I snatched up Madballs in… Babo: Invasion [link] yesterday in Steam’s holiday sale and had a ton of fun in the multiplayer. I’ve been racking my brains trying to remember exactly which game it reminded me of, then it struck me like a swarm of rockets – the ol’ classic BaboViolent [link], of course! It’d been ages since I played it after someone recommended it to me several years ago. I think I spent about a week in there before I went back to whatever it was I had been getting up to previously, so it didn’t really stick in my mind…
Which, in a round about way, brought me to thinking: “Hey, I wonder how many of today’s Modern Warfare 2 players would know about the real online games of the past decade that sparked everything off?” Probably not a whole lot. So I reckon it’d be nice to go back and cover some of the best oldschool 2D multiplayer games – some that time caught up with, and others that are still going strong.
As a series of posts I won’t say they’ll be done overnight – I want to at least try and be concise with the content for each game, and knowing how lazy / easily distracted / generally slow I am, it could take a while. Still, I’ll try to keep prodding myself in the direction of getting them done.
If you think you have some interesting information, historical or otherwise, about any of these games, I’d love to hear it, so feel free to post a comment here or contact me with your thoughts. Watch this space!