February 8, 2006 3:04 PM |
Newish gamesblog Re:Retro reveals that "the world's smallest website," Guimp, has put up more of its adorable tiny clones of vintage arcade games, now including Pong, Pac Man, Asteroids, and Space Invaders.
Each game is boiled down to an 18-pixel square screen, replete with minimal-pixel graphics and clunky sound effects. It's a concentrated dose of nostalgia as well as a design experiment gone horribly well.
If a game reduced to such a tiny size is still fun (and these are), you know the original design was sound. Try shrinking any modern console game to this size and see how much fun it is to play.