Created by Hipopotam, this site features a digitalized collection of handheld games. These games bring back a ton of nostalgia for me but will also be lots of fun for kids who have never experienced these old-school games.

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There are a couple of ways you can navigate the site. The first one is to click on the Donkey Kong game on the right side of the screen, and then click on each game in succession to click through them. Or you can use the menu at the bottom to pick a game and use the arrows at the left and right of the screen to scroll back and forth. A down arrow shows which game is currently selected. 

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When you view a game it will display the publisher of the title, where it was made, its model number, and the year it was made. If you mouse over the game, a Play button appears. If you want to play that game click it to begin.  This will enlarge the game and display the controls. If you mouse over each control it explains what they do. 

Once you’ve figured out the controls you can press the button that starts the game and start playing. The games feature the same sounds they would if you were playing them in the handheld version. I will warn you that this site goes require Adobe Flash Player to work. Most browsers turn it off by default these days, so you will have to enable it if you want to play.

http://www.pica-pic.com/

~Amanda