It’s time for one of those ‘quick recommendation’ things I tend to do when I’ve not got a whole proper article to stick up here and that I largely post to show everyone that I’m not neglecting the blog (hello!). This time, it’s a rather-excellent pastiche on Channel 4’s E4 Games site which has been rather loosely based on the classic 8-bit sports title Daley Thompson’s Decathlon. Calling itself Janey Thompson’s Marathon it recreates the genuinely-uncomfortable button-bashing that made its inspiration notorious but, unlike DTD, expects you to do it for a long time. A very long time. In fact, about as long as you can manage before you start crying and push the keyboard away whilst nursing your poor fingers.
Apart from the recreation of some of the ’80s most notorious gaming it’s also a brilliant recreation of arcade games circa 1984 from the graphics (complete with scanlines and colour-bleeding) down to the sound. Someone’s already demanded a MAME feature that does much the same thing.
If you think your fingers can stand it, you can play the game here.
Tags: browser games