It’s the night before the first day of class for many of us. Away from our gaming setups we must go into the halls of our schools. No more long summer afternoons of playing games for hours on in. Our raid schedules will take a hit until our next lengthy holiday. Just because you’re away at class during the day doesn’t mean you can’t get some quality gaming in. Here’s my list of top 5 games to play while away at school.
5. World of Warcraft (PC)
You can’t necessarily get a raid assembled during breaks between classes but you shouldn’t have a problem checking the auction house or messing around with your guild chat. The only problem is schools blocking the WoW servers…but there’s ways around that 😉
4. Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Pack in your headphones with your DS and get your boogy on. With each song lasting approximately 5 minutes, you can get in a round of EBA on your walk between classes.
3. Starcraft (PC)
While this doesn’t apply to most high school/middle/elementary students, installing Starcraft on an external hard drive and packing it away for college can give you a great gaming alternative. Since Starcraft was made in the late 90’s any computer on your campus should be able to run it no problem. Get a couple of your buddies and find a lab that allows screaming non sense, and you’re in business.
2. Mario Kart (DS)
I would of loved to have Mario Kart DS when I was in high school. My friends and I had the GBA version our senior year and we would have to fool with GBA link cables to get our games up in running. We had a league practically, playing each day after lunch until the bell rang to dismiss us. Heck, we would thread the cables under our desks during class and get in a race or two. You only need one person to own Mario Kart DS and you can have up to 3 other friends join in.
1. Pokemon (DS,GBA,GB)
Whether it’s Pokemon Red, Blue, Diamond or Pearl, Pokemon is the best game to play while at school. You don’t need the Pokemon GTS anymore, you have your classmates to ask to trade with. Once you’ve got the negotiations of trading a shiny charmander and a snack pack for a shiny squirtle and a nutter butter bar, you’re good to go. Battle while at recess, take down an elite four opponent or two, a lot of good fun to have in short periods of time.