Saturday, January 19, 2008

fun&games Friday - Duck Hunt and Carmadillo

This week we have two retro-themed games for your enjoyment. First up is Duck Hunt, which was one of the first games developed and published by Nintendo. It was released in 1984 as both an arcade and console game, and was one of the original titles that shipped with the Nintendo Entertainment System (better known as the NES). In Duck Hunt, players attempt to shoot down ducks in mid-flight. Throughout the game, the player is accompanied by a nameless dog that laughs at the player if no duck is hit, and congratulates the player if a duck is hit. It’s not quite as easy as it looks, and using your finger with the iPhone’s touch screen brings a new twist to this old game.

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Next up is Carmadillio, an iPhone update of the classic game Frogger from Instead of a frog however, in Carmadillo you’re an armadillo–who not only has to avoid cars, trucks, and motorcycles but snakes, wolves and obstacles as well. Just so you know, Carmadillo was created specifically for the iPhone and makes full use of the iPhone’s landscape screen.


Check them both out using the links below.

Duck Hunt (link for iPhone and desktop browsers)

Carmadillio (link for iPhone and desktop browsers)

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