Remember This Game?

If you remember this game, I know your age. And you know mine.

Pac Man - Good enough to be eaten!
Pac Man cupcakes! Thanks to Jo who sent me this pic...

When this game first burst into the scene, I was a pre-pubescent kid.
In those days, the best I got was that we had a video player! Imagine. That was our technology back then. And a phone. A house phone where you had to turn the dial a few times! But that was our technology.
And then ATARI came into my life.
And with it, came Pac Man.
You must know Pac Man celebrated its 30th anniversary this year and Google paid tribute to this game which back then enthralled me to no end.
I fought my sisters to play this game on our ATARI set, a luxury back then.
Don’t you love classic games like this?
Speaking of games, tomorrow I’ll be joining some (younger) friends to go play DOTA at Infinity, a cybercafe here in Jalan Sungai Dua. I’ve never played DOTA. It looks daunting. But then again, I’ve never really played these network cybergames either. It will be an experience!
If digital games are a clue to our evolution as humans, we’ve come a long way!

8 thoughts on “Remember This Game?”

  1. I used to love playing Pac Man – it is actually quite a tough game when you get to the higher levels. My kids find it challenging but it was a good clean game. I used to fight with my sisters for the Apple IIe computer, remember those too? I wrote a post about those games – don’t know if you recognise any of those.
    Take care!

    • I never had a computer so whatever games I played was at the school PC lab (which is always a fight for PCs!). The boys always monopolized the PCs. In those days, I recall a computer costing about RM15K or so. My best pal always told me how much the PC cost as we’d both fantasize over owning our own PC. That was when I was about 8 or 9 years old and already wanting technology in my life.

    • Ya DOTA was really fun….I had a patient teacher in Noel. Noel didn’t roll his eyes at us so it made learning so much easier. Once you get the concept of getting the ‘recipe’ and getting the ‘tools’ as well as accumulating enough gold to buy your tools, DOTA is quite sensible fun. But lots of characters to learn about, what special ability each character has, what he or she can do, what magic etc. I can see how it becomes totally addictive. Go try it with a friend who plays DOTA reasonably well and I bet ya, you’ll be hooked.

    • Marsha, by knowing what ATARI is, we all show our age! But you know, I’d rather be in my 30s now than ever. I think growing older is a process that one can only appreciate once you get there. Physically I want to be still 21 but fat hope right. So OK, I accept being in my 30s and I work on the insides – getting myself young in the mind is good enough for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Centipede and space invaders were my favourite. Used to have to go down to my Uncle’s place to play, coz cousin had the console.
    I grew up developing my thumbs (aka nintendinitis) playing Mario on the SNES 64 bit. Heheh..


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