Play Retro Games Through Terminal On Mac

Play Retro Games Through Terminal On Mac

We all know that you can play games such as Portal and Borderlands on Macs, but did you know retro games such as Pong and Tetris were built in? Well, here’s a super simple way to play them. You should note that this does require terminal. Even if this is your first time using terminal, you don’t need to be an expert, don’t worry. This will work on all Macs.

Open Terminal

The first step is to open up terminal by typing “terminal” in either spotlight or your search utility. It should pop up with something like this (the name of the computer and user will be different, of course):

Play Retro Games Through Terminal On Mac

Launch A Game

1: Now that you’ve got terminal up and running, all you’ve got to do is type in emacs. Then press Enter. It should look like this:

 

Play Retro Games Through Terminal On Mac

2: Press the Escape key. It should pop up with this:

Play Retro Games Through Terminal On Mac

3: After you release theĀ escape key, it’ll pop up with this on the bottom of your terminal window:

Play Retro Games Through Terminal On Mac

4: Once that’s in place just type in any game of your choosing and see if it works. The games that work are: pong, tetris, snake, doctor, solitaire, gomoku, dunnet and landmark; and remember to type the first letter as a lowercase. Congratulations! You can now run any of the games mentioned above through terminal.

Author

Vikram Yabannavar

Architecture and Interior Design Editor for UltraLinx