Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Wizardworks Kid's Arcade Pack
In another (possibly ill-fated) attempt to preserve and showcase content from my times growing up (and since there are no copies of the disc for sale on eBay or Amazon, and no archives of the disc on archive.org), here is a complete archive of the "Kid's Arcade Pack" disc, featuring 5 arcade-styled games aimed at a younger audience. Three of them- Cartoon Combat, Circus Balloons, and Macman Kid are clones of Columns, Missile Command, and Pac-Man respectively, while Diamonds and Pegleg Kid are scaled down versions of Diamonds and Pegleg (which I do not own and may have never been released on Windows to begin with). Macman Kid furthermore is a derivative of an earlier version called Macman, which has less polish overall. Cartoon Combat I believe is also an offshoot of an earlier Missile Command clone, but there's not much research on it (and I wouldn't care since it's my least favorite of the set).
You can download all five games here. Note that they are all 16-bit Windows applications and will require a computer or virtual machine capable of running them. (If there are any missing files, please let me know!)
If you're looking for just Diamonds for Kids or Macman Kid, you can instead download my Diamonds collection or my Macman Collection, which both contain their "Big Kid" versions along with the "Kid" versions.