Halo 2600: Both Old and New
A gamer can be considered old school if his console of choice is the Atari 2600. With the generation where PC, Xbox 360 and PSP 3 is the new gaming partner, beautiful visual effects is a must. But what if you have a cool and modern game handler with an old school of a graphics?
There’s no need to argue why Microsoft’s Halo video game franchise already made a huge impact. A large part of the gratitude should be given to the franchise’s awesome visuals and high-end game play. But have you ever wonder, if Halo would have been a success during the times when Atari 2600 was the gamers’ choice of console? Well, wonder no more! Ed Fries, former vice president of Microsoft’s Game Publishing Division, programmed an old school version of the most beloved game.
“Halo 2600″ features blocky graphics, basic sound effects and simple movements. Yet, players can till recognize the game as Halo. The game was launched on the recent Classic Gaming expo, where installer of the game where distributed to some lucky recipients. But thankfully, Code Mystics have hosted the game on their site, and you can play it free on your browser. To play the game, just use the arrow keys to move the Master Chief, avoid the enemies to go farther, or shoot them using the space bar. Simple, isn’t it?
Though it’s no match against Halo 3’s visual aesthetics, it still give old-school gamers an opportunity to play their favorite franchise in an old style of new. If you already got your hand on the game, share us your insights by leaving a comment.View Article Source »