Blast From The Past: 4 Revolutionary Games in their Time

Revolution only comes when someone brings something new and different from others, something unique and becomes popular.
When it comes to games, there are only a few worthy to be mentioned that brought the revolution in gaming and started something distinctive. For instance, Pong, probably the first arcade video game for true gaming.
Therefore, we have brought what may be considered the top 4 revolutionary games, though obviously this is one editors opinion and I welcome you to share what you consider your top 4 revolutionary games!

1.) Pong

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It was developed by Atari Inc. and was released in 1972. Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity.
It is a tennis sports game featuring 2 player opposed against each other in two-dimension graphics. The player with the high score wins the match. The player controls an in-game paddle by moving it vertically across the left side of the screen, and can compete against either a computer-controlled opponent or another player controlling a second paddle on the opposing side. Players use the paddles to hit a ball back and forth. The aim is for each player to reach eleven points before the opponent; points are earned when one fails to return the ball to the other.

Honestly, the game was very well planned and executed for gaming in those times.


2.) Doom

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It was released for a number of platforms and had many publishers. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry and created awareness about first-person shooter (FPS) games.
Doom e is divided into 3, nine-level episodes, however there was a fourth episode released in 1995 as an extension. The objective of each level is simply to locate the exit room that leads to the next area, marked with an exit sign and/or a special kind of door, while surviving all hazards on the way. Among the obstacles are demonic monsters, pits of toxic or radioactive slime, ceilings that lower and crush anything below them, and locked doors which require a keycard, skull-shaped key device, or a remote switch to be located. There are also collectibles included among which health and ammo upgrades are the most common.
Apart from being the first FPS, the game included 3D graphics and the funny side to the game is that although after carrying the heavy weapons, the character still runs on and on.



3.) Counter-Strike 

Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation. It was initially developed and released as a Half-Life modification in 1999. Counter-Strike was first released by Valve on the Microsoft Windows platform in 2000. The game later spawned a franchise, and is the first installment in the Counter-Strike series. The game came up with something and that was the revolution in FPS games and their multiplayers. The game is still played a lot and has received positive feedback everywhere. This is why there are new installments coming, the latest of them being Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter in which players join either the terrorist team, the counter-terrorist team, or become spectators. Each team attempts to complete their mission objective and/or eliminate the opposing team. Each round starts with the two teams spawning simultaneously.
The objectives vary depending on the type of map, and these are the most usual ones:
Bomb Maps: In this mode of the game the players are divided into 2 teams as said before. The terrorists have to plant the bomb at point A or B and protect the bomb from being diffused until the time runs out. The counter-terrorists have to diffuse the bomb.


Hostage Maps: In this mode the terrorists have made hostiles and the counter-terrorists have to free the hostages.


VIP Maps: One of the counter-terrorists is chosen to act as a VIP and the team must escort this player to a designated spot on the map to win the game. The terrorists win if the VIP is killed or if the time runs out with no conclusion.


In regard to multiplayer, the game is pitched as a death-match between the Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists and once the player dies he can’t respawn until the new round starts. The game gives some time as ‘freeze time’ in the start of the round to buy their equipments and guns etc.



4.) Mario Bros.

Mario Bros. is a platform game published and developed for arcades by Nintendo in 1983. It is the first-side scroller in the world of games. Mario has featured in more than 200 games.
The objective of the game is to defeat all of the enemies in each phase. The mechanics of Mario Bros. involve only running and jumping. Unlike future Mario games, players cannot jump on enemies and squash them, unless they were already turned on their back. Each phase is a series of platforms with pipes at each corner of the screen, along with an object called a “POW” block in the center. Both sides of every phase feature a mechanism that allows the player to go off-screen to the left and appear on the right and vice versa.
Modestly successful in Japan arcades, the Mario game series is the most-selling game series with having sold more than 200 million units. The game features the 2 brothers, Mario and Luigi.

Nasir Ahmad Ashraf

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