker

Old games suck! They’re boring to look at and they’re not even fun! At least to the ignorant audience, because to them I’ll just laugh so hard my lungs need a transplant after this article.

I love all kinds of games; old, new, retro, occasionally some strategy games here and there. But I get the most out of when I pop up my old N64 or Gamecube and play some of my old games, or get to a game I never played it when I was a kid.

Sometimes I get a step further and go beyond what I played. Before I wasn’t even born yet, I’ll play some old school games from the SNES, NES, and even the Atari and Commodore 64. I don’t play them a lot but once in a while when I watched some gaming article that said one particular game was popular during that time, I would try it out.

In this article I’ll teach you that old school games haven’t gone out of style, but instead it has become a renaissance of gaming. I heard that triple-A titles are over-saturated ideas like the FPS and couldn’t find original ideas! While indie developers found plenty of ideas, most of it in a style of 8 or 16 bit or even a 2d platform style (which I thought that is kind an old school.) Older people love those games and gave them high praise but the new younger generation found them kind a boring, just because of the gameplay and style. Oh you kids and your FPS and your whippersnapper new HD console (SLAP) wake up and stop acting arrogant. If you don’t like it fine, but give it a try and you’ll know that without these old school games, your favorite games wouldn’t be in this new generation now would it?

Let me list some of the games that were fun and easy to play. Shovel Knight is the best indie old school style game from 2014 and is still going popular! Super Metroid, Super Meat Boy, and even freaking original Super Mario Bros. is still considered a fun game to this day! My current game I’ve been playing for this month is You Have to Win the Game, which is a free game from Steam and it captures the Commodore 64 style and it is pretty fun even if it has no plot point.

Look, don’t focus on the looks of a game because you wouldn’t care anyway if you’re having fun, right? So go explore some old school games and see that they can still be fun even to this day!

About Nick… “I am a studious person who loves reading and loves researching about virtually anything! I play the piano and every year I have to give a performance in a church. I love video games – especially when it’s a puzzle and action game. I would like to become a programmer one day in the field of computer science. I love my family so much, even if we drive each other crazy sometimes, we’re still one big happy family.”

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