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Time Zones 3 Unit 8 Classic Video Games
Look at the photo, read the caption and answer some questions about the photo, e.g. Who are they? Where are they? What are they doing? How are they feeling? Have you ever played the same game? Would you like to try this game?
Work in pairs: Discuss what other computer games you have played and discuss whether video games are for children only?
Pac-Man was originally called Puck-Man. The name was changed due to fears of vandalism. The original Super Mario Bros. was designed so that the player could only jump over a maximum of two enemies at a time. The game Pong was the first commercially successful video game.
Did you know?
Platformer: A type of video game in which the player controls a character that must navigate through levels by jumping and dodging obstacles. It is a classic genre of video game with many popular titles. RPG: Role-playing video game in which the player assumes the role of a character in a game world and takes control of that character's actions. RPGs usually involve interacting with non-player characters, completing quests, and fighting enemies. Arcade Game: A game found in arcade venues, such as shopping malls or movie theaters, that typically uses a joystick and buttons to control on-screen characters. Classic arcade games include Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong.
Which classic video game do you think is the most fun to play?
- Donkey Kong
- Super Mario Bros.
- Space Invaders
Do you play video games? If yes. What is your favorite video game? Why? If no, why not?
How do you think classic (old) video games have influenced modern video games?
What do you think makes a modern video game stand out?
What would you design differently if you were to create a modern video game?
Draw a teddy bear juggling bananas while standing on a unicycle