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« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2007, 11:52:25 PM »

I'm still waiting for Nintendo to re-release an updated version of Mario All-Stars to include not only the NES and SNES but he N64 Mario game.
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2007, 04:06:15 AM »

My first video game system was an Atari 2600.  I think it was a later model, though (1986?).  My brother and I were excited as can be, and we each got to pick a game.  He got Pole Position and I got Centipede.  I miss my Atari.

After that I think it went NES, Gameboy, Genesis, SNES, Playstation, N64, Dreamcast (never given a fair chance), and PS2 (during this we constantly traded in and re-purchases SNES, Genesis, PS1, N64).   I don't play too many games these days, maybe some Super Nintendo, or I play various ROMs on my PC (God Bless Neo Geo--Metal Slug games are brilliant).

Anyone ever get a Virtual Boy? TeddyR
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2007, 07:14:10 PM »

Anyone remember Vectrex or going back to pre Atari 2600 days, The Channel F (Fairchild) game system?
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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2007, 09:54:57 PM »

Damn. I wish I lived back in the old days. Those must have been super awesome. But sadly, I was born in 1991 right after all the cool years happened. But, my first game console was, NES, with those rectangle controllers. And I had mainly Duck Hunt, with the gun, and Mario of course, and the game with the bubble creatures, i forget what it was called. And other things. Then I got Sega Genesis, then PS1, then PS2, now I am trying to get an Atari, since i absolutely love Atari (Centidpede is my favorite, along with Asteroids.), and also a NES since i dont think i still have my old one. I had the first gameboy, the big clunky black one, that i think was my dads but i also played it, then *upgraded* to normal gameboy, then the miraculous gameboy color! omg, color! But thats about it. I really need to get Atari and NES soon though, gotta play with my friends!
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2007, 11:06:10 PM »

Anyone remember Vectrex or going back to pre Atari 2600 days, The Channel F (Fairchild) game system?

Was the Vectrex the system that was all vector graphics?
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2007, 11:08:50 PM »

I would still have to say that my favorite system of all time is still the SNES.

I was a loyal Sega fanatic until Contra 3: The Alien Wars came out on the SNES.

That was the game that single handedly made me want a SNES.   
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« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2007, 11:33:48 PM »

I'm a huge fan of old school shooters, and this site dedicated to shoot-em-ups is really good.

http://www.classicgaming.com/shmups/

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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2007, 03:05:07 PM »

I'm a huge fan of old school shooters, and this site dedicated to shoot-em-ups is really good.

http://www.classicgaming.com/shmups/


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« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2007, 05:58:47 PM »

Anyone else remember a game called Ninja Golf that was released for the Atari 7800?  Absolutely one of the strangest games ever to be released and one that is screaming for a remake on the PS3!!!!!!!!!

I was telling a co-worker about this game the other day and they said I was making it up.  I wasn't near a computer so I couldn't pull up proof that point.





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« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2007, 10:40:40 PM »

Woah, I totally got an Atari system yesterday. The old school system (with the brown panel in front, and the rest black), came with two joystick controllers, and the connecters to the TV and the outlet, and a box of a few hundred game cartridges. (Pretty much all I need now is Pong, since they didnt have it, and some atari paddle controllers). I'm so excited, i got is all for like, 50$. I've got to play with my friends soon, its so fun. Now my next goal is to get NES and games for it.
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« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2007, 11:07:21 PM »

Now my next goal is to get NES and games for it.

I've got an emulator disc for my Sega Dreamcast that has almost every single NES game on one disc.  Pretty cool, and they all play perfectly without any slowdown or sound missing.

I was playing Ninja Gaiden 2 last night as a matter of fact on it.

I've also got a SNES emulator for my Sega Dreamcast that has something like 400 games on one disc.
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« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2012, 06:45:17 PM »

Here's a site with old freeware/shareware PC games: http://www.classicdosgames.com/
I had a couple of these games years ago.  They were fun.

