Retro games are highly popular even today and various websites such as 8bit, 8bbit, retrogames.com, retrogames.cz and even another website such as Go strategy games, Go action games, Maze Cracker offering classic games and other games based upon those retro hits. In the last post, 5 among the 10 highest played retro games online were mentioned. Here are the rest of the 5 from the list.
6.Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 is one of the highest played Mario franchise game ever featuring a platform game released in 1996. The game was the very first of the Super Mario series with 3D gameplay. Mario is supposed to explore the castle of Princess Peach and required to be rescued from the main antagonist Bowser. The game was appeared to be experimental and revolutionary considering the graphics and the change in the visual gameplay. Instead of the linear movements, the game presents larger opportunities to explore the 3D space in the game but still maintain Mario’s staple authenticity with it as well.
Contra is one of the most popular run-and-gun game which is developed as well as published by the Konami. Needless to say how Contra was stapled video game among the young players for decades and especially in that vintage gaming era. It was again one of those most popular multiplayer game which is ideally played with your friends or siblings. It was the classic big-gun side-screen scroller game where your friend always takes away the dropped guns. Remember? It was quite a fun back then and the game still leads in the top 10 retro games to be played online. There has been a quite number of contra sequels released after the success of the first one. Contra was the game at that which almost showed 3D structures in the game, not completely but quite like pseudo-3D graphics.
Battle City is one of the foundational games in the ‘ tank shooting’ genre. It is a multi-directional tank shooting 8-bit classical video game which was the highly popular game of all time. You will be controlling a tank who suppose to destroy all the enemies tanks around the maze or the playfield. Enemy tanks also will be trying to attack your base as well which might be represented with eagle or Phoenix or something. There are around 35 stages with distinctive challenges to cross in order to win the battle. You are supposed to use key ‘X’ to shoot and arrow keys to move left, right, up and down.
Dig Dug appeared to be quite a popular arcade game which was developed as well as published by Namco in Japan in the year of 1982. The player controls the character which needs to digs down to the ground and makes their own passage. Also, you are supposed to be avoiding these underground enemies. You can eliminate your enemies by either dropping rock stones on them where you need to be quite strategic about it or pumping them enough until they go ‘boom’. A lot of online games has adapted this game in their perspective. One of the finest game similar to Dig Dug, seem to be based upon, you can play is Nugget Seaker. The game is quite fun and engaging to play, will take you days to find ways about how to cross the level.
10.Super Mario Bros.2
Super Mario Bros.2 was one of the most popular Mario games ever released in 1988 developed and published by Nintendo Entertainment System. Super Mario Bros 2 is the predecessor of the highly popular game Super Mario Bros. 3. The game was really great as it was at the urge of creating something really contemporary. It still feel fresh and new to play, that kind of contemporary games they were.