Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympic Summer Games for the Apple II

Summer Games for Apple II
Like most kids in the 1980s, I loved video games. I started out with Atari, then moved on to computer games as I got a bit older. I remember some of my very early games came on big old black floppy disks. My dad, a teacher, would bring copies home his school. I would play the games every afternoon for hours and hours.

I found some of my old favorite Apple II games on YouTube. It's so crazy, the music and sound effects bring me right back to our basement computer area where I could hide and play games for hours while my mother thought I was studying on our computer. We obviously didn't have the Internet back then. Around 1985, I was completely addicted to the Summer Games - I especially loved the gymnastics, diving and pole vaulting. Watch a demo of the game here:




My other favorite game for the Apple II was Lemonade Stand. Lemonade Stand was basically a game that utilized simple math skills and strategy to earn money while advertising and dealing with the ups and downs of the market - in this case, rainy weather. 

Lemonade Stand for Apple II
Watch the demo of Lemonade Stand for Apple II. I swear, the sounds will bring you right back.



3 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Ally!
I don't know the Lemonade game, but I sure remember the Olympics one! Talk about some primitive graphics...

Old School said...

Love it! I totally agree that those sounds instantly transport me back to playing those games as a kid. I did not play a lot of computer games (compared to Atari & later Nintendo), but I do remember both of the ones you mentioned here.

Dremark Crespe said...

Not fond of lemon game but Olympic games was already a treasure for us kids of 90s. Nothing compares to the difficulties we've faced just to install the game but it was truly worth it. Compared to the high end games, the memories of playing retro games is truly timeless.

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