One-button games, pt. 2

For months, I’ve been hunting for video games controlled by only one button — like Pacman, or the other ones I’ve written about before (Loop and the Palm game Hot Snake.) (I’m talking about good games, by the way. There are plenty of lame games with only one controller.)

I found another one — “the helicopter game”, programmed by this British dude named Duncan Donaldo. There is only one button, and only one instruction:

You think it’s easy flying a radio-controlled helicopter into somebody’s head. My hi-score is 2148. See if you can beat it.

I blew like half an hour playing this. Either it’s really fun or I’m really easy to entertain — hard to tell.

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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