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

Archive for June 2007

Tron Weekend

June 29, 2007

I’m all set up for a Tron-filled weekend with the original Tron movie to watch and a portable Tron-based game called Light Cycle 3D! The graphics in this game are just awesome and the game goes beyond the basic Tron games (at least the ones that I’ve played) in that you have tons of cool […]

Scramble: Two Remakes

June 26, 2007

I stumbled upon a nice looking Scramble clone by Mersey Remakes called Scramble: Chrome. It has all the classic elements of the game but with modern background graphics and 3D spaceships. This game is for Windows and about 8 MB. You can also find another portable Scramble remake here. This one features a simple classic […]

Z-Tack Remake

June 22, 2007

Z-Tack was an Atari game in which you tried to save the Earth from aliens who were hiding in underground caverns. I found this game initially a bit boring but when I couldn’t hit any aliens and kept getting killed every few seconds, I was up for the challenge. I’m actually a big fan of […]

Utilities: Data Recovery

June 18, 2007

A useful portable app to have on your flash drive is the Unstoppable Copier. From the author’s website: Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable […]

Funny Pogo Joe Clone

June 15, 2007

Pogo Joe was a Commodore 64 game similar in concept to Q*Bert. There’s a new take on Pogo Joe with a little bit of PacMan mixed in – called GoJoe Pogo. With swirling psychedelic backgrounds, evil clowns and a candy eating Pogo Joe who says, “Yummy!” every time he gobbles candy on each square. Definitely […]

Xiangqi: Chinese Chess

June 12, 2007

I started to learn how to play XiangQi last weekend, a really fun chess-like game. There is a cool online version of XiangQi; no plug-ins required, only a JavaScript enabled browser. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be searching for portable versions available for download as well. Until then, if you want to learn how […]

Portable Robotron Remakes

June 11, 2007

Here are two Robotron remakes from Mersey Remakes called R-Tronic and R-Tronic 2: Armageddon. The first R-Tronic game is around 7 MB and you have to shoot at all the invading robots. In R-Tronic 2: Armageddon, you shoot at robots while trying to rescue humans. R-Tronic 2 is about 10 MB. Both games are a […]

I Love Galaxian!!

June 8, 2007

I came across another excellent Galaxian remake called Carax. Like any Galaxian game, it keeps the adrenaline pumping and it has some new twists too! What’s neat with this version is that it’s a timed attack: you shoot as many Galaxians as you can during this time; every time you die, you loose 10 seconds […]

Ms PacMan Remake!

June 6, 2007

An excellent Ms PacMan clone called Ms Blitzman is available to download here: http://www.incitti.com/Blitz/index.html. This Windows game is under 3 MB, comes with a level editor and has the option of being played in full screen or Window mode. Really well-made clone!

Freedroid

June 4, 2007

Freedroid is a Windows and Linux remake of a Commodore 64 game called Paradroid. In this game, you play a droid (the Influence Device) that has to seek and destroy robots on multiple decks by either shooting them or taking control over them by winning a subgame (hold down the space bar while close to […]