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28th Apr 02, 7:05 AM
So i rent this Sega CD, along with this game called Snatcher. I boot it up, and i was immediately enthralled by the intro. ten minutes into the game, i'm in front a an abandonned building in a stormy night. I wait a while, exhausting the options i have, until I hear this bone chilling scream. And guess what? i have to go in that building...That's when i turned off the game, too chicken to continue. I never touched it again.
TO MY ETERNAL REGRET.
28th Apr 02, 7:28 PM
So, what's your favorite classic everyone ?
28th Apr 02, 7:53 PM
I've got several...
Metal Gear (Nintendo) - Where Snake started from.
Final Fantasy III (SNES) - Nuff said.
Star Raiders (Atari 2600) - Old school space sim
That's all I can think of off the top of my head... Gimme awhile and I'll think of some more.
28th Apr 02, 8:03 PM
The best game of all time:
Super Metroid-Super Nintendo
I beat that game countless times. It was so fun, and challenging. (I never did find that last missile tank either...)
28th Apr 02, 8:44 PM
Star Raiders was absolutely awesome. Speaking of Atari... who remembers the planet IRATA?
I knew MULE and 7 cities were put out by ECA (as they used to be known by the cube, sphere, and cone) but I had no idea they were among the first dozen titles.. figures, I guess. Really, anything that Electronic Arts put out before 1995. Bard's Tale (PC), for crying out loud. (Bard's Tale taught me how to navigate in everyday situations; buildings, cities, etc. I cannot get lost on a grid.) Sentinel Worlds I (PC). Actually, the beep-boop-beep-boop music from those titles is still stuck in my head to this day.
I had Axis Assassin and Pinball Construction Set on the Apple IIE.
Starflight. Battle Chess. The early Sierra games where you still had to type in what you wanted to do. (Figuring out the syntax was half the challenge! :D )
Contrasting these with Dungeon Siege, I'm disoriented. If, as a ten year old, you had shown me Dungeon Siege (or a system that would run it, in 1988) I probably would have suppressed the memory and / or dismissed it as a dream.
29th Apr 02, 4:13 AM
Ditto on the Star Raiders........
Man is that as blast from the past opr what. Anybody know of an site where u can d/l that using some sort of emulator for .
As for old favorites.........
Spectrum - The Hobbit - Old style adventure much like the type Squid was refering to.
Atari 600 - Star Raiders and Eastern front on the catridges. The was also another game where you would go aroung in a type of time machine beating up on Dragons. I think it was called El Dion. Also Rescue on Fractulas was another classic for the Atari.
Amiga - Speedball 2 and also Meg lo Mania were pretty cool.
Early PC - Eye of the beholder 1 + 2, Stealth Fighter F19a and the original Quake.......
29th Apr 02, 8:03 AM
Um, listen, you CANNOT talk about Eastern Front and Quake in the same sentence as classics. I'm not challenging the classic quality of Quake, but damnit, it's like lumping Venus figurines (paleolithic art) and Botticelli together.
Like I wanted to include Star Control, but that marked a new plateau of gaming that you just can't include when you're talking about all these other, older games.
But yeah, Eastern Front rocked. Pissed me off that you couldn't play past 1945. I never quite understood until someone explained it to me.. and then it kinda ruined the game for me that I was playing as the bad guys.. :D
F19 was fantastic, but it also kind of falls on that awkward border. I always had fun sneaking in and bombing Soviet submarine pens, but then it turns out that the father of someone I work with actually used to work in those facilites I was flattening with bombs on my PC. Whoops.
29th Apr 02, 8:17 AM
Gunsmoke on Nintendo 8bit! It rules, especially the music.
29th Apr 02, 8:22 AM
Classic Console = ack brain fart! Blaster Master!
Classic PC = AH-64 Apache Gunship
Classic Arcade = Gauntlet
29th Apr 02, 9:01 AM
Atari 2600...<sigh>...my first system...
They had a Space Shuttle Sim that, at least for that time, was very cool.
29th Apr 02, 12:17 PM
Hrm... The first game that I ever played: WingCommander (1! Yes, amazing, but there was once a 1... Now that there's, like, 50... or something...)
29th Apr 02, 2:17 PM
What no one remembers scorched earth :) That game was and still is great ;)
29th Apr 02, 9:15 PM
Best games of all time...
FFVI (FF III)-SNES
Wizards & Warriors-NES
29th Apr 02, 9:39 PM
the 7th guest for pc.
silent service, russian attack, metroid, legend of zelda for nintindo.
29th Apr 02, 10:01 PM
X-Com: UFO Defense - PC
1942 and Galaga - Arcade
Zak McKraken and the Alien mindbenders - PC
Choplifter - C64
My fav classics.
30th Apr 02, 12:21 AM
Oh yeah! I remember X-COM, that was a kick @$$ game!
30th Apr 02, 12:36 AM
Ah, yes. Half the fun of that game was the research.
Too bad the series tanked into mediocrity.
30th Apr 02, 5:32 AM
Squid - OK point taken on Quake. I shall try not to get my art mixed up in future ;)
30th Apr 02, 12:38 PM
I love that game SO MUCH!
Best classic RPG in exsitance!
And I also remember my atari 2600 I had back when I was like 8.
My father was some sort of god at "space jockey"
Also,anyone remeber the name of the atari game where
you fly over this plants surface and rescue these little guys,
and then fly to another planet to do the same?
30th Apr 02, 4:26 PM
Sounds like Defender, Daggerhawk.
YOU GO BOOM!!
30th Apr 02, 9:59 PM
I like Pong, X-Com, Mario Cart(SNES), and Super Mario World
1st May 02, 11:42 AM
No,Im quite sure it wasnt defender.
The games were laid out differently.
Oh! I just remembered another game!
Solar winds! That was great!
1st May 02, 1:13 PM
chucky egg-on the BBC, classic.
1st May 02, 1:52 PM
Super Mario Bro's (what can i say, i was a nintendo kid ;))
Toe-Jam and Earl
Duke3D (played that one a long time, even after Quake was released)
and Quake 1 (still play TF ;))
Wolfenstien was my first PC game that i can vividly remember. I was like 5 and was afraid of the huge nazi machine gunners :0
1st May 02, 6:59 PM
How dares no of j00 mention Yar's Revenge!!!!
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