My first system was an Atari 2600, four switch wood grain model.  It was not new; it was my dad's.  I went to a birthday party at a skating rink, but I couldn't skate.  The rink had an arcade, and my mom showed me how to play Pac-Man.  When we got home my dad got out the Atari, and he showed me how to play the home version.  I was too young to notice the difference!  Later, I got a Game Boy.  It had a clear shell, and it came with Tetris.  I still have it.   Smile
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« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2012, 06:52:33 PM »

I'm as old-school as it gets.  I have great memories of the whole family heading on down to Malibu Gran Prix and play pinball, Midway Bowling, the Sprint racing games, Stunt Cycle, Drag Race, Space Invaders, Gypsy Juggler and others.. then came the 80s and Crazy Climber, Dig Dug, Defender, Centipede, Burgertime, Jungle King, etc.  The fantastic games of the 70s and 80s often made me forget I was often without a parent in the arcade and could easily get bullied out of my game by some mean kids.

I still make reviews of the older games for YouTube. 
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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2012, 02:16:26 PM »

I remember waiting around at JC Penny's to play the Atari console.  The old one, with "Space Invaders" as the main game.  Turned out, mom was not just shopping.  She would go and get in line to put another payment on the Atari she put on layway for me.  It took her months, but it was sitting out when little Andrew crept into the living room on Christmas day.

I think I got mine on my birthday or Christmas when I was around 14 o5 15..of course I have you guys beat by a decade and then some because I'm 47. And I still play console and PC stuff today, with my console seeing Skyrim and my new PC seeing the FPS goodness of the Painkiller complete collection. $19.95 courtesy of Gamestop  Smile

One of the reasons those old games were so good, in my mind, is that the people making them concentrated on the mechanics.  When you cannot woo players with useless eye candy, you need to make the game challenging to play, but some parts of it easy enough to master so a new player feels they are gaining something.  

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The games of that time also had no formal ending to them, as most games have today. The idea was to go as long as you could until the game was finally over. And for that sort of play,  you had to maintain a serious and balanced discipline between hand-eye coordination and  endurance.



One of the best RPG games was the original "Pool of Radiance" for the Commodore 64.  It was turn based and I like it much better than the new D&D type games.  You really could build and control an entire party. I couldn't do that playing some of the newer stuff that is real time.

I had P.O.R. for the computer about 10 years back and it had some good graphics and some seriously nasty creatures. If I remember right the game also came out on an NES cartridge.
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« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2012, 01:08:44 AM »

I remember playing the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64.  We then went NES, SNES, Genesis, PS 1, N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube, PS 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS 3 and Wii.  I also got a Retron 3 but that is a sad clone console designed to get me back into the NES, SNES and Genesis days. 

I remember surprisingly little about the 2600.  I think I was 5 when I was playing it.  Remember Centipede and Missile Command, I also remember one where you were searching to destroy these alien ships that were attacking before they destroyed your bases or motherships.  I remember a sort of bounty hunter element to it. 

The 64 we played infrequently, it was more in exercise by my grandfather to learn some programming as he was always curious about electronics.  He worked as an electrical engineer with AT&T. 

The NES was the first where I really comprehended or remembered much of what I was doing.  Lots of Mario, Contra, Mega Man, and lots of odd games here and there.  I always love watching reviewers on Youtube talking about XEXYZ or Metal Storm and saying I remember those games. 

While, I enjoyed it I also did quite a bit of PC gaming at the time with flight simulators and some early strategy titles.  Sword of the Samurai, Centurion Defender of Rome, F 15 Strike Eagle 2 and 3, F 117-A Stealth Fighter and the like.  Also, X-Wing.  I was also attracted  to the Sierra adventure/quest games. 

SNES was next and we played alot of games but less obscure games and more mainstream. 

Genesis we played lots of odd ones Beast Wrestler, Death Duel, Heavy Nova and that one Hunter something game.  Sorry can't remember the title believe it was more an Amiga game that was ported to the Genesis.

PS 1 continued our RPG love from the SNES, N64 was Ocarina of Time and Goldeneye (loved p**sing a friend off cause he never could get used to proximity mines), Dreamcast was lots of odd ones, PS 2 were lots of mainstream, XBOX the original is where I played the most racing games I ever enjoyed mainly my love of the rally games at the time.  Gamecube was more nostalgia and continuing earlier series we enjoyed Gauntlet and Tony Hawk and such. 

The currents are from our lack of great PC gaming plus our love of Morrowind from XBOX. 

A very generic recollections of my memories from the days of yore.  Of course, forgot the arcade stage.  (Remember spending $20 in quarters to try and beat the Turtles and Xmen.  Also, played lots of Golden Axe.)
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