What are the best Retro games for playing with Kids?

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    #1DuckTales: Remastered

    DuckTales: Remastered
    DuckTales: Remastered is a beautiful hand-crafted reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Scrooge McDuck and his family travel around the world searching for legendary treasures.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Sean Allen
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is an excellent solution. It is a really fun adventure game with a lot of levels and it is perfect for kids. "
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    #2The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
    Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck. (The Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game for original and new audiences alike).
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Gerald Hunt
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "The Secret of Monkey Island is a classic adventure game that is really fun to play. It will help kids with literacy by reading and following a point and click adventure. I can highly recommend it as a retro game to play."
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    #3Megaman Legacy Collection

    Megaman Legacy Collection
    Mega Man Legacy Collection is a game collection from the classic Mega Man series produced by Capcom and Digital Eclipse with new special features as the Museum Mode. 
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Albert Romero
    Written on June 12, 2017
    "Megaman is so much fun to play. I love the throwback looking graphics and side-scrolling gameplay. It's a real blast from the past for anyone that grew up playing video games and loved Capcom. It has six original games and even though it looks old, it plays nice and smooth with the new game engine they have underneath and added features like the Museum Mode. The best part is you don't need $40 in quarters in your pocket to play."
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    #4PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX

    PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX

    PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX is a single-player arcade action video game published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. It is available for Windows computers, Xbox One, Android, and iOs devices.

    Games

    Android, Windows, iOS, Xbox One

    $4.99

    Mary Walters
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "This is a fun game to play with your kids. My nephew and I spent quite a few hours competing with each other and beating each others scores. It also has the side benefit of putting you into a mental time machine - well, sort of..."
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    #5Day of the Tentacle Remastered

    Day of the Tentacle Remastered
    Originally released by LucasArts in 1993, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $14.99

    Tang Hao
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "I love sitting around and playing video games with my boys. It's a great way for us to spend time bonding and it engages us creatively. Recently we started playing Day of the Tentacle Remastered. They absolutely love this game. The tentacle and it's insane mission to take over the world make me think of Brain. It's good times."
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    #6King's Quest

    King's Quest
    King’s Quest is a collection of five different chapter releases, each focusing on an untold tale in Graham’s past. Discover a wondrous world full of whimsical characters, charming puzzles and perilous dangers in this fun and enchanting coming of age story.
    Games

    Windows

    $29.99- (The complete collection).

    Douglas Watkins
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "I am always looking for retro style games to play with my kids and have the hardest time finding any. King's Quest was recommended by a friend. My kids did not have any interest in this game at all. The game mechanics were overly complicated and the story was lacking. I would not recommend this game."
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    #7The Disney Afternoon Collection

    The Disney Afternoon Collection

    The Disney Afternoon Collection is a compilation of the following video games: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Angela Martin
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "If you wanna play some retro style Nintendo games from the NES days, you should definitely pick up the Disney afternoon collection! They got the old Chip and Dale rescues, DuckTales, and the Darkwing series! Super classic and fun stuff!"
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    #8Pac-Man

    Pac-Man

    Pac-Man is a maze-themed arcade game designed by Toru Iwatani of Namco. It was first released in Japan as Puck-Man in May 1980. Players navigate Pac-Man through a maze containing dots, known as Pac-Dots.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Online, PlayStation Store

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anonymous
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "One of the first video games of history, Pac-man is a great game to play with kids!"
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    #9Metal Storm

    Metal Storm
    This NES game is a 2D side-scrolling platformer that uses a unique mechanic of reversing gravity.
    Websites

    $124.31- Varies by seller.

    Dennis Ramirez
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I am a gamer and I love retro games. I have been introducing some of them to my kids and they just love Metal Storm. Yes, this is an old NES game from Nintendo and a lot of times it makes no sense, but it is a blast to play. You can even manipulate gravity! So make sure to share this with the current generation, they are different games , but they are still lots of fun."

Summary

Best What are the best Retro games for playing with Kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DuckTales: RemasteredGames 9 Paid
2The Secret of Monkey Island: Special EditionGames 7 Paid
3Megaman Legacy CollectionGames 6 Paid
4PAC-MAN Championship Edition DXGames 4 Paid
5Day of the Tentacle RemasteredGames 2 Paid
6King's QuestGames 1 Paid
7The Disney Afternoon CollectionGames 0 Paid
8Pac-ManGames 0 Free
9Metal StormWebsites 0 Paid
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