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February 27, 2005

Oldie Old Games Redux

Okay now THIS is more like it. I was mildly annoyed by the earlier quiz in which none of the games predated 1992, this one takes care of that. Playing number 36, Congo Bongo, on a cruddy Tandy TRS-80 computer at a Har Mar mall Radio Shack is one of my earliest computing memories (think early 1980's). Funny, since a quick web search indicates Congo Bongo was never ported to the TRS-80, but there's my memory for ya. So far I have correctly identified 9 games. I am particularly proud of #9, "Wizball", which I played nearly ceaselessly on a friend's Commodore 64 back in the day, and also #3, "River Raid", which was a total shot in the dark since I never played it (but a classic game nonetheless, as I understand it). Finally, if you were wondering what prompted my interest in online-quizzes lately, my Journalism homework is due sometime later today... Well, back to the quiz, I am going to try for 10.