Remember Pong? If you do, you’re old enough to know video games long before they were actually fun. This week I came across site called GameWidgets which features arcade games of the past, as Dashboard Widgets. They’re free.
For example, you can setup Super Mario on your Mac’s Dashboard and play until the cows come home. The game itself isn’t as graphically entertaining as recent Mario versions, but these are all priced right.
Super Mario even has the pixelated graphics from yesteryear.
There’s a Cosmic Defender app that’s based on the classic arcade game. You control the spaceship and must avoid the invasion from an alien race. The graphics are nothing to write home about.
On the other hand, Donkey Kong reminds you instantly of the favorite arcade game.
IF that doesn’t satisfy your hunger to relive your childhood days playing mind numbing arcade games, then the Game Widget will.
12 classic arcade games in your Mac’s Dashboard. Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Pac Man and many others. These free apps are a nice diversion from daily stresses, but won’t give any competition to iPhone or iPad apps.