- Graphing calculators like the Texas Instrument series are not only useful for math but also serve as a gaming platform.
- Programmers have developed ingenious ports of popular games like Tetris, Pac-Man, and Among Us for calculators like the TI-84 Plus CE.
- These calculator versions of games may have limitations, but they are surprisingly faithful to the original versions, providing hours of fun and even multiplayer options.
Graphing calculators are an indispensable tool in High School and College math classes. They are handy for visualizing data and calculating complex formulas. The Texas Instrument series is among the most popular. Surprisingly, these devices have also become a gaming platform.
TI calculators have a small but active community, developing versions of popular games for the calculator’s limited hardware. Even when Texas Instruments actively works against it, dedicated programmers find a way to make it appear as though one is doing work on the systems, when in reality they are just having fun. Here are some of the most ingenious ports of games to calculators.
TI-84 Plus CE
- Game Boy
- June 6, 1984