Yup, like the title says.. What's your favorite Black and White game?
The answers are likely to be early arcade games, or perhaps the home consoles.
Flipping the Color/B&W switch on the VCS does not count!
To kick it off, mine are Lunar Lander and Sprint 2.
Lunar Lander because I remember 1st playing it in a museum, and the deep rumbling bass was pretty atmospheric. Loved it. And it would become the "centerpiece" of many of my childhood flights of fancy. I liked the text versions, the programmable calculator versions, the Apple II versions.. Playing those in our blanket forts was loads fun! And naturally now, the arcade played through M.A.M.E. too.
Sprint 2 was interesting, it was likely (can't exactly remember) one of the first arcade games I played. I would go to Dispensa’s in California, and the druggies that hung out there would hoist me up so I could see what was going on. And occasionally I would swear and do stupid stuff to make them laugh. I thought of it as payment. Seemed to work.
In the “era” of Sprint 2, it was America’s bi-centennial year, and everything was festive and decorated in red, white, and blue. Seemed like there was no escape! But we weren’t complaining. The Dispensa’s toy store and arcade wasn’t that far from Magic Mountain. And of course riding the Revolution was a real treat for a kid. The way the coaster dove through the forest and skimmed the ground at top speed was a real rush. Then it’d climb out atop a hill and you could see the whole park and some sort of valley IIRC. The Antonov Schwarzkopf loop was pretty much designed to present you with a steady g-force throughout. I learned about gravity and all sorts of science by riding that coaster. Ahem.. getting back on track!
These games are rather simplistic. But they're what we had and full of memories and good times for those of us that played them back in the day.
Edited by Keatah, Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:38 AM.