The Groupon Guide to: Forgotten Video Games
As more and more video games are rebooted, sequeled, and adapted into hit procedural dramas and breakfast pastries, some 8-bit classics have fallen by the wayside. What are some classic video games you forgot to remember?
• Battle Brothers (ActivoVision, 1989): In this high-octane punch ‘em up, two rad brothers (Clint and Vortex) must survive a concrete gauntlet in order to rescue the president’s stolen bike. Forgotten Fact: In Battle Brothers, both players could accidentally cause damage to each other, resulting in exciting real-life fistfights between real-life brothers.
• Swords & Squares (Dønderhuff ElectroPublishing, 1981): This brain-enhancing game of medieval strategy pits dueling royal courts against each other, and bestows players with a dot-matrix certificate at the end that assigns performance-based ranks, ranging from Knight of the Round to Horsepox Survivor. Forgotten Fact: Game is essentially chess.
• Olympics® ‘87! (Pixellius, 1986): You play as Torcho®, the Olympic Torch®, as he is passed hand-to-hand between different athletes on his globetrotting journey. Don’t tip over and set their sweat-slicked hair ablaze! Forgotten Fact: Not affiliated with the Olympics in any way, Olympics® ‘87 holds the record for video game most frequently mentioned in court transcripts.
Originally ran on Groupon.com, 1.25.12