Prehistoric classic games

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Pong

Defender

Breakout

Snake


Then, I've forgotten the name of one... it's a snake variant.

There's the rectangle playfield (screen)

Then, depending on the difficulty there are moving dots within the playfield

You, the player can move safely aound the edges of the playfield. The goal of the game is to box in the moving dots (enemies) by drawing lines in the playfield.

You can draw either vertical and horizontal lines, and when they connect to the edges, the part of the playfield which is not occupied by the enemy is filled. And the playfield is smaller.

What is it called?

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And, I forgot to mention frogger
 

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Too new, this game can be expressed in two colours
 

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Kix or Qix (Arcade) or as it was known on the BBC Micro, Frenzy

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTRZEmNycXE
 

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Yes! Thank you so much

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Can't belive that I forgot pac man and asteroids.

Now, I know pac man is a bit newer, and that we're geting out of the prehistoric era... but it's one of the border games..

Btw, the defender game I was thinking of is called missile command :)

And it's seems it's Qix.
 

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Space invaders!! :)

That was too old, they used colour membranes for colour!

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Also:

Tron, Tank, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Galaxians...

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My mum's favourite too. She was the best player in da house back then. She managed to finished all the levels and started from the beginning.:roll:
 

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My all time favourite. 10p & play all day with extra space ships right off the screen & into Ram. :mrgreen:
'Twas as laggy as hell when the rocks all fired up again. I could hit those little space ships with one shot (single dot pixel) whilst racing up & down or accross the screen. :cool:

Some machines as above had better fire buttons than others & good ones meant you could tap the button sideways using 2 fingers getting a bigger & more compact burst of fire. A whole rock would dissapear in one burst if you got it right. Always wanted one in my pad & to this day, never have. :|

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