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Post by Guest on Sun 07 Aug 2011, 7:09 pm

What were those games you played for hours on end as a kid?

I had Mario World on the Nintendo and spent many happy a moment collecting coins and jumping about on those turtles.

And who remembers the first ever Grand Theft Auto (with the view from above)?
That flame thrower was brilliant!


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Post by Guest on Sun 07 Aug 2011, 7:35 pm

I played Mario World religiously and rate it as the best game ever even now. I'd put finding all 96 levels ahead of the birth of my children!

All the StreetFighter games went along way into turning me into a recluse too.

Does anybody remember Yie Ar Kung Fu from the arcades? The music alone made it worth the 20p.

I am seriously contemplating buying one of them arcade cabinets with the 100+ classics built in. I think I am having one of them quarter life crisis I keep reading about! Happy days.

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Post by Gaelic-Warrior on Sun 07 Aug 2011, 7:41 pm

As a kid I remember the Mario Bros games on the NES, also Mario World on the SNES was class.

Pokemon games in primary school were awesome, god knows how many arguments they caused, just as bad as the trading cards. Super Mario Land 1&2 and the first ever Wario Land were great.

I remember getting the PS1 when I was 7, first ever game was Rayman- believe it or not it took me two months to figure out how to work the world map and move to the second stage, alright you walk there! Got the original Die Hard trilogy shortly afterward, hilarious stuff with the cheats on especially!

The Ocarina of time and majora's mask were unbelievable, true classics. The good thing about having the Nintendo Wii now is that I can get a lot of those games again on the virtual console. Good times....good times....
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Post by Dass on Sun 07 Aug 2011, 8:09 pm

The first games I ever played were on the much forgotten "Intellivision", I won't include these as I've got more memorable ones on later platforms. Here's a little taste of the fast paced action though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdHG5-K8E1E - If only I still had my Intellivision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtwlc_WJNM - Morrowind aint got anything on this.

As for some of the games of my youth well I'll stick more to PC games at the moment since to many otherwise.

Sensible World of Soccer I've still yet to find a football game that is so simple yet so much fun to play. Its still the best football game to be made as far as I'm concerned.

LucasArts adventure games (ANY) from the early 90's, they might have stopped doing them and went down a Star Wars only route. Yet this is what they did best and there adventure back catalog stands up and blows there SW one out the water.

System Shock 1/2 were the games that really brought cross genre to gaming, I doubt we would have Deus Ex series and I know that we wouldn't have the Bioshock games without this series.

Total Annihilation, I'll keep this short it may never get the mass market recognition Starcraft has got yet its still the better more in depth game.

Planescape Torment is a personal favourite of mine and a game I rank as the best RPG to be across any console. Yet its almost completely unknown in the mainstream market and even within its own developers game catalog it gets overlooked for games such as Baldurs Gate & Fallout. I still play it to this day every so often.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 11:08 am

Y I Man wrote:What were those games you played for hours on end as a kid?

I had Mario World on the Nintendo and spent many happy a moment collecting coins and jumping about on those turtles.

And who remembers the first ever Grand Theft Auto (with the view from above)?
That flame thrower was brilliant!

Just get in amongst a mafia gang and spin round in circles, roasting the lot of em!

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Post by The Galveston Giant on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 4:42 pm

Alex the Kid on the Master System. I wasn't rich enough for a Mega Drive then.
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Post by Cari on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 7:29 pm

I haven't played computer games since Chuckie Egg, Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy Wink

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Post by Adam D on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 8:03 pm

I played Chuckie egg recently on my Spectrum emulator.

Talking of which, my borther had a arcade game emulator last weekend - oh the joys of playing Kung Fu Master again!

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Post by greybeard on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 8:03 pm

Spy Vs Spy!

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Post by Solerina on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 8:11 pm

Crumbs! You lot are making me feel ancient.

Games of my youth? Two-zy Ball and Three-zy Ball Run

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Post by TipToes88 on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 9:51 am

Streets of Rage anyone hello?

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Post by President Trump on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 10:23 am

What ever happened to the local Arcade, I must have spent best part of my youth in those place playing weird and wonderful Neo Geo fighters and games like Metal Slug and the orginal WWF wrestlemania game with the Warrior and Slaugher in it

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Post by The Galveston Giant on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 12:16 pm

Loved the old Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble games.
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Post by Cari on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 5:43 pm

Did anyone here play Pong?

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Post by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 6:45 pm

TipToes88 wrote:Streets of Rage anyone hello?

hell yeah that game was amazing.

Sonic the Hedgehog on the Master System was much loved in my household. Also Donkey Kong and Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart on N64, spent hours playing them.

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Post by Pr4wn on Thu 11 Aug 2011, 2:32 pm

Fists of Fury wrote:
Y I Man wrote:What were those games you played for hours on end as a kid?

I had Mario World on the Nintendo and spent many happy a moment collecting coins and jumping about on those turtles.

And who remembers the first ever Grand Theft Auto (with the view from above)?
That flame thrower was brilliant!

Just get in amongst a mafia gang and spin round in circles, roasting the lot of em!

ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!

Great game.

