Classic Arcade Games Updated for Modern Times
1. TAPPER — VACCINE
Get ready. Never mind the surge of Covid cases, states are dropping pandemic restrictions and the bar is open. As head bartender, brace yourself for a deluge of non-vaccinated customers and conspiracy theorists, thirsty for company and drinks. You must act fast to tap vaccines from vials and shoot approaching patrons with vaccine darts. But pay attention: some customers will need a double shot, and others a single. Lose one life if they get too close.
2. DONKEY KONG — PAULINE’S PISSED
Donkey Kong Corp. has fallen into disrepair as managers Mario and Donkey Kong spend their time slacking off and getting high on mushrooms in their corner office. Sick and tired of being the “damsel in distress,” Pauline wants to earn her way to the top job. To win, you must help Pauline, armed with a business degree and killer CrossFit abs, climb up broken rungs of the corporate ladder and shatter the glass ceiling. She’ll have to dodge microaggressions, harassment, and non-promotable busywork hurled her way by Mario and Donkey Kong. Can Pauline avoid inane delegated tasks such as cleaning up Kong’s banana peels after meetings? Can she keep her balance when repeatedly called “sweetheart” and taunted with dumb blond jokes or will she fall back to the bottom?
After forty years of flying around in a spaceship shooting asteroids and aliens, there’s a new threat — 6,000 tons of space trash created by humans. In this updated game, you must navigate your ship safely through the giant junkyard orbiting planet Earth. Watch out for discarded rocket parts, broken international satellites, Elon Musk’s toys, and plastic trash flying your way at speeds of 17,000 miles per hour. Shoot them before they hit you or it’s game over.