Video game machines and games of your childhood/youth
Many, many hours playing
Hunt the Wumpus is the first game I remember playing. Maybe on an Acorn Atom? Back in the days when there was proper rivalry between being a Beeb man (and it was all men) or a ZX80/81/Speccy man.
I lost a good chunk of my first year of college to this:
Either on my mates Vic-20 or C64. Can’t remember which. We’d sign in at the college, then ride over the fields to his house on my Honda H-100, get some cans of cheap beer and play sensible soccer all day.
Great thread. Many good memories. There was also an adventure game played on the Apple-II that started with you negotiating for stuff. We played that loads at Laskey’s in Sheffield before getting thrown out on an almost daily basis 😉Posted 2 months agobreadcrumbSubscriber
Started with an Atari 2600. “Completed” Centipede, it basically just looped back to level 1 and slowed down again.
I had a flight simulator type have that required both joysticks, that was tricky.
Next step was a Master System 2 with built in Alex Kidd. Very late nights and that music got in my brain!
MegaDrive (Road Rash was a favourite) next followed by a Gameboy.
door stopAmiga CD32.
Then on to PlayStations.Posted 2 months agoRichPennyMember
Definite favourite was Phantasy Star though. Dungeon exploration enhanced by mates spinning the gamers chair wildly as you made your way, with hair mousse sprayed on you when you ran into something dangerous 🙂 Took us months to get to the end boss, where you couldn’t see how many HP it had. Then the backup corrupted and we had to start all over again 🙁Posted 2 months ago
My fave games in chronological order
ZX81 – Horace Goes SkiingPosted 2 months ago
ZX Spectrum – Manic Miner / Jet set Willy / Atic Attack
C64 – Monty On The Run / Elite / Sabateur
Amiga 600 – Another World
SNES – Super Mario 3 / Starfox / Donkey Kong Country
Mega Drive – Kid chameleon
Saturn – Virtua Fighter
PSX – Tomb Raider / Metal Gear Solid / Tekken / Gran Turismo
PS2 – GT4 / GTA3,VC & 4 / The Warriors / Tekken
PS3 – COD5twonksSubscriber
So so many games and systems, it’s impossible to have a favourite.
Main one through my teens was a C64 so I guess that’s the one.
Games were Ace, Uridium, Paradroid, Sanxion, Gribblys day out, monty on the run, crazy comets, hyper sports, boulder dash.
Any body remember GEOS for the 64? Basically windows miles ahead of its time that served little purpose, but was cool.
At 19 I got an Amiga, then ps1 to 3. Never bothered with anything else.Posted 2 months ago
Oh, forgot Yie Ar Kung Fu ( ZX / 64) ,Marble Madness, The Hobbit and Paperboy.
Anyone remember Adventure Parts 1-4 ? They were text based adventure games on the Spectrum.
Happy happy times.
@Cougar, I stand corrected. IIRC Horace Goes Skiing was the free game that was bundled with the ZX Spectrum 48k.Posted 2 months agochestercopperpotMember
There’s MAME and those Pandora dual arcade sticks with 900 or so arcade games.
Some rare gems in this lot!
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtpXcyqejmM[/video]Posted 2 months ago
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