Remember the good old days when we used to play games on our Microsoft Windows computers? If you’re a nineties kid, just like me, you’ll definitely know what games I’m talking about. Oh, the good old ‘95 and 2000 Microsoft Windows computers. They really were the best right? A computer that was so freaking slow and you actually couldn’t do much with it. Just Paint here and wait there, game here and wait there. I’m pretty sure you all know the games we’re going to talk about very well.
We didn’t play those games because they were so much fun. No no no, we played those games because we didn’t have much of a choice. We didn’t have 10,000 games to choose from. We just had Minesweeper, Solitaire, FreeCell and 3D Pinball. And if you were lucky, and you had rich parents who had an Internet connexion, you had some additional Windows games. Games like Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Hearts, Internet Reversi, Internet Spades, Spider Solitaire, Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans and Purple Place.
Back in the day when we had one computer for the whole household, I’m pretty sure we were all obsessed with those games. So read on and don’t forget to check out the games. You can actually find similar Microsoft Windows games online but of course they are all modernised now.
First up is Minesweeper. Windows Minesweeper is a game that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows up through Windows 7. The goal of the game is to locate each of the mines and safely mark the mines with a flag. Once all bombs have been marked and all other squares have been cleared the player wins the game. If a bomb is selected and not marked it explodes and the player loses the game. That’s it. Easy peasy.
Our second game is Solitaire. Windows Solitaire is just like the classic real-life card game. The goal of the game is to go through a deck of cards and arrange the randomized cards in order and by suit, starting each suit with the Ace card and going all the way up to the King.
Our third game is FreeCell. Windows FreeCell is a card game that is similar to Solitaire where all cards are randomly placed into eight piles. The user must organize those piles by suit starting with the King card and going up to the Ace.
Last but definitely not least is 3D Pinball. Windows 3D Pinball is a simple Pinball game included with Microsoft Windows 2000 and above. In this version of 3D Pinball the user can play the Space Cadet pinball table.
What do you like about those games and do you still play some of them? Let us know in the comment section because we would love to hear from all of you. Don’t forget to come back and check out our other blog posts about games. See you game lovers later.