Throwback Thursday: Nostalgic Computer Games That Are Still Addictive

Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Managing Editor

Good news, those games you used to play during ICT lessons at secondary school, are still alive and very much kickin’.

The countless hours spent subtly turning your screen away from the teacher until it basically faced the wall, was very much time well spent.

When you come back from a ‘meeting’ on Friday lunchtime, firstly, don’t forget to expense those midday beers with a ‘client’, and secondly, see in the weekend with a bit of nostalgia…


Thankfully, this game is still alive and kicking in the darkened vaults of the internet, and nailing a ‘Super Curve Bonus’ is still just as satisfying as it was back then.

Simplistic is all we ever ask for our games that we play to while away the working day, and curveball duly delivers.

The greatest aspect of the game, though, lies in the fact that it’s so smooth; there’s no lag between movements, with your ‘paddle board’ reacting perfectly as you make that last ditch attempt from the bottom left corner to the top right.

Max Dirt Bike

Are you really playing a late 90s/early 00s computer game if you aren’t delicately poised over the space bar whilst using the arrow keys to navigate?!


If you ask us, Call Of Duty is too complex; give us flying pixelated bombs, wiping out our mate sitting next to us, any day of the week.

Free Rider

Sorry, Max Dirt Bike, but you weren’t a patch on Free Rider; a game that allowed you to design your own maps – ahead of its time.

From making your little man crunch straight into a wall – resulting in the jelly body dance – to setting up impossible angles for him to climb; Free Rider was the bees knees.


It was basically a horizontal version of Curveball.

But the more versions of Curveball, the better!

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