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Portable arcade games and software for your flash drive and other portable devices

Archive for August 2006


August 29, 2006

Two Frogger games for you today, they aren’t much different from each other. They are even practically the same size. The main difference is that in the second one, everything goes a bit faster – great for advanced froggies! Frogger(2.5 MB) Another Frogger (2.5 MB) Advertisements

Missile Command

August 28, 2006

Here are 3 different versions of the classic arcade game Missile Command. There are a lot of 3D remakes of this game but I had a devil of a time finding a classic version. Of the games I tested, here are three good portable versions, depending on your tastes. ABM COMMAND (only 78 KB!) This […]

Aztec Challenge: Portable Remake for PC

August 26, 2006

I wonder if there are readers who remember this great game, Aztec Challenge. I invested most of my teenage years playing this game on the Commodore 64 and managed to complete all the levels once – one of my greatest accomplishments! I have been looking for a PC version of Aztec Challenge for ages and […]

New Games Page Summary

August 26, 2006

I’ve separated my portable apps links (LINKS) and games links (GAMES) pages. The games page will continue to grow as I test out and review new games each week. There are already plenty of excellent sites dedicated to portable apps (see my LINKS page), so I thought I would switch the focus of this blog […]

Portable Games: Another Space Invaders

August 25, 2006

I tried out a new Space Invaders today that I really enjoyed. It’s an OpenSource version and you can download it from here: http://spaceinvadersgl.sourceforge.net/. Select the third download file: “Space Invaders-0.6.1.zip(650 KB) – Program executable in zip archive.” You only need to copy the executable to your flash drive. This game is available for Windows […]

More Macromedia Flash Games to Download

August 24, 2006

If you like to download flash games (.swf ) onto your flash drive, here is another site that has a few: allthingsflash.com. There are a few gems in this list, one of which is Curveball. Another site where you can download Macromedia Flash games is http://www.freegamesforyourwebsite.com/.

Portable Games: Sudoku

August 23, 2006

A portable Sudoku game is now available on John Haller’s portableapps.com website. Check it out!

Portable Games: An Easter Egg in OpenOffice

August 23, 2006

I’ve been using OpenOffice all this time and I just find out I had an integrated Space Invaders game inside of Calc! Who knew!? Play the game by typing =Game(“StarWars”) into any cell. The game unfortunately is VERY slow! Maybe there are instructions to fix that but my German isn’t that advanced – the game […]

Bookmark Manager: Bookmark Base

August 22, 2006

Bookmark Base is a commercial bookmark manager that supports Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. Available for $19.95 US, it can be carried around on your flash drive so that you can easily manage all your bookmarks no matter how many computers you use. Bookmark Base has a clean easy-to-use interface. Import and export with the […]

Portable Games: Chess

August 21, 2006

Here are two small chess games for chess lovers. NagaSkaki Slow Chess Blitz

Portable Games: SkyRoads

August 16, 2006

SkyRoads is a sweet little game from 1993 in which you maneuver a space ship, always keeping it on a path full of stairs, holes and obstacles. In today’s post, we’ll look at two SkyRoads games; the original and a modern Windows/Linux version called Jumpnroll. Both are, as usual, free and portable. The original SkyRoads […]

Portable Games and Emulators: Commodore 64

August 14, 2006

Emulators (programs that imitate other computer platforms) open up a whole new world of portable gaming for your flash drive. Games that I once thought I’d never be able to play again (like Aztec Challenge for the Commodore 64 which I tried to find for months on a PC platform) are all available and most […]

Macromedia Flash Arcade Games

August 12, 2006

Alright, these may not be truly portable in the strictest sense but I thought I’d pass this along because they are small and well-made arcade games. The computer you connect your flash drive to has to have Macromedia Flash Player installed and the browser has to have javascript activated. The website says the games run […]