This is how far gaming has come in 32 years. This is an image showing the hero in Castle Wolfenstein (1982), Wolfenstein 3d (1992), and the same man today.
The years have indeed been kind.
Are the games better to play today than in the olden days (anytime pre iPad according to my kids)? We will be trying to find out at Business of Software Conference Europe this month when we invite our guests to relive the games of their lives.
From Binatone tennis to Donkey, Donkey Kong, Sonic The Hedgehog, Defender!, Elite and just about any decent gaming console you can think about from the 80s through to the present day will be arranged in the BoS Arcade for the duration of the conference. Get practicing!
Gaming machines and consoles represented will include:
- 1977 – Binatone Tennis Console
- 1977 – Atari 2600 Video Game System
- 1981 – The Acorn BBC Micro Computer
- 1982 – The Sinclair ZX Spectrum
- 1982 – Commodore 64
- 1983 – Atri 600 XL
- 1984 – Toshiba MSX Computer
- 1986 – Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
- 1989 – Atari STe
- 1990 – Sega Megadive
- 1992 – Commodore Amiga 1200
- 1993 – Atari Jaguar
- 1995 – The Sony Playstation
- 1997 – Nintendo N64
- 2002 – Microsoft Xbox
Please note, the Binatone tennis game is rubbish. I used to play it all the time but it doesn’t work any more as evidenced by the fact that my 7 year old beat me on a trial go.