Azarius goes back in time, to vintage Atari’s, wooden cabinets that eat coins and smoking a joint for a long session in the arcade or
Nostalgia. That's the feeling retro games conjure for me. Yes, I was a child when I played these games and still hadn’t smoked a joint. Anyway, nowadays you can easily play these games online in your browser and relive old times.
"These games have laid the foundation for the contemporary game industry."
Are you a younger gamer unfamiliar with these games? Then perhaps this is a nice opportunity for an introduction because these games have laid the foundation for the contemporary game industry. Roll a joint, and before you know it, you’ll forget the world around you.
This list is made up of retro games from the 1980s. It is a personal selection, so if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment.
1. Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong is an arcade game by Nintendo which was released in 1981. It is an early example of a platform game and it is one of the most popular arcade games ever. The success of this game set the tone for Nintendo and contributed significantly to Nintendo's early dominance in the game market.
You play as Mario (sounds familiar?) and your goal is to save Pauline from the hands of the giant monkey Donkey Kong. The controls are simple; you can jump, walk to the left or right and climb ladders.
The goal is to climb to the top of a construction. Meanwhile, Donkey Kong throws barrels at you, which you have to dodge if you don't want to lose one of only three lives. Some extra paranoia is introduced by the flame at the start which after a while starts to slowly chase you!
No matter how simple the game may seem these days, it's certainly not an easy thing to do. So if you're stoned well, make sure you don't catch any barrels.
Suggested strain: Early Skunk (Sensi Seeds)
2. Mario Bros.
Mario Bros. was developed by Nintendo and released in 1983. Undoubtedly one of the most popular games ever, just like Donkey Kong. And again with Mario (and his brother Luigi) as the protagonist. We all know the success of Mario games, even today you can find our friend Mario on the shelves.
Almost everyone has played a version of Mario Bros. And if you did that while you were high, you know there's nothing more wonderful than racing through the levels and finishing off your enemies. Right?
However, remember if you are stoned that you are playing the first version of Mario Bros. otherwise it will be Game Over in no time. You can't just jump on the heads of your enemies like in future versions. Be warned!
Strain suggestion: Northern Light (Royal Queen Seeds)
Fun or annoying? I am still not sure. Anyway, Pac-Man is one of the most popular retro games ever. The game was developed by Namco and was released in 1980in Japan. The game is still being played to this day.
In terms of gameplay, it can hardly be simpler. You control and guide Pac-Man through a maze that contains dots (Pac-Dots). Pac-Man basically eats the dots. And meanwhile, you have to avoid annoying ghosts called Shadow, Speedy, Bashful and Pokey, otherwise, you'll lose a life.
It certainly taxes your nerves, so getting a lovely high is probably the best way to play the game. In any case, that saves you a lot of stress if you don't manage to clear a level.
Strain suggestion: AK-47 (Serious Seeds)
What do you think about these stoner-friendly retro games?
Of course, it again is a personal list, so you don't have to agree with me. Did you play these retro games yourself, and how did you feel about them? Do you have any better suggestions? Let me know by leaving a reaction. I'm curious about your personal top 3.