(Credit: The Arcade Flyer Archive)
Here’s another one of those passage-of-time moments that may make elder geeks groan: Thirty-three years after Missile Command blew up the arcade scene, gamers can now play a pint-size version within YouTube.
To play the game, all you need to do is direct your Web browser to any video on YouTube, make sure you aren’t in a text field (for instance, search), and type in 1980. Within a second, your video slides down and a basic version of Missile Command appears on top of the video. To get you in the mood, “Defend this video from attack \ For great justice!” amusingly appears before you start the game.
If you slip up and let missiles strike your video, a glass-shattering effect appears over the content, as well as an accompaniment of loud explosions that, if played at a loud enough volume, will tot… [Read more]
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