Pong

Pong
Pong

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games, and is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. It was originally released by Atari Incorporated (Atari) in 1972. Just keep the ball bouncing back and forth.

Controls:
Use the mouse to control the paddle.

Asteroids

Asteroids
Asteroids

I love the classic game of Asteroids. At the time it was released in 1979 it introduced vector graphics to the world.  It was one of the most popular and influential games of all time and one of Atari’s first games. Asteroids uses vector graphics and a two-dimensional view that wraps around.

Controls:
Use the mouse to click Start.
Arrows to move.
space bar to shoot.

International Karate Plus

International Karate Plus
International Karate Plus (Click on the image to play)

International Karate Plus (IK+) was released in 1988 and was a massive hit on the Commodore 64, Amiga and Atari ST. I remember playing it on the C64 against my brother. It was one of the best karate games because besides the two players, there was always a third cpu player to go up against. The graphics were great for the Commodore 64 which only had a small palette of colors available and the graphic detail was great; the water would ripple in the background and birds would fly across the sky. The detail reminded me of California Games.

Controls:
Press 1 to start and reset.
Use the arrow keys to move and attack.
Down is leg sweep.
Down and towards at the same time to low kick
Up and towards to punch