In today’s golden age of gaming, it’s hard not to pine for some old-school video games. Admit it or not, the 16-color graphics and 8-bit sound conjure nostalgic memories, which definitely makes you want to experience it all over again.
Welcome to WonderlyTV and today, we’re counting down our Top 5 Retro Video Games You Can Still Play Online Today.
Number 1: Donkey Kong
Released by Nintendo in 1981, this video game is considered legendary. Not only does it launched the platform game genre, it also introduced the gaming world to the most famous plumber in red overalls, Mario.
Originally, the game features “Jumpman,” a tiny character whose goal is to rescue a damsel in distress from a giant ape, Donkey Kong. The hero must dodge Kong’s barrel and reach the top of the platform to save the princess. The gameplay may look simple but it definitely has challenges of its own.
Jumpman went on to become the phenomenal Super Mario, easily making its name on the gaming industry.
Number 2: Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt, is without a doubt, the pioneer of first-person shooter genre. Launched by Nintendo in 1984, it was bundled with the NES Zapper – one of the very first gun controller for a video game.
Players must shoot a minimum number of targets in order to advance to the next level. There are three game modes to choose from, each comes with different targets. In Game A and B, you will have to shoot flying ducks in a woodland area. On the other hand, Game C features clay pigeons launched away from the player’s view.
Number 3: Pac-Man
Your childhood gaming experience will never be complete without playing Pac-Man. This vintage video game debuted in 1980 and was the first to feature a character in the game.
Since its release, Pac-Man sets the stage for casual game models. In fact, it paved the way to a herd of sequels and spin-offs.
Number 4: The Legend Of Zelda
Another Nintendo hit is the Zelda series. The franchise is considered one of the most successful in video game history. In fact, it has sold more than 59 million copies worldwide.
The Legend Of Zelda was originally launched for the NES in 1987 and was one of the first games to combine elements of RPG, puzzles, exploration, and battle.
To date, Legend of Zelda continues to prove its dominance in the gaming world with its modernized version, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch.
Number 5: Super Mario Bros.
Last but definitely not the least is the phenomenal hit Super Mario Bros. This game was packaged with the regular NES along with Duck Hunt in 1985.
In Super Mario Bros, players get to control Mario, or his brother Luigi in multiplayer mode, as they searched the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser. They must avoid obstacles along the way with the help of power-ups such as the Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, and Starman. Overall, the game’s precise controls made it one of the best video games of all time.