Classic Video Games

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Go old school and recreate the classic video games of yesteryear in Scratch!
In this course, you’ll build Frogger, Space Wars, BreakOut and Pac-Man.

Lessons

Frogger

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Frogger is a 1981 arcade game is regarded as a classic from the golden age of video arcade games, noted for its novel gameplay and theme. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one by crossing a busy road and navigating a river full of hazards. By 2005, Frogger in its various home video game incarnations had sold 20 million copies worldwide, including 5 million in the United States.

Space Wars

Length: 90 minutesComplexity: Standard

It was in 1962 when a young computer programmer from MIT, Steve Russell, created the first popular computer game. Now you can build this classic game in Scratch.

BreakOut

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Hard

Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc. in the 1970s. Build this classic video game and play it.

Pac-Mac

Length: 120 minutesComplexity: Hard

Back in 1979, 27 year old Toru Iwatani was staring at a pizza when he had an idea for a video game that centered around eating. What resulted was Pakkuman, a Japanese slang term that is used to describe the sound that a mouth makes when it’s quickly opened widely and then closed again…
Learn ho to make your own version of this classic video game.