Thursday, November 26, 2009

SkiFree

So I was reading xkcd today, and the strip was about that old game SkiFree. Everyone my age and older who ever interacted with a old Windows PC has played SkiFree. In fact, I do believe it was the first computer game I ever played. Now, the first computer game I ever bought was Command&Conquer, but the first game I ever played was SkiFree.



And it was awesome.

But the xkcd strip told me something I never knew about. Apparently, if you press the [F] key, you can ski faster than the yeti and escape death! So I promptly went online and downloaded the 32bit(the original SkiFree was 16bit) version of SkiFree here and tried it.

It worked.

Imagine that.

3 comments:

Pete said...

downloaded. brings back many warm memories.

jonathanlin said...

DUDE WTF , I THOUGHT YETI MAN WAS AUTO DEATH EVERY TIME AGHHHHHHH CRAZY.

ErnestThing said...

When I was a kid, after about two hours of mind-numbing ski-free playing, I managed to get almost every jump on the way down. Since the jump accelerates you, I was going crazy fast. When it was time for the monster to get me, all I saw was him flash by the screen as I blew past him. I kept going and eventually wound up back at the top of the mountain again (!?). Perplexed I stopped and called my sister over to see. About 5 full seconds later the monster caught up to me, and ate me.

I could never do it again.