Flash Games

Flash games are easily the most popular type of games online. Many predicted a demise for Flash games, due to the lack of Flash support on iPhones, but we think Flash games are here for a long while yet.

New developments from Adobe including 3D gaming and C language portability will bring incredible experiences in the next couple of years. The gap (which had started to shrink) between Flash and HTML5 gaming is about to get extended again, and full screen browser technologies immediately solve the issue that had plagued Flash regarding keyboard support. With these new technologies, demonstrated on this site, there will soon be a quantum leap in Flash gaming, that will see many more classic video games ported to Flash, and 3D first person perspective games in the browser!

We plan to bring you all these and more at SmashingArcade.org, in our evolving experiment in entertainment portals. The very best games in whatever format they come… Flash, Javascript, Unity, whatever!

Pong

Pong

No collection of the best ever video games of all time would be complete without Pong. Pong was, for the general public, the very first video game. There were games before this, but only Mad Men era geeks with mainframes got to play them. We’ve wanted to add a Pong game for ages, but it …

Galaga

Galaga

Galaga was the sequel to Galaxian – which in turn was a response to Space Invaders. Both games introduced ‘swooping’ aliens and featured full colour graphics (unlike Space Invaders), but Galaga gets our vote for being more fun to play. You can fire two shots at once, and the gameplay holds up well today. It’s …

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Tetris

Tetris is arguably the best game of all time. Written in Soviet era Russia by computer engineers Alexey Pajitnov (lead) and Vadim Gerasimov, and brought literally from behind the iron curtain by visionary Henk Rogers, its simple genius has often been imitated, and rarely duplicated. No other video game has crossed more borders or spoke …

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Qbert

Qbert is a classic game from 1983 that followed the Pacman tradition of completely original gameplay. It was a big hit in the arcades and the Qbert character became one of the most merchandised games characters behind Pacman and Donkey Kong. Qbert even had his own TV show and has been referenced on the Simpsons, …

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Donkey Kong

Yes we did! We finally found all levels of the original Donkey Kong game online. Most versions only have one level and it was exhausting to find this version. So here it is… the original of the Donkey Kong series and a favourite of arcade players everywhere. It introduced the world to both jumping games …

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