Today’s games are easier than heating up a can of Beefaroni. By and large, they’re painfully simple, obsessed with hand-holding and spoon-feeding us everything so we don’t feel bad after we die 800 times in a row. Whatever happened to the good ‘ol days, when unforgiving enemies, hostile obstacles, no continues, and constantly having to start from the beginning were the norm?

Funny thing – a lot of them weren’t anything close to that. Residing deep at the bottom of the Nostalgia Ocean is the realization that a lot of old-school games were actually quite easy. Like, stupidly so. And some of these incredibly easy games were some of the most popular in history! Games haven’t gotten easier, because they never stopped being so. ┬áSee all of the games at Topless Robot.