Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Recognise it? Probably not.
That, my friends is my childhood. Yes, I went around shooting crazy mushrooms with rayguns on world of ice and tacky backgrounds.
But seriously, though. That is a computer game I played on...
You remember it. MS-DOS. The basics. Text commands. Black screens, "computery" fonts. So this is the game I grew up on. "Keen" was its name. You controlled a little boy in a football helmet who saved the world.
I was actually playing the game this afternoon, using a program called "DOS-Box". It is an emulator, so basically I can run DOS while windows is running (oh, check sarpics for screenshots of DOS-Box and another screen shot of "Keen").
It's the basic side scroller. You are armed with a ray-gun (limited ammunition) and a pogo-stick (higher jumping, hard control), and face many an enemy. They are actually rare, most of the game involves boarding lifts and making your way through repetitive levels. But you know why it doesn't matter?
Because every time I play it, I go back to my youth (I'm talking 3s and 4s), playing the game. My sister and I would play it together, as we do now. It is so much fun. I mean, it's just so great.
So here's the deal. On The Guest Blog the next few days, comment on things that you remember from your childhood.
And LOTW. I've gotten none this week.