Ever hear of this program called "Scratch"?
It's essentially a game-making program that simplifies the concept of scripting. That said, it still has a somewhat annoying learning curve.
That's not necessarily the point of this blog, as may have been given away in the title. The point is that with Scratch, I created a semi-Pong game based on Metroid. It uses only 1987 Metroid sprites, 1987 Metroid music and sounds, and so on.
Y'all should give it a try.
I suggest you read the HOW TO PLAY section when starting the game first, though.
Also, if the game runs slowly, it's your computer. It runs fine on mine. :P
(Both Windows and Mac can play games made in Scratch)
Ultimate Ridley out.