Also love Resident Evil 1 & 2, Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Streets of Rage and Mortal Kombat.

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Post by TipToes88 on Thu 11 Aug 2011, 5:16 pm

Which one was perfect dark again? was that the one where you were in a prison cell at the start but you were some sort of alien killing cop?

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Post by Pr4wn on Fri 12 Aug 2011, 1:22 pm

Can't remember the story of the game, but aliens were involved. Was like a futuristic version of Goldeneye. Same engine.

Me and my mates just used to rinse the multiplayer mode, it was very customisable.

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Post by compelling and rich on Fri 12 Aug 2011, 7:20 pm

very earliest memorys would have to be frogger, dizzy egg, paper boy and few more which i cant remember the names (one involving dragons and having to build bridges etc think it was on the old atari)

then later on it was mainly master system then mega drive so alex the kid, sonic, double dragon, and streets of rage). after that was the n64 which imo is the best console ive had with mario, zelda, goldeneye being the best games ive played on there

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Aug 2011, 9:48 pm

That's brought backs some memories. I remember Paper Boy!

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Aug 2011, 9:51 pm

As if no one has mentioned Crash Bandicoot?! That game made gaming for me!

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Post by hornbloweroafc on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:16 am

Soccer Double for Commodore 64! I played this religously for months was one of my favourite football manager games of all time. Remember waking up putting the cassette in to load and then going to school. Getting home from school and it had just finished loading lol
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Post by TipToes88 on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:37 am

Episode 1 the game, Crash coot, Echo the dolphin, Urban strike, Ren and Stimpy, Zelda, Lylat Wars, Golden Eye, Mortal Kombat, Destruction Derby, Blade Runner millions of decent games that are still good today. I'm playing Golden Axe a bit again and just played through the original MGS.

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:55 am

My fave games from yesteryear...

Any by Julian Gollop: Chaos, Lords of Chaos, Rebelstar 2, Laser Squad.
Speedball 2, Brutal Deluxe.
Kick Off.
Double Dragon
Populous & Powermonger
Balders Gate
Gauntlet
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager
Xenon 2 Megablast
Heroquest
Ghouls n Ghosts
Trapdoor
Sim City

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Post by Pr4wn on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:15 am

Delta Force on PC was quality.

Theme Hospital, too.

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Post by Thomond on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:27 am

Earthworm Jim. On the PC, you can buy it for the PS3 now too.

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Post by trottb on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 3:59 pm

Can anyone remember the game rampage on the master system, double dragon or golden axe?

Also loved wonderboy 2 on the game gear.

Later on in life Toe jam and earl on the mega drive awesome!!!

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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 4:39 pm

Golden axe what a classic.
Was addicted to Sonic 2 as a child. Anyone remember Revenge of Shinobi on the mega drive? Got great fun out of that and Super Monaco Grand prix Very Happy

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Post by trottb on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 4:43 pm

Super Monaco GP!! Could go for hours on that.

Revenge of Shinobi was that the one with the ninja where you had the flying stars?

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Post by Guest on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 7:32 pm

Chase H.Q. Now that game was the business!

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Post by Pr4wn on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 8:42 pm

Road Rash and Outrun.

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Post by Dave. on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 8:54 pm

Pr4wn wrote:Delta Force on PC was quality.

Theme Hospital, too.

Is that related to the film with that great theme tune?

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Post by legendkillar on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 11:27 pm

Street Fighter 2. Man I played it so much. Skate or die was epic. Loved that game. Final Fight was my fav down the arcades along with daytona USA and afterburner.

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Post by Pr4wn on Thu 18 Aug 2011, 10:30 am

Riiiiiiiiidge Racer! Checkpoint!

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Post by easthfc on Thu 18 Aug 2011, 4:43 pm

Super Tennis for the SNES. The greatest tennis game ever created.

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Post by Shifty on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 10:53 pm

Spectrum - Manic Miner, The Great Escape

Nintendo Nes - Defender of the Crown, Nintendo World Cup, Ikari Warriors, Pirates!, Punch Out!,

Arcade - Double Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Crime Fighters, Street Fighter 2, WWF Wrestlefest

Amiga - Settlers, Space Crusade, Championship Manager 1993/1994, Civilization, Colonization, Theme Park, Secret of Monkey Island, Out Run

Mega Drive - Streets of Rage, Centurion Defender of Rome, Desert Strike,

Super Nintendo - Utopia, Metal Marines, Kevin Keegans Player Manager, Sim city. Super Mario Kart

PC - Master Of Orion 2, GTA Vice City, Runescape, World Of Warcraft

Gameboy - Pokemon Crystal

N64 - Resident Evil 2

I still play nearly all of these to this day on my PC. I take my lap top to work and sit there and play when I'm waiting on my lorry. Lap Top on the steering wheel, and charger in the lighter socket and I'm away for hours!

If anyone wants information on how to run these old systems on your PC for free, please drop me a message. It's easy to do and lets you relive a bit of your youth! It's not even very difficult. For the most part it isn't illegal as all of these old systems are now abandonware and only certain games you cant download due to copyright, Super Mario being an example.
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