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Gen X-ers, get your game on!  by GirlGoneGeek

GirlGoneGeek says: Whatever age you are, take a look at how some of the games we played in the 80s and early 90s have made the transition onto Android. These were the hot stuff in the toy aisles at when I was growing up, and now you can get them in your hot little hands.
GirlGoneGeek's picks
  1. Pegs
    Pegs Who remembers Lite Brite? I was never allowed to have one because my mom thought the dog would eat the little light pegs and I don't know, DIE or something. Anyway, I had to play with my friend's board. Now it's MINE! ALL MINE!
  2. Classic Simon
    Classic Simon There are a couple of apps out there that mimic the old light-up memory game "Simon," but this one has the best reviews and is closest to the old classic without any extra bells and whistles. We kept it simple then, let's keep it simple now.
  3. Battleship Pro
    Battleship Pro Play against your own phone and sink 'em! I can't find a Battleship game that two players could play each other from their respective phones - if you know of one, put it in the comments please.
  4. Rubik's Cube
    Rubik's Cube So frustrating back then, so frustrating now... and you can't even peel the stickers off this one!
  5. PAC-MAN Championship Edition
    PAC-MAN Championship Edition It's tricky to make Pac-Man do his thing with a touchscreen instead of with the old-school joystick, but if you're up for the challenge, it's time to gobble some ghosts!



A worthy list! As a programmer, these were among my early choices and one (Pacman) resulted in my first Android App offering, "PacRat". I've been itching to adapt another 80's favorite to the android, "Centipede". Remember that? Have a look at the Android Battleship offering by CodeKnitters, it's pretty good but doesn't offer a phone to phone option.

Reply to comment Posted August 22, 2012