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First post, by beastlike

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What are some of the best games for toddlers or young kids that you might remember from the 80s and 90s? DOS would be best but even win3.1/9x might be ok.

I'd like to give my kids an experience that's different from all the iPad/iPhone games that are out there. I feel like a fullscreen game that can't be minimized or have a bunch of ads or microtransactions would be a better experience for kids.

Reply 1 of 9, by bregolin

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I love me some Wacky Wheels - https://store.steampowered.com/app/358380/Wacky_Wheels/

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Reply 3 of 9, by BushLin

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Epic Pinball. Oregon Trail. Skifree. Lemmings.

Screw period correct, I wanted a faster system back then. I choose no dropped frames, super fast loading, fully compatible and quiet operation.

Reply 5 of 9, by bregolin

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beastlike wrote:
bregolin wrote:

I forgot all about wacky wheels, that was a great one! My goto racer was Peggles.

I'll check that out, thanks!

Oh, and also, The Incredible Machine. Loved that one as a kid, love it today as an adult in a trenchcoat.

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Reply 7 of 9, by sndwv

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The first two Putt-Putt games ('Joins the Parade' & 'Goes to the Moon') if you want to introduce them to point & click adventures. There are more titles in the series, but I found the first two (which are DOS-based) to have the most charming art style and content. And they're by Monkey Island's Ron Gilbert.

Reply 8 of 9, by brostenen

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I have a few as well...

- Dynablaster
- IBM AlleyCat
- Epic Pinball (been mentioned before)
- Pinball fantasies
- Jazz Jackrabit
- Prince of persia
- Pinball Dreams
- Incredible machine
- Zany golf (mini-golf game)

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Reply 9 of 9, by sf78

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sndwv wrote:

The first two Putt-Putt games ('Joins the Parade' & 'Goes to the Moon') if you want to introduce them to point & click adventures. There are more titles in the series, but I found the first two (which are DOS-based) to have the most charming art style and content. And they're by Monkey Island's Ron Gilbert.

Yes, this. Fatty Bear is another good one from the same makers.