Classic Videogames with Scratch II

Videojuegos clásicos con Scratch (II)

Miguel Marqués Moros

 

This is the second part of the section created by Samuel. In this section three of the most known video games of the history are included so everyone can enjoy them and learn at the same time.

These video games have been installed in the programming language Scratch. Previously, tasks to know more deeply these video games has been made. Besides, Scratch has an interactive community for users. In it, users share their video games allowing others to get programs from their video games. There is an option called “reinvent” to avoid starting all over again in the programming.

Frogger

History

Frogger was born in the amusement arcade in Japan by Konami Company in 1981. It will have an early success so the company SEGA/Gremlin will take it to the United States. Frogger was one of the video games that marked the start of the golden era of the video games.

After its success and the rise of game consoles at home years later, there will be a sequel but it won’t be exclusive for arcades but for video consoles and personal computers. Currently, there are uncountable versions of the game on the internet due to the love that the players community have and also because the game has been neglected by Konami.

Objective

The player has to manage a frog with its family. For that, it has to cross the road and the river. Watch out with the cars and the water. The player has four lives in each round to save four frogs. After the previous round, it increases the difficulty.

Instructions

  1. Press the green flag to start the game and the red button to end it.
  2. Press “play” to start the game and then you can choose the difficulty among “novice”, “normal” or “advanced”.
  3. Press “instructions” to see the instructions of the game.
  4. Press “credits” to see the game credits.

To access the page where the video game is, you can go to this link –> Frogger

Duck Hunt

History

Duck hunt is a first person shooter launched by Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was developed and published by Nintendo in 1984 in Japan. The game came with a gun so the player could aim to the screen and pull the trigger. It was a best seller in American territory.

The video game was produced by Gumpei Yoko who already had experience with this kind of games. He developed other projects but they were a money loss for Nintendo. In spite of that, he risks with Duck Hunt and the video game turned out to be a huge success.

Objective

The player has to hunt as many ducks he/she can. For that, you use a gun to aim at the ducks that appear on the screen and shoot at them. You only have three bullets per duck and you have to hunt minimum 6 ducks to get to the next round. In each round the difficulty will increase.

Instructions

  1. Press the green flag to start the game and the red button to end it.
  2. Press “play” to start the game and then you can choose the difficulty among “novice”, “normal” or “advanced”.
  3. Press “instructions” to see the instructions of the game.
  4. Press “credits” to see the game credits.

To access the page where the video game is, you can go to this link –> Duck Hunt

Super Mario Bros

History

Super Mario Bros is a platform game launched by Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was developed and published by Nintendo in 1985. It is considered the best platform game and an icon within this genre. The player controls Mario Bros who was to rescue the princess kidnapped by the king Koopa. For that, Mario will have to go through all the kingdom looking for her.

The video games was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Mario will soon become the image for the Nintendo Company. Currently, there are uncountable games about this universe created by Miyamoto and it is the best-selling saga in all the world.

Objective

The player controls Super Mario who has the mission to rescue the princess. While doing that, the player will have to confront the dangers in each level.

Instructions

  1. Press the green flag to start the game and the red button to end it.
  2. Press “play” to start the game.
  3. Press “instructions” to see the instructions of the game.
  4. Press “credits” to see the game credits.

Notes

The video game has not been recreated faithfully on Scratch. There is only one level created by the author to show the adaptation of this game into Scratch. Besides, to make it more difficult, the player only has one life.

To access the page where the video game is, you can go to this link –> Super Mario Bros

Video games’ creator: Miguel Marqués Moros

Tutor: Xavier Molero Prieto