Retro Gaming

By. Daniel Heminger

Daniel Heminger, Blog Reporter

Video games have come a long way since today’s adults sat down at a computer to play Pong or Donkey Kong. The newest-generation gaming consoles are as powerful as personal computers, and can accomplish many of the same things. And today’s games are increasingly realistic and technologically advanced. Social networking has even made its way into the video game industry with online gaming. Many gamers are starting to move back into retro games recently, even though retro game lack graphics they provide endless hours of entertainment for all ages. Since old games are so simple and don’t have very many buttons everyone from toddlers to seniors can play them. Retro games bring back old memories of being a child and opening your first Nintendo entertainment system or your dad showing you how to smash blocks in Super Mario Brothers 3. Retro gaming is also known as old school gaming, and is mainly playing and collecting older personal computer, console, or arcade games. Among the most popular of retro games are those produced around the 1980s and 1990s, and include video games from the systems of Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, Master System, Mega Drive, Super NES, and Game Boy. Games can be played on the actual hardware or through emulation, which is hardware or software or both that duplicates the functions of one computer system in another computer system that closely resembles the function of the other computer.Retro Gaming has become a motif in modern games. Modern games will limit the functions of hardware so that it looks more like the old style of gaming. Some retro game become so popular that the company’s end up making a remake of the game on a newer system or console. Through these next upcoming blogs I will discuss the 6 best retro games that were made.