Space Invaders Arcade Flash Game

Developed by Taito, Space Invaders was released to the arcades in 1978. The game consisted of a laser cannon being controlled by the player whose job is to shoot down the attacking aliens. You can move from left to right and also hide behind barriers that protect you from the enemy’s fire. However, the barriers can be destroyed in time and one shoot from an invader kills you. The aliens themselves move side to side and will slowly move down and the more you kill the faster they go. You either kill them all or they kill you or they reach the ground and it is game over. There is also a UFO that flies across the very top of the screen, if you kill it you get bonus points.

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Q Bert Arcade Flash Game

Developed by Atari, Q*Bert was released to arcades in 1982. The game has a 3D look to it, but it is a 2D platform game which mixes puzzle solving with an action-type chase game. You control Q*Bert by jumping from cube to cube changing its color and once you change all the cubes color you advance. However, there are enemies that try to stop you and you cannot kill them, you can only run from them and use the flying discs on the side of the board to travel to the top of the pyramid. There are also balls that drop from the top, a red one kills Q*Bert while a green one stuns all the enemies on the board.

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Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Flash Game

Developed by Bally, Midway and Namco, Ms. Pac-Man is the follow-up to the arcade hit, Pac-Man. Just like the original you guide Ms. Pac-Man through maze eating pellets as she is chased by Ghosts. You can eat the few power pellets that are around the maze to power you up and eat the ghosts that will then retreat to their home in the center of the maze to regenerate. You can also collect fruit and travels around the screen for additional points. Once you clear all the pellets from the board you move on to the next stage.

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Joust Arcade Flash Game

Developed by Williams Electronics, Joust was released to the Arcade in 1982. You control a knight ridding a flying ostrich and you use your controls to take out other jousters. You hit the button to flap the ostrich’s wings to get height which is the key to taking out the other knights by flying into them, dropping on top of them or somehow getting them to fall in lava. When you take out a knight then turn into an egg which you can collect for points, if you do not it will turn into a knight after a time.

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