Impression: Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug, Galaga, Pac-Man

Arcade Game Series: Pac Man: player surrounded by monsters
If you die in the first level of Pac-Man, you probably shouldn’t be writing about games.

The ‘Arcade Game Series’ brings emulated arcade classics to your humbling, shiny gaming machine. It does so in a convenient package that frees you from painful fiddling with ‘DOS Box’ or other arcane techniques you’d rather not be associated with. Since you are the owner of earth shattering processing power, it is natural to assume that fiberglass cables with the diameter of your powerful clenched fist/a babies head run thought the walls of your formidable castle. You won’t even notice that every single entry of this series comes at a gigabyte per pop.

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Impression: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa for the awesome: a basejump into dazzling colors
It’s not the fall that kills you. It’s the hue.

The semi-sequel  ‘AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome’ (released in 2011) to the game ‘AaAaAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity’ (2009) made by Dejobaan Games is a falling simulator, or a gimmick blown up into a whole game, or a not-so-funny-joke-to-begin-with told a thousand times in slight variations. It’s base jumping with slightly awkward controls into a really awkward mid 90s color palette. It’s ugly. It’s not as funny as it thinks it is. It’s fun for a few jumps, but it gets repetitive fast.  A lot of people seem to like it anyway. I am glad my OCD does not apply to score attacks.  I feel like washing my eyes.