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Get These 17 Awesome TI 84 Calculator
Want to download games onto your TI-84 Plus
or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculator? Want to surf, play Smash Bros., Happy
Wheels, the Fantastic Four, and a whole bunch of other games? We have got you
covered. Downloading games onto this generation of TI calculators is not rocket
science and we are sure you can navigate your way through it - but just to be
on the safe side, we have also included a step-by-step guide and how-to below.
Bear in mind that the instructions and games are strictly guaranteed to work on
the TI-84+ and TI-84+ SE. Some might also be available for the TI-83/TI-83+
and/or TI Nspire, but if you own one of those devices, you would be best
advised to check out dedicated instructions and game lists.
How to download
games for your TI-84+
Step 1: Get what
This operation requires a TI-84+ or TI-84+ Silver Edition, a USB cable, data management software (such as TI Connect, for instance), Ion (the software shell that will let you actually play the games), and, of course, some games. But we have got plenty of those right below. First, let us get to work.
Downloading and installing
Download TI Connect onto your PC and install it.
This is a great little piece of software, because it will also allow you to back
up your calculator. Then, download Ion onto your calculator, send it to the RAM
of the device, press the PRGM key, and install the first of the three programs
you see. Then, press 2, +, 2, then 7. Stars
should appear next to each program, meaning they have been archived.
Step 3: Download,
install, and play
Now you are all set; all that is left is for you
to download and install your first game. Most can be found online for free as
.zip files. There are also plenty of forums where you can exchange tips and
tricks, walkthroughs and even screen shots (though that last bit is somewhat
more difficult, given the technology at hand). The games in question are as free
as the Nyan Cat meme and require no codes for purchase, demo version expiry
frustration, full CD installation, or anything of the sort. Try it out: download
one to your computer now, right-click on it, and send it to the calculator via
USB. Make sure it is sent to your RAM. Press PRGM and run prgmA. You should be
all set to play. Enjoy!
The 4 top
downloaded games for the TI 84 calculator
Mario is, hands down, the most popular video game
character in history, so someone had to port him to TI calculators, too. This
game, based on the principle of side-scrolling, is not available just for the
TI-84, but for just about any version of calculator. That, plus the fact that it
is one of the top favorite games out there, as well as one of the most
challenging and fast-paced.
Think you are good at PacMan? We will see how good
you are, when you come across this super-fast game version, which pits you
against either three or four enemies. You can select between Fast and Slow mode
and the grayscale visuals look strikingly similar to those of the original.
A classic which needs no other intro, this version
of Tetris was developed by Jimmy Mardell, Ahmed El-Helw, Patrick Davidson, and
Sam Heald. It boasts a ton of level, several in-game backgrounds, plus a
multiplayer mode, in which you can test your Tetris prowess against your
Nintendos ultra-famous hit game, Super Smash
Bros., is famous across platforms, so it only figures that someone would have
had to come up with a Texas Instruments calculator version sooner or later. This
one is compatible with the TI-83+ and the TI-84+ and if you have got a TI Link
Cable, you can play the Open version with your friends.
popular TI 83 / Ti-84 Plus Silver Edition basic games
Though it is not exactly Silver, the hedgehog game
is far too popular to require any introduction whatsoever - mostly thanks to its
title character, Sonic the Hedgehog. Built specifically for the TI-83+/TI-84
plus family, the game is all about speed. In plain English, you need to race
your way through the game, up, up, and to the top. The game is a very plain,
stripped down version of the classic Sonic games, built especially for TI-83
Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus, and/or TI 84-Plus Silver Edition. In order to
play the game, it is recommended that you run either Omnicalc or Celtic III, but
most downloads available nowadays come with the latter variant included.
If you enjoy classic tower defense games, you are
definitely going to like PvP. The point in this turn-based sandbox silver games
Minecraft clone is to mine resources, build your own territory, trade said
resources, and constantly defend yourself against enemy attacks. Some of the
resources and gameplay actions available in the latest release include water,
ender crystals, mining downwards, obsidian, and more. In order to play version
0.21 of this game, you are going to need Doors 8.1.
Hardcore gamers over a certain age require no
further info upon hearing of Pokemon - the popularity of this animated and game
series far precedes it. As one would almost expect, there are several Pokemon
games available for both the TI-84 plus c silver edition, as well as for the TI
Nspire CX; however, do not expect anything as complex as the Pokemon Soul Silver
DS game. Popular titles include Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Silver and
Gold, as well as Pokemon Purple, plus a couple of Pokemon Stadium clones, built
specifically for the TI 84 calculator. There are also several text-based games
available in this niche, of which perhaps the most often downloaded is Pokemon
Master. In it, you get to play as either yourself or as one of 36
different Pokemons, with several actions available (such as Egg Bomb, Confusion,
Rage, Hypnosis, Self Destruct, and many more). And, as the saying goes, all
Pokemons that should evolve, can evolve.
