Geek Fun: Remember the Old-School SkiFree Game?

By Lowell Heddings on January 8th, 2009

I was stumbling around the web yesterday when I came across a blast from the past: The original SkiFree game for Windows, written by a Microsoft programmer on Windows 3.0 back in 1991. Imagine my surprise when I found out the same game actually works just fine on Windows Vista.

SkiFree

The game is based on the original terminal game for VAX systems, the graphics of which aren’t very impressive:

Skifree

If you use the mouse to control the game, you can click the mouse button to make him jump… although I seem to land in the trees more often than not.

SkiFree Trees

I’m really not terribly good at this game:

SkiFree End

What old-school games do you miss? Tell us in the comments and we’ll try and find them and do a roundup of classic games. (If you are reading through RSS or Email click here to leave a comment)

Download SkiFree from ski.ihoc.net

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/8/09
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