I’m not much of a gamer. (For great posts about gaming, check out Paul Weimer‘s Roll Perception Plus Awareness column over at SF Signal.) But every once in a while I come across a game that I used to play that I really enjoyed. I’ve written about Stunts and LHX and one of my all-time-favorites, Ultima IV. The other day, for no particular reason, I came across another one that I really enjoyed in my Junior/Senior years of college: Scorched Earth.
This was a fun strategy-type game where multiple tanks tried to blow each other up using a variety of weapons and defenses. It was not the kind of first-person POV game that are popular today, but I think part of its success was in its seeming simplicity. Me and my friends could spend hours avoiding studying and paper-writing by playing this game. All night study sessions often devolved into tank-busting extravaganzas.
There is apparently an iPhone version of the game available in the iTunes App Store but despite really enjoying the game, I have avoided downloading it. I just can’t afford the time. But I do recall the game fondly and I had a lot of fun playing it.