Put Your Finger Down If You’ve Played These GameHouse’s Collections

Before fighting in a multiplayer battle arena and spending money on gacha games, the OG gamers devoured the guilty pleasure of GameHouse’s game collection.

Founded in 1998, GameHouse is the subsidiary of RealNetworks, Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence and computer-based products. GameHouse caters to thousands of fun and exciting, both online and downloadable games. They come with the most diverse range of games we used to enjoy back then; time management, puzzle, and shooting games. 

  • Feeding Frenzy
feeding frenzy

Swim and swerve through underwater worlds, chew down on smaller fish, and chomp your way to ocean supremacy! Feeding Frenzy is an ‘eat or gets eaten’ action game. We start as small fish that needs to eat smaller fish to dominate the food chain. The more we eat, the bigger we get and the bigger the fish we can eat. In order to survive, we also need to avoid getting eaten by bigger fish and other obstacles. We can play as seven different fishes as we go through higher stages with different difficulty levels.

  • Diner Dash
diner dash

Sick and tired of her dreary finance career, Flo ditched her desk job and decided to build her very own restaurant. Diner Dash is a time management game that allows us to manage Flo’s newly built restaurant. Players are in charge of serving and cleaning, basically all the works except for cooking. Enhance your restaurant to get higher customer satisfaction and higher income! 

  • Hamsterball 

Just like the name, this game lets us navigate a hamster in a ball to go across a series of routes and obstacles. As easy as it might sound, the game has a quite high level of difficulty. That’s why the players need to make sure not to overstep the route and fall into traps. The game comes in single player and multiplayer modes where you race with a friend, and whoever gets to the finish point first is the winner.  

  • Varmintz Deluxe 

Varmintz Deluxe is a classic ‘Hop and Dodge’ arcade game that requires us to navigate one of the varmintz to cross the street. Players have to make sure that the varmintz isn’t going to be flattened by humans, cars, or many other odd enemies and obstacles while crossing. This game comes with a wide range of difficulty levels that make us eager to finish the game as soon as possible. Get all five of your fuzzy friends, namely Binki, Shady, Rubin, Bean and Lulu by unlocking higher levels!

  • Pizza Frenzy

Pizza Frenzy plays with our reflexes and quick thinking as players are required to match the incoming orders with the kitchen. The goal is to deliver the pizzas fresh and on time. The pizza comes with different ingredients, and even combinations of ingredients, that challenge the players to be precise in putting the orders. The stars on the sidebar shows how much the customers’ satisfaction is at the moment. Make sure to avoid missing orders to maintain the stars. If it gets too low, game over!

  • Zuma

Have you ever seen your parents play this game? I think it’s a common experience to see adults play this game. Zuma is one of the games that is played by a wide range of ages, probably because it’s so simple to the point it becomes addictive. The players have to prevent a group of approaching balls from entering the hole. The goal is to shoot the ball you currently have to the ones that have matching colors. When forming groups of more than three, the balls will explode and that’s how you avoid them from entering the hole.

  • Platypus

Platypus is an arcade game where players can fly a spaceship and shoot the nearby ships owned by Colossatropolis aliens to protect their nation, Mungola. Players can collect buffs that affect the type and firing rate of the ship’s weapons, equip cannons, and activate defensive shields. The game has a multiplayer mode where you can team up with a friend to beat the enemies. Platypus consists of four levels, with five areas per level and a strong boss to defeat in the last area.

From playing these offline games when the internet wasn’t as accessible as it is today, to dressing and decorating our pet’s house in Pet Society, and to building characters and completing daily commission in Genshin Impact, games have truly evolved and grown with us through the time. Indeed, the GameHouse collection was a slice of our childhood memories. It once became our short escape and let us innocently revel in bliss. How many of those games mentioned above have you played? If this article is not enough to trigger your memories, the games are still available to download online. Have fun playing! 

Writer: Ias Aprilia

Editor: Wahyuningtyas