The Phoenix franchise is pretty popular, as far as
TI-84 plus Silver Edition games go. Developed by Patrick Davidson and Brandon
Francis, the final update in the franchise
brought along several improvements, which fans were delighted about.
It came with a counter for score points in-game, side-scrolling (which could
also be turned off), plus several fixes for previously identified bugs.
Initially developed for the TI-83 and TI-83 Plus,
this awesome 3D shooter has also since been adapted for TI-84 and TI-84 Plus
calculators. It is one of the most popular games in the shooting category and it
was created by Hans Tornqvist.
Are you the kind of math nerd-cum-gamer who will
always enjoy endlessly scrolling through space and shooting up enemies? Well, if
you are not, chances are that Phantom Star might turn you into one. This
side-scrolling shooter game features some nice little tricks, including
power-ups and external support within the levels. It was developed by Joe
Pemberton and is available for the TI-83, TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus.
Those of you who have already tried - and loved
- the Phoenix game are in for another shooter treat, thanks to the second
installment in the Firetrack series. This game is a vertical-scrolling shooting
experience, with quite a lot of detail for its category and platform. It
features impressive background visuals, plenty of enemies for you to wage war
against, plus new power-ups in the Extended Mode. This game actually comes with
two playing modes, which is also an achievement for this category. It was
developed by Benjamin Ryves for the TI-83 and TI-84 Plus.
Patrick Davidson, the guy who brought the world
Phoenix, also developed this neat little side-scrolling shooter, who is similar,
yet by no means identical with its more popular cousin. It is a very fast-paced
game, filled with a ton of action for die-hard shooter game fans.
5 awesome TI-84
Plus games developed by Brendan Fletcher
True gaming/math geekdom begins when the community
of gamers knows you by name as a developer. If you are still wondering which TI
calculator to buy, then you might not have heard of Brendan Fletcher - but once
you shell out your hard earned dollar on such a device and start playing, we
guarantee you will know who Calc84Maniac is. He is not the most prolific game
dev on the scene, but his connections with it run deep. He has developed some of
the most downloaded games for the TI-84 and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
calculators. Here are our top 5 picks:
If this game title sounds familiar, it is
probably because you have played the puzzle game of the same name, for the Atari
Lynx or the PC. It is the games first ever TI clone, as well as the very first
TI-83+ game with grayscale graphics. The game has you playing as computer geek
Chip McCallahan, who is dead set on joining the Bit Busters, a computer club
with highly exclusive admissions policies. To win the game, you need to make
your way through the complex club house, past invisible walls, across obstacles,
traps, block which you can move, doors which appear to be forever locked, plus a
whole range of monsters.
This one is rater self-explanatory, as far as the
gameplay goes: anyone who has ever owned a PC with an earlier version of Windows
is well-acquainted with this classic native game. The cool thing about
Fletcher's version is that it is the first one to feature grayscale graphics,
plus an entire host of other features, including a cursor, a timer, and several
As with Minesweeper before it, Fletcher also took
another highly popular game and adapted it in grayscale visuals, for the TI-83+
platform. It is a great challenge for math geeks, as you may already know, so it
is only appropriate that you should be able to play it on
All you need to do in this very basic, yet
challenging TI-84 calculator game is to keep jumping over holes, in order to
survive. Sounds simple? Try your hand at it and se for how long you can last!
The final title on our list is also rather
self-explanatory and we are sure you have played it before - either in real
life, or on some other platform. The graphics for this one come in striking
black and white and the gameplay is bound to also help improve your math and
There you have it: the best games for TI 84
calculators we could find, after scouring the web left and right like
game-hungry hawks. Schedule your first gaming session right after you are done
studying for the Calc section of your SATs - and, who knows, maybe you will one
day end up writing some games of your own. This segment is definitely missing
some cool new titles, like Rise of the Shadow Surfer, Silver Creek, Angry Birds,
Raze Silver, Sonic vs Shadow, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Skincraft. Yet this
cloud has a silver lining, if you only think about it: these games require no
sophisticated bit coin mechanism to pay for them, no platform ID registration,
nothing but a small corner of the web to host them in. Like a game genie (or
genius?), you can invent your own story, be it one that's played with one ball
or several balls, one where the player is a gryphon or a shark, one that takes
place under spring rain, or one in a magical sphere shaped world. The world of
TI-84 gaming, much like the world of math, has limitless possibilities.