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Everyone’s a Critic – Games of the Past

Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!

Staying at home all day, not being able to go anywhere, gives us all something that we seldom had in our normal routines: time. With nothing but time in our hands, what do we do? Most people take advantage of this: they try out new activities and hobbies that normally, they wouldn’t have had time to do, they spend their time relaxing now that the world has slowed down, or they spend their time catching up to anything: television shows, books, loved ones, movies, and more. In my case, with all the time that I didn’t need, I decided to reminisce about my childhood by visiting and playing certain internet games run by Adobe Flash Player.

One of the most famous and well-known games series that has existed for a long time is the Papa Louie series. It is all based in this fictional character, Papa Louie, who runs his own pizzeria. I remember playing one of the first games of the franchise, Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack! It was a simple game where Papa Louie had to enter a world full of sandwiches and onion mobs to rescue his beloved customers from the dangers of the ultimately powerful pizza monster. Thinking back, I remember having a hard time completing the missions, often spending the whole day trying to finish the game. It was one of the first computer games I played. When I played it just yesterday, I realized how simple and easy it was to win in this game.

As it is an ancient game, published back in 2006, the graphics are nowhere near top quality. However, the memories and nostalgia it brings back to me are special. There is this nostalgic feeling when you visit places that you once did when you were a little child, that fill up your heart with a mix of joy and gloom; it makes you want to go back to that time. 

As of now, a pandemic is isolating people, confining each individual in a limited space where they are restricted to a number of activities. Sure, you can read, study, work out, and catch up with everything that’s happening in the world, but why not also spend a small time in your day to take a step back and think about how far you have come?

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