Category: Arcade

Screenshot from Aaargh! Condor

Aaargh! Condor Arcade category

You have ten seconds to defeat a large bird. This is ridiculous. I can’t stop playing it. Why is it good? Aaargh! Condor!

Title screen from Barrack

Barrack Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Barrack is a decent entry point for the weird world of Ambrosia Software, a company that takes arcade classics and fills them with crazy. This riff on JezzBall is scattershot but subtly improves the original.

Screenshot from battalion

battalion Action categoryArcade category

Andy Johnson’s mini monster movie is adorable and awkward, a cutesy Godzilla game working in the constraints of a niche computer platform.

Screenshot from Boom

Boom Arcade categoryMacintosh category

It’s not Bomberman. It’s not Doom. It’s Boom! It’s a shameless ripoff of both franchises that has enough verve to stand on its own.

Screenshot from Bouncer

Bouncer Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Bouncer is a matching game that doesn’t use its only trick well enough, but its short length partly excuses that.

Screenshot from Beebop

Breakout roundup Arcade category

Instead of writing a bunch of short articles about Breakout clones, here’s several of them put together! Maybe we’ll learn something more broadly about game clones by looking at them as a group.

Screenshot from Heroes

Heroes Arcade category

If you packed as many features as possible into a version of Snake, it might look like Heroes.

From Kobo Deluxe

Kobo Deluxe Arcade category

The awesome action in Kobo Deluxe moves so smoothly that you can play it without thinking.

Screenshot from Koji the Frog

Koji the Frog Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Koji seems oddly relaxed about all the ways he can die in this cute, simple game. Ribbit!

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