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Old 13th December 2011, 02:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Favourite old games.

Arcade: Black Tiger, Street Fighter 2, Raiden, Berserk, Ghost n Goblins

Commodore 64: Wizball, Defender of the Crown

Megadrive: Shining Force 1 & 2, Rock n Roll Racing, Dune 2 : Battle for Arrakis

PS1: Resident Evil: directors cut, Twisted Metal 1 & 2, Wipeout series.


I also have an old Sega Saturn that I picked up cheap solely so I can play Shining Force 3 if I ever get around to getting the cds.
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Old 20th December 2011, 01:54 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Oh, this is fun. I was lucky enough to be a part of the generation when the Atari 2600 just came out and arcades popped up everywhere. Yar's Revenge was one of the best 2600 games in my opinion. For the arcade, I played so many but Tempest stands out. I went to a convenience store once and there was a Tempest game with 43 credits on it and I got hooked. I have a MAME emulator on my PC so I still game those old arcade classics somewhat often. Robotron has the most plays on that. My next system after the Atari was a Sega Dreamcast and I loved San Fransisco Rush 2049. Oh my, yes. Driving games I have always had a soft spot for.
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Old 20th December 2011, 02:54 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Here, I'm a man of the SNES and Windows 95 era, haha. That means I missed out on the Amiga, but no great loss, after seeing some of the games it held....

No, my favorites have been and always will be Super Mario World, LoZ:LttP, and the Final Fantasy games BEFORE Sony got their greedy hands onto the franchise. (Microsoft pretty well ruined it, or I should say Square Enix did so FOR Microsoft.) I wonder what FF would be like if it was still made for Nintendo platforms...?
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Old 20th December 2011, 03:57 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Sony has nothing to do with Final Fantasy.
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Old 20th December 2011, 08:38 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Sony has nothing to do with Final Fantasy.

Technically no, but it was when it migrated to their platform-the PS1-that the changes started that I disliked. Coincidence, I know, but I still stubbornly make that connection.


Actually, I would have much preferred that Final Fantasy stay in the same genre style as I or II, rather than the cyberpunk of XIII or even the steampunk/semi-cyberpunk of VII and VIII. (VIII didn't really have any steampunk aspects to it, true, but VII did and that was, with the possible exceptions of XII and XIII, my least favorite FF.)
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Old 20th December 2011, 06:54 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I wonder what FF would be like if it was still made for Nintendo platforms...?
Wel you'd have to jump about in the middle of your living room, flapping your arms about, and playing bowling mini-games in a disgustingly simplified gimmicky game. I'd imagine. Or prodding 3D things with a stylus.
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Old 20th December 2011, 06:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Perhaps preferable to what they've done to the series now.
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Old 20th December 2011, 07:05 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Re: Favourite old games.

Ahhh back in the day I used to own an Atari thingymajig and I must say that I have to agree with Dave and go with:

Caterpillar
Space Invaders
Asteroids and a couple of others:

PacMan
Decathlon... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUe2t3EgL60

I would love to play this game again, the pain in the palm of my hand after trying to beat my nan in the 100m... it's a memory to treasure! My favourite event was always the Pole Vault though...

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Old 20th December 2011, 09:59 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Did someone say PacMan?

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Old 21st December 2011, 12:42 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Ahhh back in the day I used to own an Atari thingymajig and I must say that I have to agree with Dave and go with:

Caterpillar
Space Invaders
Asteroids and a couple of others:

PacMan
Decathlon... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUe2t3EgL60

I would love to play this game again, the pain in the palm of my hand after trying to beat my nan in the 100m... it's a memory to treasure! My favourite event was always the Pole Vault though...
Ha! My friend and I broke or wore down so many joysticks with Decathlon. After playing that game it felt like you went through a workout. Activision games made the atari really worth having, Kaboom and River Raid and Megamania being my favs. BTW, the pole vault event had a quirk to it and by pressing the button repeatedly while soaring through the air, you could fly upwards (offscreen) for 5+ seconds and amass a huge score when you landed. A good Atari emulator is the Stella. Just have to g00gle the roms.
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Old 21st December 2011, 01:10 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Re: Favourite old games.

It was probably a few years later when my brothers and I started killing our joysticks with Summer Games on the C64, I also remember Hyper Olympics/ Track and Field for the arcade and all the tricks people had for it, seeing older kids scrapping coins across the buttons, karate chopping them

I had some friends over the other night and galaga, double dragon, golden axe and metal slug all got a bit of a bash on the mame cabinet, great games.

I never had an atari but pit fall, wizard of wor and HERO were favourites when playing at a friends house. I also had never played Adventure until a few years ago when I was reading about old rpgs and I still had a bit of fun getting my coloured square about the castle nearly 30 years later.
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Old 21st December 2011, 02:03 AM   #42 (permalink)
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A bit of trivia for Adventure for Atari, it was the first video game with a purposed easter egg. An invisible dot found in the black castle allowed your 'colored square' to pass through a wall near the yellow castle to see the creator of the game's name.
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Old 21st December 2011, 02:36 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Arcade Games: Dragon's Lair, Asteroids, Missle Command, Tron, Berzerk, Gunfight, Space Invaders, Tempest, Defender, Space Gun, Mortal Kombat, Battle Zone, Donkey Kong, Shark Attack, Elevators, Xenophobe, Beer Tapper, Burger Time, Spy Hunter, Wizard of Wor and GORF

Some of my favorites.
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Old 26th December 2011, 10:52 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Re: Favourite old games.

D-Generation was another favourite of mine (despite the fact that it also used to do my head in)

Another called Gravity on the Atari ST. Can't remember it all but it had to do with flying through space using gravity wells. I remember I like it though.
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Old 27th December 2011, 04:03 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Worms Armageddon, the first Diablo, I still play Age of Empires 2 with my cousins/brothers sometimes, and many others.

Good thread!
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